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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Happy Birthday Fibromyalgia…?

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On October 1st, 2015, fibromyalgia finally was entered into the ICD-10-CM which is the International Classification of Diseases Classification Manual. The ICD-10-CM used by physicians around the world. Fibromyalgia was given its own diagnostic code; M79.9. So in actuality, fibromyalgia became a legitimately recognized disease in October of 2015. Fibromyalgia is only 2 years old. Yet fibromyalgia Awareness has national awareness day, May 12 and a colored ribbon, purple that it shares with other chronic  conditions like;

ADD, ADHD, Alzheimer’s Disease, Crohn’s, Cystic Fibrosis, Domestic Violence Awareness, Elder Abuse Awareness, Lupus, Pancreatic Cancer, Epilepsy, Chronic and Acute Pain, Rett Syndrome, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Thyroid Cancer, and more.

Fibromyalgia seems to be … trending … as of late. It seems someone knows someone who knowsomeone who has it. There are T.V. commercials for fibromyalgia pain medications. There are advertisements for supplements and essential oils promising to reduce symptoms. Many new therapy programs are forming and claim to not…

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Remember Why — Tom Being Tom

I had a conversation with a person the other day in regards to the right vs left split in this country, and she started off very negative. We talked a bit, her disparaging the Democrats and Liberals as one big lump of useless humanity for a bit before I let her in on the secret. […]... Continue Reading →

Escaping Through the Fog

I Tripped Over a Stone

I have some thoughts to share with you. I don’t know if I am right, but this makes sense to me. How do we escape the chronic pain we are in every day, 24 hours a day? I think the answer is Fibro Fog. Is it possible we are dreading the very fog we should be welcoming?

Those of us who suffer from chronic pain know that our fight or flight system is in overdrive! Firing random pain signals throughout our bodies. Our brains, not being able to keep up with the constant demand for action from these signals eventually shuts down our conscious thought. This cognitive dysfunction is what is often referred to as fibro fog. (Also known as brain fog or cog fog.) 

Chronic pain patients don’t have a scale for their pain. Chronic pain patients go through stages of suffering. We either can associate or disassociate with…

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Morphing Into the Mad Queen: Pain Can Make You Crazy

I started reading an incredible new blogger! Help me welcome her by reading and commenting on her post!

See Jayne Run

I want to let you in on a little secret. Pain can make you crazy. I’m not talking about a journey into irreversible insanity, Mad Queen-style, although, I’m sure that’s possible. What I’m talking about is temporarily losing your filter (and maybe just a little bit of your mind.)

I’ll never forget a conversation a friend and I were
having years ago regarding suicide. An acquaintance of hers had ended his life after
an accident had left him in a bad way. We didn’t know any particulars. My
friend said that his actions were incomprehensible to her. “He still had his
brain,” she said. “He still could have had a productive life.”

Well, maybe, maybe not. I am certainly not advocating for suicide. But I am advocating for understanding and non judgment. For after living with chronic pain for nearly two decades, I can tell you something with absolute no…

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