Fibromyalgia Pain, Living Daily with Fibromyalgia

Just a Blog About Fibro

Today I am just writing a blog about living with Fibromyalgia.  What does that mean?  It means that I am just a normal person whose life has ups and down same as anyone. Sad days, happy days. Emotional days and steady days. I am just your average Jolene who has a life she is trying… Continue reading Just a Blog About Fibro

Living Daily with Chronic Invisible Illness, Living Daily with Fibromyalgia, Plantar Fasciitis and Bursitis

I try to keep my blog topics on the lighter side of pain...which is somewhat of a challenge since pain is my daily companion. Take today. I am dealing with the pains from the past 72 hours of non-stop preparing for a double going away party for our two sons who have joined the United… Continue reading

Living Daily with Fibromyalgia

Exercise and Fibromyalgia

Exercise is vital to everyone's health, but when you have Fibromyalgia, exercise seems like a daunting task. The daily pains from Fibro make even the simplest of chores seem overwhelming. How does one make an exercise regimen when just getting up and going is a task all its own?  This seems to be a real… Continue reading Exercise and Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Migraines, Fibromyalgia Pain, Living Daily with Fibromyalgia

24-48 Hour Fibromyalgia Delayed Reaction

Today I suffered the typical what I call "The 24-48 Hour Fibromyalgia Delayed Reaction." That delay is when our body reacts to what we did 24-48 hours before-hand. It's a part of Fibro that is frustrating. Most Fibros will get used to this happening to their bodies and learn to live through it. What does… Continue reading 24-48 Hour Fibromyalgia Delayed Reaction

Living Daily with Chronic Invisible Illness, Living Daily with Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Massage

If you suffer from Fibromyalgia, then Myofascial Massage may work for you! Yesterday was my first day of PT for this. Before, I had tried water therapy via a pool where they had me walking and doing various legs exercises.  While in the pool, it was not so bad, but walking out....that was a different… Continue reading Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Massage

Living Daily with Fibromyalgia

We Interrupt this Day for a Major Fibro Flare

So, today I had a major Fibro flare. See, I sewed yesterday with my ten-year old daughter who has been wanting me to teach her how to sew an apron. (It was on my summer "to do" list and well, it is summer, after all.) Of course that means I had to make an apron… Continue reading We Interrupt this Day for a Major Fibro Flare

Living Daily with Fibromyalgia

Ripe Peaches and a Fibro Day

Yesterday we drove just over 1.5 hours away to play music at a nursing home. As always, it was great fun meeting the residents and playing music! Then we all stopped at our favorite place-Cracker Barrel- for dinner. Does anyone NOT like that place? Seriously, it is the best! (Just saying!) Afterward,  we headed farther… Continue reading Ripe Peaches and a Fibro Day

Living Daily with Fibromyalgia

New “Normal” Fibro Day

Today was what I would call one of my regular "new normal" days. I awoke with the usual pains and stiffness while slowly making my way to the bathroom to begin my daily routine. I got my husband's coffee and apple prepared for his departure to work. I poured my own cup of coffee, made… Continue reading New “Normal” Fibro Day

Living Daily with Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Frustration

What is my biggest frustration?? Well, it would be choosing how to use what energy I have to complete the things that need to be done in a day. Especially when there are so many things that need to be done.  If I break these down to the bare necessities then I am faced with the… Continue reading Fibromyalgia Frustration

Living Daily with Fibromyalgia

Travel and Fibro Pain Don’t Mix

Travel and Fibro always leave me hurting! Well, this past weekend I traveled 1.5 hours away and celebrated 27 years with the love of my life. He is the best! We had a nice time. I was on Ibuprofen around the clock because I had another blessed PT appointment the day before. We ate at… Continue reading Travel and Fibro Pain Don’t Mix

Living Daily with Fibromyalgia

Doing daily tasks when you hurt

Today I hurt. This is not unusual since I have Fibromyalgia. I spent the past seven days living my life as wife and mother. With Fibro it is not as easy as it used to be *sigh*. Last weekend, I made and decorated a cake for our son's high school graduation party. After "writing" Congratulations… Continue reading Doing daily tasks when you hurt

Living Daily with Fibromyalgia

Hello World! I think this Blog has taken flight!

Well, I think this Fibromyalgia and Lupus Blog might actually be getting off the ground! Today was a rough day for me after coming off a weekend of watching the kiddos play music. We had driven 1.5 hours away yesterday. Driving is so hard on my body-even just sitting in the 15 passenger van while… Continue reading Hello World! I think this Blog has taken flight!