Well, that long-awaited cool front passed through this afternoon. I would have known without the weather app on my phone preparing me! It is a bittersweet thing for this Fibro gal, those cool fronts. See, I love autumn! The colors, the leaves falling in the breeze, pumpkins and the amazing smells! I have been waiting… Continue reading That Long-awaited Cool Front
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
As summer comes to an end, I am reminded of the blessings life has to offer. Yes, there are blessings to be found if we take the time to look. Summer brought warmth, gardening, flowers and dragonflies! (We won't mention, mosquitos, ticks, and sun rashes...this is a post about finding blessings.) However, if you live… Continue reading Looking for the Blessings with Fibromyalgia
I have felt the physical effects of the past week which offered nothing but continuous rain from remnants of a tropical storm. I chose to be as productive as possible despite how the rains make my Fibromyalgia body feel. I spent one day making several meals for the week and resting, I spent a day… Continue reading Fibromyalgia Makes Every Day Difficult
"Have Mercy upon me, O Lord; For I am weak: O Lord, heal me; … Continue reading Look to the Scriptures when in Pain
Labor Day is the last celebrated American holiday for BBQ's before the weather turns cold. For me, Labor Day has always signified the day before school began. As a child, it was the last "Hooray!" day because you knew that the next day, school would begin. It was a bittersweet time in my childhood. My… Continue reading Labor Day Memories
Lake Michigan, USA. My view from the hotel where my husband is in meetings all week. This particular block of time in my life is one of a seemingly never-ending time of a major Fibromyalgia Flare. I am listening to instrumental hymns and currently "Higher Ground" is playing. Do you know the hymn? I’m pressing… Continue reading Lead Me to Higher Ground During this Fibromyalgia Flare
(This article was reprinted by request.) Okay, so let's talk about the realities of having Fibromyalgia or another chronic pain disease. Few websites or blogs will touch on this subject. I will do my best to do so. See, I am a daily Fibromyalgia warrior. I fight the battle of pain every day and it… Continue reading Positive Thoughts and Fibromylagia
When the storms of a Fibromyalgia flare occur, what do you do?... What can I say? Sadly, today has been a bad day for me. I felt the flare coming on yesterday, although I tried to ignore the symptoms. I had had two consecutive nights of being woken up with all the joint pains, but last… Continue reading When the storms of a Fibromyalgia flare occur, what do you do?
trying the best to be the you you are now with Fibromyalgia
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
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
When you have Fibromyalgia the last thing you want to deal with is a bathroom remodeling job.
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
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
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
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
May is Fibromyalgia Awareness Month. It is also Lupus Awareness Month. Please be compassionate to those who suffer from either of these two conditions...or worse, both. Happy May- ~The Fibro Momma of Ten
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
Living with Fibromyalgia is a daily, moment-by-moment battle. This is my battle every day.
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
Good Friday! And yes, it is a good Friday, because the sun has finally decided to show itself! It has been a very dreary and wet early spring. I regret to say that I have not felt much like writing. I have been sad with my Navy Sailor returning back to his post after a… Continue reading Here Comes the Sun
Gardening can be rough on anyone but if you have Fibromyalgia, even rougher! This Fibro Momma will show you how it's done! So I decided to take a moment and write. I am waiting for the timer to go off on a batch of blueberry and a batch of banana muffins. I also just finished… Continue reading Gardening with Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia means surprises but I never expected the surprise I got today. Today I had a baby shower to attend at Noon and our family's first music engagement of the year began at 4pm. I knew my body should not do both, but the shower was for a dear friend's daughter and I could… Continue reading Fibromyalgia Surprises
"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
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!
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
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
I have Fibromyalgia knees. What is that, you may ask? That, my friend is the price one pays for having a grand condition such as Fibromyalgia! Fibro knees are sore. Fibro knees feel like they are swollen-but there is no sign of swelling. Fibro knees hurt to sit down and then stand back up. Fibro… Continue reading Fibromyalgia Knees
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
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?