I always wish people "Happy Holidays". I used those words to cover both Christmas and New Year's Day. But no more. From now on I will make a point of saying "Merry Christmas". I don't like being told what to do, how to act, or what to say, especially when it is bull****. When I [...]
These are my personal thoughts and feelings about life with fibromyalgia. I do try think positive and I succeed MOST of the time…but there may be a pity party or two. I have a companion and it’s name is Fibromyalgia . I don’t want him here, but he won’t leave. He is a murky shadow hanging over my shoulder. And he is just waiting for a chance to knock me down. Maybe, you know him too.
Saying Merry Christmas Banned For Being Offensive
How To Survive College With Fibromyalgia
Getting a college degree can be challenging for anyone, for someone with a chronic illness, it can seem impossible. Rachael Korinek knows just how challenging it can be. Rachael was diagnosed with fibromyalgia when she was 15 years old. She's also been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme disease, chronic pain and chemical sensitivities. In [...]
What Fibromyalgia Symptom Do You Resist The Most?
There are basically two ways to deal with Fibromyalgia: accept it or resist it. We start out fighting against it. We push ourselves. We resist. Eventually, we realize resistance is only creating more suffering for ourselves. We begin to accept things are different now. Our life has changed. Fibromyalgia is not going away. We have [...]
Raising Awareness For Invisible Illness
Today is the first day of Invisible Illness Awareness Week 2015 sponsored by Rest Ministries, Inc. What does raising awareness really mean and what do we hope to gain? It is a way to bring attention to a specific issue. Raising awareness is about communicating - communicating in a way that changes the way people [...]
Chronic Illness In Pets
I used to work in a veterinary clinic. I remember being astonished at the number of pets with chronic illnesses. I did not realize that dogs, in particular, get many of the same illnesses as people such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease and thyroid disease, just to name a few. Many believe that [...]
More Than I Can Handle
I have always believed the phrase; God won't give you more than you can handle. But right now I am a mess and it is because of UNCONTROLLABLE STRESS. I can drink chamomile tea, stretch and massage my muscles and distract myself all day long, but the stress is still there. It's more than I [...]
Clinical Trials: Learn Why I Am Talking About Them
Clinical trials are research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans. These studies may also show which medical approaches work best for certain illnesses. They are important because they advance medical knowledge and help improve patient care. Each study answers scientific questions and tries to find [...]
Be Careful What You Wish For
"Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it." We often wish for things without really taking into account everything that comes with them. There may be unforeseen and unpleasant consequences. In the story, The Monkey's Paw, a man finds a magical monkey's paw that can grant him a certain number of wishes. [...]
Whom Can We Trust When It Comes To Our Health?
Trust is the belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective, etc. Whom can we trust when it comes to our health? Can we believe that the health agencies that are in charge of protecting our health are doing so? Can we trust the information we are given is reliable and honest? Is [...]
Holiday Stress And Fibromyalgia
Holiday stress and fibromyalgia do not play nice together. The winter holiday season is supposed to bring feelings of love and joy. Yet for many of us, it brings emotional stress. We know that stress can have a huge impact on fibro symptoms. Stress often triggers a fibromyalgia flare up, especially emotional stress. It's often [...]