Living Daily with Chronic Invisible Illness

Fibromyalgia and Clothing

In the past 2 weeks, my family has celebrated 4 birthdays. One of them was mine. Having 10 children, one expects the majority who lives close by to be a part of the festivities...One would be right! I had a parade of my grown children and grands filter through for breakfasts, lunches and dinners over… Continue reading Fibromyalgia and Clothing

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Do Loved Ones Understand our Chronic Pain?

We have a Chronic Pain Disorder; Now let's talk about whether the loved ones around us can understand what we deal with daily. We try not to vocalize our pains or we sound like a hypochondriac.  We try not to over-do it, but then we look lazy. When we do things we shouldn't, we are told… Continue reading Do Loved Ones Understand our Chronic Pain?

Living Daily with Chronic Invisible Illness

A Possible Daily Scenario of a Fibromyalgia Sufferer

What a typical day looks like for a Fibromyalgia sufferer...   *6am- wakes up stiff with joints feeling like they are on fire... every.single.joint. *Struggles with brushing teeth and showering, head may have that "far-off" hazy feeling of a pending "Fibro-type" migraine- (only a fellow Fibro sufferer knows what that means). *The left shoulder may… Continue reading A Possible Daily Scenario of a Fibromyalgia Sufferer

Living Daily with Chronic Invisible Illness

Perimenopause and Migraines

Are you perimenopausal? Do you suffer from Fibromyalgia, Lupus or another arthritic condition?    If so, you may have noticed your pain levels have increased during your cycle. Perhaps you have more severe migraines, more intense pain, etc.  People with Fibromyalgia get a different type of migraine than the usual kind. These migraines don't just… Continue reading Perimenopause and Migraines

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Ringing Ears and Fibromyalgia

Ringing in the ear affects many people who suffer from Fibromyalgia. The ringing usually affects one ear and make that ear feel full or heavy. The ringing may be intermittent or constant. It may occur a few times a month or several times a week. It may even precede a Fibro flare!! For the past… Continue reading Ringing Ears and Fibromyalgia

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Drawing a Line

This website has been sorely neglected for a host of reasons...and I apologize for that. The sabbatical I had to take was mostly in part to my husband, who was diagnosed with blood cancer and underwent a bone marrow transplant in the fall of 2021.   Having to deal with my Fibromyalgia and the constant trips… Continue reading Drawing a Line