So Damned Tired

Fibromyalgia 101 Recently, one of my doctors remarked that, because I have an autoimmune disorder, I’ll need to really look into the COVID vaccine before I get it. My response? “So, you do consider fibromyalgia an autoimmune disorder?” She said, “Yes, it’s an autoimmune disorder.” Over the years, I’ve heard no one knows what causesContinue reading “So Damned Tired”

Hope This Finds You Well

In recent weeks, both of my young adult sons have, separately, encouraged me to begin walking regularly, sure that’s all I need to feel better. I agree with them that walking routinely would be helpful and it is a goal, but it’s not the cure. If I’m having a good day, I can handle stairsContinue reading “Hope This Finds You Well”

Mixed Up World of Fibromyalgia

I have a few post fragments in my head but pain has been significant recently and I’m not concentrating well. I mentioned a few posts ago that I have had the diagnosis of fibromyalgia for 11 years but feel like I’m just now truly accepting the big picture of fibro and adjusting my behaviors thatContinue reading “Mixed Up World of Fibromyalgia”

Comfort in Numbers

It was, at once, both relieving and a bit surprising when I learned yesterday that people with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia are 10 times more likely to commit suicide than the general population and almost three times more likely than other chronic pain patients. (Pain News Network) It’s perverse, but it helps to know I’mContinue reading “Comfort in Numbers”

Losing My Head

After tossing and turning all night, in addition to stress eating, I woke fatigued. The headache and nausea that’ve been around for about a week were present, but the dizziness and motion sickness had subsided. As I moved around, my head started spinning. When my husband asked how I was doing and I indicated thingsContinue reading “Losing My Head”

Living with Chronic Pain

The first clue that my back pain was going to be something to deal with long-term, aside from my doctor realizing my legs were different lengths, was at the physical therapy office. At age 16, standing 5’9″ and weighing 103 pounds, the therapist traced both sides of my spine with marker, and then he startedContinue reading “Living with Chronic Pain”