A Shame Filled Entitlement

Social Security is a Federal program we pay for every day of our working lives. I started working when I was 15 and paying into Social Security. I looked at those steep payments being taken from my check every week as a savings plans for retirement. I also knew in case of injury, I was paying into Social Security so it…

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In the Begining…

Once you have learned you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you find relief for a split second. You have a diagnosis. Then complete fear as you realize, you have no idea what this diagnosis means? Fibromyalgia Syndrome, a chronic disease. This is where we all separate on our individual paths on our journeys through the ups…

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Roll Around in My Mind!

Just some thoughts… maybe lessons learned? Certainly hard-earned. Remember always, if you have life, you have a purpose. Bad things happen to ordinary people. It is a fact, not a coincidence. Who did I think bad things happened to? The movie star that hated the limelight? The rock star that lived in a world of…

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And on the 8th day, I slept.

At 0930 I received an automatic voice message this morning; “Thank you for filling your prescriptions with our pharmacy, we want you to know the prescription items you ordered have shipped.” Today is the 8th day I have been without my medications. I had a few rescue medications that I was able to use, but for the…

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Detour

I fought very hard to regain my health after a car accident in 1998 left me with a myriad of chronic pain conditions, one of those being Fibromyalgia Syndrome. I wanted to live the life I felt I should live. I had a career! It had always been about a career for me. Not dogs,…

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Why is Fibromyalgia Syndrome an Unacceptable Diagnosis?

I was watching a YouTube lecture about fibromyalgia. (I wish I could remember the name.) The doctor giving the lecture told his students, “Telling a patient they have fibromyalgia is like telling them they have a fever, this is not an acceptable diagnosis.” I immediately turned the TV up! The lecturing doctor continued and I…

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Practice Koselig

Originally posted on I Tripped Over a Stone:
Koselig is a Norwegian word, loosely translated meaning cozy. Koselig is much like the Danish word Hygee also meaning cozy. Since I am of Scandinavian descent, heavy on the Norse (yes we have lutefisk for Christmas), we will talk about Koselig. The practice of embracing all things…

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Let’s Play Anthropologist!

Anyone else nervous about the holidays coming up? I just had to take a ten-minute break to get my head together so I can write this post! Yes, I am nervous about the approaching holidays. It all seems so very overwhelming. I wish I could still get stupid drunk! I do know that I can and…

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The Hard Way or The Easy Way?

I can beat the shit out of myself on a daily basis! This has to be stopped. I have to move further into acceptance. Liking myself, realizing I am where I am today and be OK with that. I need to remember I am doing my best with the knowledge I have at this moment…

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The Blood Test for Fibromyalgia is Here!

This is a joke, right? No! The FM/a blood test will put an end to the question, “How do I know if I have fibromyalgia?” In March 2016, the FM/a blood test was FDA approved and is covered by most health insurance. If you need proof, here is your blood test. The FM/a blood test…

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Breakthrough! There are TYPES of Fibromyalgia!

There is a website called, Great Americans. An individual named Court Johnson wrote the following article; Small Nerve Fiber Study Finds Different Kinds of Fibromyalgia Exist. on the site called Great Americans. Finally! Between Court Johnson’s article, Wiki, and me, I’m going to try to break it down for you. starting with what we know. Fibromyalgia is…

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I’ve been Plagiarized!

Last Update: 11/7/2017. Angela Wise has retracted her apology and any acknowledgment of copying my writing… Update: 11/7/2017. Was acknowledged for writing the 7th stage with an apology that my name had been overlooked. That is all I wanted. Thanks to everyone who wrote her a comment, I appreciate your support. ~K. Update: 11/6/2017. Was finally…

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