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FMF: Loyal Friends

To my loyal friends, old and new; I am so excited to let you know that my website is in the midst of a huge renovation. Actually, more than a renovation. My friend Michele Bruxvoort, who has written here several times, and I have decided to join forces and create a brand new website. After… Continue reading FMF: Loyal Friends


Fibromyalgia ~ Physical Therapy & Exercise

This week’s guest is Sarah from the blog, The Last Days of Pompeii. She’ll be sharing about physical therapy and exercise. She just started her own blog to help awareness of Fibromyalgia, MCS, and Rheumatoid Arthritis. She has found like many of us with a chronic illness that the chronic illness blogging community is so uplifting… Continue reading Fibromyalgia ~ Physical Therapy & Exercise


Letters to Friends ~ Why Are You So Tired?

Just beyond the pain of fibromyalgia, fatigue is probably the biggest deterrent to life for the fibro warrior. This is not a good tired such as, after a hard day of working in the garden or boating at the lake. This tired stays with you. It’s there almost every morning when you rise, whether or… Continue reading Letters to Friends ~ Why Are You So Tired?


Letters to Friends – Where Does it Hurt? What’s the Pain Like?

What’s the Pain Like? You may be trying to understand what your fibro friend is experiencing. Describing the pain of fibromyalgia is difficult. The asnwer to “What’s the pain like?” is undescribable. It is unlike anything I have known. This isn’t your typical headache or even a broken bone. My pain is like a ghost.… Continue reading Letters to Friends – Where Does it Hurt? What’s the Pain Like?

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Letter from Mandy – First Signs of Fibro

Letters to Friends #2 – First Signs of Fibro Dear Sis, Thanks for checking on me the other day. You asked about my first signs of Fibro. As you know, I had disembarkment disorder after our cruise to the Bahamas in February 2011 (which has never gone away), follow by neck pain and then I was… Continue reading Letter from Mandy – First Signs of Fibro


Legato For Women Great for Massage

“I have been given this product, Legato as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. “ Fibro Pain vs. Passion I recently wrote about the effects of fibromyalgia pain on… Continue reading Legato For Women Great for Massage


Have Questions About Fibromyalgia?

Do You Have Questions About Fibromyalgia? Do you wonder if it is real or just something made up? What are they talking about when they say, “I don’t have enough spoons”? Why can’t you come out to the parties anymore?   I know that I had a lot of questions until recently… I had friends… Continue reading Have Questions About Fibromyalgia?


Growing Pains ~ Fibromyalgia?

Back in the day, they called it growing pains. Well, I had enough growing pains to be ten feet tall. But there was never any evidence of a problem, just pain after exertion. Several times during the 5th and 6th grade, I had excruciating chest pain. This pain took my breath away and felt like I… Continue reading Growing Pains ~ Fibromyalgia?


5 Things I Wish People Knew About Fibromyalgia

It’s Fibromyalgia Awareness Day! Today we want our friends and family to understand a little bit better about the struggle of this invisible disease. I’ve not been able to write much on Fibromyalgia lately, but this month I am sharing some posts from my Fibro Friends. Donna suffers from Lime Disease, Fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue. She… Continue reading 5 Things I Wish People Knew About Fibromyalgia