Tagged: fibromyalgia

What I want you to know about invisible illness

8Feb

Not all is what it seems. From the outside, you’d say I’m a healthy, happy young woman who looks fine. Look beyond what your eyes tell you and you’ll find chronic illness. Invisible illness is a condition or disability that’s … Continue reading

  

DISEASES OFFER A SPEC-TACULAR VIEW

16Dec

This week’s blog is dedicated to my Father who passed away in June of 2011 of cancer. I love and miss you daddy! My father, a former military man, had a wife and two daughters. He did not want any … Continue reading

  

BRAIN FOG

8Dec

A few weeks ago I was captivated by the beauty of the fog outside. The misty cloud-like blanket covering trees, streets and structures made that morning drive into work a pleasant one. On the elevator, I joked with someone that … Continue reading

  

WHICH DOCTOR DO YOU HAVE, WHICH PATIENT SHOULD YOU BE?

26Nov

Fortunately many have the luxury of “firing” bad doctors if they want to. However, often some don’t have the advantage of picking and choosing from a large pool of these professionals. Because of where they live, insurance restrictions, or financial … Continue reading

  

THYROID POETRY (THYROETRY)-THE COLD

4Nov

November has made its entrance. Time to pull out coats, hats and long pants. Cold weather to a suffering hypo. Can turn a person psycho. No matter what you do, you can’t get warm. Fitted with layers upon layers, you … Continue reading

  

IT’S HERE

22Oct

WOW YOUR MOM REALLY IS CRAZY  is now available. It has always been my dream to write a book, but lack of confidence held me back. I am a testament to the saying “adversity brings out the best in people” … Continue reading

  

THE EYES HAVE IT

7Oct

William Shakespeare said, “The eyes are the window to the soul”… If someone were to peak into my eyes, they would see a soul wearing boxing gloves punching the heck out of my thyroid disease. I have spent many years … Continue reading

  

Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) Part 1 – what are the problems?

29Sep

I see many people who are hypermobile, in other words, are able to move certain joints through a greater range. But what is normal? With so many being able to do this including some of the best known athletes, what … Continue reading

  

INSOMNIA…NOOOOOOO – SLEEP-YEEESSSSSSS

22Sep

How much sleep do you get? Not getting enough sleep isn’t good.Requiring too much sleep can be just as bad…either way something could be wrong with your health. Sleep has ALWAYS been one of my favorite pastimes,as a teen, I … Continue reading

  

LOSING IT…MY HAIR

26Aug

At this moment, while writing this blog post…I am doing something I don’t like to do: getting my hair done. I would rather sit in a dentist chair than spend the many many hours it takes to get my hairconstructed. … Continue reading

  

AUTOIMMUNE OLYMPIADS

19Aug

Well, the Olympics are over. Thank God! Now I can get some sleep. I was so sleep deprived. I could have won a gold medal in crankiness. I am in awe when I see the super-human type feats executed by … Continue reading

  

CLEANING HOUSE

21Jul

Since I’ve written a blog post about poop, I feel as though I can talk to you guys about anything. We are all family, right? OK, so, I want to discuss with y’all a word that is even more vile … Continue reading

  

BOOST YOUR IMMUNE

23Jun

This week’s blog is dedicated to those who suffer from one or more autoimmune diseases. I take my hat off to you! Having to endure the daily struggles of your respective invisible illness is truly a heroic feat, and in … Continue reading

  

Is it psychosomatic then?

12May

Today is Fibromyalgia and M.E/CFS awareness day, the day when the people who live with and charities who support try to raise awareness and inform people about these conditions. M.E Association Uk Fibromyalgia FMA uk Today’s post is dedicated to … Continue reading

  

Tackling chronic pain – it’s like learning a new language..and unlearning an old

7May

Tackling chronic pain is a challenge. Undoubtedly our understanding of pain, the role of the nervous system and other body systems, has advanced to permit a reconceptualisation of the experience and how we can approach it. The knowledge that there … Continue reading

  

Teaching an old dog new tricks

7May

Not that I am calling anyone an ‘old dog’, ’you can’t teach an old dog new tricks’  is a universally understood phrase implying that once we are set in our ways, change is impossible. This is simply not the case. I am … Continue reading

  

Denial is not a river in Egypt

11Apr

There is no magic pill, drink or technique that will cure you of having a chronic health condition. Well-meaning people will say in the early days, “Oooh try this thing”.  Or, “I’ve heard if you cut out bread, wheat and … Continue reading

  

Sweetie, If it’s Not Natural – It’s Not Natural

24Oct

I wish I had a pound/dollar/euro/escudo for every time I have mentioned the dangers of sugar substitutes because I could have retired to Cancun years ago – but stick with me because recent news makes it worth repeating. Three key … Continue reading