Fibromyalgia Family Life

A Quiet Autumn Afternoon in Pain

I have Fibromyalgia. That dread condition where you hurt all over, all the time. Today I find myself behind my computer with the Pride and Prejudice soundtrack playing and my grandson asleep next to me. Life is pretty good! Today I have created Christmas cards online, paid bills and enjoyed lunch with my kiddos. My… Continue reading A Quiet Autumn Afternoon in Pain

Fibromyalgia Family Life, Living Daily with Chronic Invisible Illness

Being Creative with Fibromyalgia

Having Fibromyalgia and being creative, like decorating a cake, is quite the challenge! Today after our family Bible study and prayer time it was decided to spontaneously celebrate our daughter's birthday, which is actually next weekend, but due to a music engagement we have way upstate, we will not be able to celebrate it on… Continue reading Being Creative with Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Family Life

Fibromyalgia-When the family gets sick

When you have Fibromyalgia life does not stop, not even when family gets sick. The chores still need to get done. The dinner still needs to get made. The laundry still needs to be washed. If you suffer from this dread condition and are raising a family, I can relate to you. I have a… Continue reading Fibromyalgia-When the family gets sick

Fibromyalgia Family Life, Living Daily with Chronic Invisible Illness

Fibromyalgia Flare-up

What causes a Fibromyalgia flare up? That is something I have been trying to figure out for over 3 years now. So, tonight at 8:30 p.m. my body decided to completely give out on me. No advanced warning...no preview of coming attractions... just flat-out locked up and said "I'm done!" I probably should have expected… Continue reading Fibromyalgia Flare-up

Fibromyalgia Family Life, Living Daily with Chronic Invisible Illness

Fibromyalgia and the Guilt Complex

You may have read on other blogs about how some people with Fibromyalgia lovingly tell friends and family that they cannot attend an event or host a gathering and bow-out "gracefully." In this post I we will speak about the realities of the guilt involved by doing this and its repercussions on your health.There is… Continue reading Fibromyalgia and the Guilt Complex