Homeschooling with Fibromyalgia

Making Home-school Desk Dividers

Today this Fibro-Momma tried her hand at making some home-school desk dividers to use this coming school year.  I do admit that being crafty is an outlet for me. I love to sew and paint, too. However, my forever achey Fibro body does not always let me, but I do try!!  Having Fibromyalgia is a… Continue reading Making Home-school Desk Dividers

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Varying Hormone Levels in Your Home and Fibromyalgia

I deal with a lot of different personalities and hormone levels at my house. Why?? Well, for starters I have ten children from ages 27 down to 9 and six still live at home. Each one is uniquely made and each one goes through his or her own issues at any given time. I have… Continue reading Varying Hormone Levels in Your Home and Fibromyalgia

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Cast Your Cares Upon the Lord

Have Faith! The Bible (paraphrased) says not to worry about tomorrow because today has enough going on to monopolize our minds. This is true for everyone, but for a Fibromyalgia sufferer it's VERY true. Worry can add stress to our minds, which overflows to our bodies, which causes immeasurable, debilitating pain that is all-consuming and… Continue reading Cast Your Cares Upon the Lord

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Life Does Not Stop for Fibromyalgia

June has been quite a month for this Fibro Momma! Music engagements, family visits, Father's Day, my 28th Anniversary...all has kept me busy, busy. Life does not slow down for Fibromyalgia.   So, What do you do when life does not slow down for Fibromyalgia sufferers and your body desperately needs it to??  Pacing yourself… Continue reading Life Does Not Stop for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Pain

Sensitive, Burning Skin and Fibromyalgia

This evening I went out to dinner with my hubby and 19 year old son and just as we were leaving, it began to rain.  As I made my way to the car, those raindrops felt like they were burning my skin with each pelting drop. By the time I got to the vehicle I… Continue reading Sensitive, Burning Skin and Fibromyalgia

Suffering with Fibromyalgia

Getting Through a Day with Fibromyalgia

How do you get through a day with Fibromyalgia? Well, for starters, you have to realize that one day can take on a hundred different pain issues depending on the choices you make. For example, I usually feel run over by some form of transportation before my feet hit the floor! (How's that for a… Continue reading Getting Through a Day with Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia and Deadlines

When you have deadlines to meet and you suffer from Fibromyalgia, that can make one's week extremely difficult to get through. I don't know about you, but when I have a deadline it causes my adrenaline to kick in, allowing me to accomplish the task at hand, but the after effects can be debilitating. My… Continue reading Fibromyalgia and Deadlines

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When a Fibromyalgia Flare Never Seems to End

When a Fibromyalgia flare never seems to end, what do you do? How about when "life" seems to overtake you and the Fibro has you immobilized and you can barely move from the intense pain that has befallen your Fibro body, what about that? Does your pain seem to come and go on different parts… Continue reading When a Fibromyalgia Flare Never Seems to End

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Weather Changes and Pain

"There's a change in the weather, says I" Yep. It's true. I don't need the weather app to tell me a storm is coming. I can feel it.  Hours before it happens, I know. My hips, my knees, and my shoulders. You know, any part of me with ball and sockets...and everything on me that hinges and… Continue reading Weather Changes and Pain

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Fibromyalgia and NOT over-doing it!

I'm a Fibromyalgia Warrior and it's the last week in February and the good Lord has given me a day of sunshine! So, after school lessons were done, we headed outside to enjoy the day! However, this Momma decided to attack the neglected patio due to dreary winter weather instead of sitting quietly in the… Continue reading Fibromyalgia and NOT over-doing it!

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Cold Weather and Fibromyalgia

Today was a tough one. After all the cooking that was done by me the past few days, what with Valentine's Day and a son's birthday (which yielded 14 people) this Fibro body was struggling. Add a previously scheduled photo shoot this afternoon for our family's 5th Bluegrass music CD cover (taken by your friendly… Continue reading Cold Weather and Fibromyalgia

Cooking with Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, the Weather and Family Meals

Why is weather a factor for Fibromyalgia sufferers? I mean, just when you think the pacing you have been doing daily, (giving yourself adequate rest and not over doing it), and trying your best to get through the week, it drops out of the sky and rains. Literally. Well, such has been my prior two… Continue reading Fibromyalgia, the Weather and Family Meals

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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

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Is Fibromyalgia Progressive?

This month marks the 3-year anniversary of my diagnosis with Fibromyalgia. I wish I could say that the past 3 years I have stayed the way I was at my diagnosis. However, my experience has led me to conclude that Fibromyalgia is a progressive condition. When I was first diagnosed, my pain levels were at… Continue reading Is Fibromyalgia Progressive?

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Fibromyalgia and Driving

Fibromyalgia and driving don't go hand-in-hand, at least for me. My experiences have always been less than agreeable. Even going shopping or to the city for a doctor's appointment, wreak havoc on my body. Yesterday,  I had to drive over an hour to take one if my sons to a doctor's appointment in the city.… Continue reading Fibromyalgia and Driving

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Trying to Out-run Fibromyalgia Pain

When I am hurting and in need of rest, oddly, I'll get a vision of me outside, running very fast. In that vision, I have a desire to run non-stop; to run with all my might as if someone or something is chasing me...Maybe even over-exert my physical form like I am trying to prove… Continue reading Trying to Out-run Fibromyalgia Pain

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Fibromyalgia and Dividing your Chores

When you have Fibromyalgia, you have to divide up your chores into segments. That means NOT doing things all in one day. For me, this is a hard rule to follow. Especially when my old, pre-fibro self used to "do-it-all" in one day! Take summer gardening. Once upon a time used to pick, wash, cook… Continue reading Fibromyalgia and Dividing your Chores

Homeschooling with Fibromyalgia

Homeschooling with Fibromyalgia

Homeschooling with Fibromyalgia can be a challenge. It's now January of 2018 and I am trying to get back into the swing of the school schedule. That means I have been preparing schedules for me to follow; schedules for me to adhere to when I'm having a (new normal) pain day, an "I feel like… Continue reading Homeschooling 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

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Fibromyalgia and Emotional Stress

Stress can wreak havoc on anyone's health, but for a person with Fibromyalgia, it can be gruesome.  Emotional Stress effects people in different ways. Sadness, grief, joy  and laughter are all emotions, but when intense sadness befalls a Fibro sufferer, it causes pain like no other.  Recently I encountered a situation where my emotions rose… Continue reading Fibromyalgia and Emotional Stress

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Happy 2018 with Fibromyalgia

Happy 2018 with Fibromyalgia! What? Can you even put the word "happy" with Fibromyalgia? No, not really. But it is a new year and everyone says "Happy New Year!!", right? A positive outlook is crucial with a condition like Fibromyalgia. Sadly, I must admit that I am not always as upbeat as I try to… Continue reading Happy 2018 with Fibromyalgia

Christmas with Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia and Sewing

So, the other night I decided to pretend I didn't have Fibromyalgia. I know what you're thinking. How can you forget that you're in pain? How can you forget the gnawing, aching feelings that last 24/7? How can you forget??? Well, back in my old life of non-Fibro when my oldest daughters were young, I… Continue reading Fibromyalgia and Sewing

Christmas with Fibromyalgia

Christmas Visitors and Fibromyalgia 

Who doesn't love the holidays? All the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping, the twinkling lights everywhere you look, and the entourage of visitors that pass through your home. It's like something out of Currier and Ives or Norman Rockwell painting. However, even if you have one visitor this holiday season it can still wreak… Continue reading Christmas Visitors and Fibromyalgia