Countdown, Handing Over the Keys…

I can not believe this opportunity that lies before me. What I thought would take a year will happen in two months! We are to hand over the keys to our home on October 1st! Then we downsize to a 5th wheel and a ‘big boy’ truck! Needless to say, every day counts. I hope…

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Life begins… again?

My niece is a Realtor. A damn good one at that. She brought her boss with her today as my hubby, and I know we want to sell our house and start living the RV life, full time. I was prepared for lists of ‘must complete’ home improvements, city inspections, showings and painting, and the…

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The Chronic Illness Hell Flare.

“I will take charge of my illness it cannot be in charge of me.” Before we begin, can I just explain how much I hate going to the doctor? I mean, getting ready? (Showering is hard but who wants to be the ‘funky’ patient?) The questions! When was your last period? Yes, the question they…

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Put on Your Big Girl Panties and Deal!

I am battling through ‘something’… a new stage of fibromyalgia? Is this a 50 + club I have inadvertently joined? I have 2 decades of experience with this disease. Does anyone have a third decade under their belt? Did you notice any changes in your third decade? Anything that should be added to the Stages of…

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Nothing More.

I am a blogger. A simple blogger that happens to have fibromyalgia and a few of its cronies. I blog about chronic illnesses, mostly fibromyalgia. Sometimes a few additional “surprise!” pieces come together and grace this blog. But. I am a blogger. I just want to blog. I have things to say. I have “opinions.”…

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The Purple Dress, Maybe the Navy?

Guess what day it is? Wedding Day! Yes, my nephew will be getting married at 4pm today. I must say, it is a beautiful day here in Minnesota. They have picked a wonderful venue, and on the invitation, it states this is a casual wedding. Casual… I am ten pounds heavier than I was last…

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I Need to Find the Entrance.

Its been a very difficult time, I am not going to lie. I am trying to find an exit. No. I am desperately trying to find an entrance (that’s it). I need to re-enter my life again. I need to function as a whole person; wife, sister, daughter, friend … I am struggling, but I am…

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I Almost Lost.

As I sit here, this morning, I need to write about something that makes me feel weak. This results in a feeling of embarrassment and shame. But neither of these feelings are mine to own. What I just went through is a fact of depression, not the exception. While this is still fresh in my…

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Mind Field Monday

I’ll never give up! Sometimes we hit the ground… keep getting up. ~Kim

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You Must Deconstruct to Reconstruct Your Life!

  I use to wonder if I would die from this Fibromyalgia Syndrome I have? Fibromyalgia in itself is not an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease is when your immune system attacks your healthy cells by mistake, you suffer from inflammation and chronic pain. Some autoimmune conditions even cause death. Fibromyalgia is not this. Fibromyalgia…

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Let’s Talk Smash Books!

What is a Smash Book? It is merely a scrapbook that you fill up with all the things that are in that box, under your bed, filled with notes, photos, and cards! The precious things that are important to you. The beauty of a Smash Book is there are no rules! I am not a…

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Why is Chronic Pain so Tiring?

With fibromyalgia, as well as other chronic pain diseases, the brain is constantly firing pain signals. Our brain receptors are consistently attempting to keep up! Brain scans have revealed that those with fibromyalgia, are not producing enough of the organic chemical; dopamine. This low-level restricts our ability to maintain a sense of well-being. Remember the fight or…

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