The Power of words.

I love words. My words. Your words. Our words. And powerful, is there anything as powerful as the written word? I currently blog on I Tripped Over a Stone... the stone being Fibromyalgia Syndrome that I have had for a little over 20 years. But Stone in the Road is going to be a collection of... Continue Reading →

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Let’s talk about Chocolate — Binge to Balance

I try to get through emotional pain, not go around it. It always ends sooner that way, I also use chocolate. -Christina Perri Yesterday was my Mom’s birthday, always a hard day for me. It is always painful when I realize I have lived more than twice the life without her than I had with […]... Continue Reading →

The Shadow Boxers

I Tripped Over a Stone

I co-wrote The Shadow Boxers, Fighting Fibromyalgia, Your Personal Journal,with my friend, Karen Anderson. It was published in July of 2017 and now sells on Amazon for only $9.99. You may be interested in checking this book out further. We believe in offering options, not opinions. (There is also a Kindle version for $4.99.)

This book is about Fibromyalgia but can be used as an interactive journal for whatever chronic illness you have. The teaching elements; Seven Areas of Postive Change and Six Healthy Habits to Develop are written for anyone with a chronic illness. This is an interactive journal, so there is ample space to write down your own ideas. Youdecide what to implement in your life, and you decide what will work and what won’t. At the end of the book, you will follow prompts to write your very own story!

“Change your outlook! This new interactive Journal addresses day-to-day fibromyalgia…

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Here are Your Chronic Pain Disease and Palliative Care Forms!

I Tripped Over a Stone

Do you suffer from a chronic pain disease? Is there no cure? Then you should fill out the Chronic Pain Disease and Palliative Care Certification Form. 

A while back I wrote about a trip I had taken to the Emergency Room. I was diagnosed with pneumonia and admitted to the hospital to receive IV antibiotics. I was treated with those antibiotics and Tylenol. My chronic pain was not addressed. I was in agony, not from pneumonia but from the chronic pain of fibromyalgia.

I was medicated in the emergency room for chest pain. Once I was moved into a hospital bed, there would be no further medication for the pain I was experiencing. My fibromyalgia went into a full flare due to a voluntary test I allowed them to run on me as a ‘teaching’ protocol.

Four doctors arrived in my room and asked to administer an ultrasound on my…

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Handy Hacks For The Cook — kelleysdiy

Most of us, at one time or another, has said the phrase ‘why-didn’t-I-think-of-that’ ? Well here are some useful hacks that will help you save time, get organized and work more efficiently in your kitchen. If while scrolling down, you happen to see something you had thought about before…let me know. I love feedback. Save […]... Continue Reading →

Pain Poem

Fighting Fibromyalgia

Pain–Has an Element of Blank–
It cannot recollect
When it begun–or if it were
A day when it was not–

It has no Future–but itself–
Its Infinite contain
Its Past–enlightened to perceive
New Periods–of Pain.

–Emily Dickinson

I like Dickinson’s metaphor for pain as an “element of blank.”  Pain isn’t anything we can quantify or point to and see “here is pain.” Pain is unlike any other state of being.  It is not of or for anything.  It just is.  I like Dickinson’s  description of the blankness that is pain. We want to wake from pain, to leave it behind us, but we can’t. Pain becomes a part of us.  Pain changes us. Pain has no future but itself, like Dickinson writes.

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