I can’t believe 2015 is already almost over!!!! There are 3ish hours left, and a few minutes (number will continue to change until I publish, so no point haha). Let’s take a quick look back at my year, if my brain fog will let me. January 2015 I started Pilates with Joleen. I think this is…… Continue reading Goodbye 2015…
Sometimes you just need to get it off your chest. I'm desperately hoping it'll help. For some reason, this flare just won't go away. I feel as though I'm 60+ years old: limping after I get up, unable to bend, getting stuck when I do bend... It's awful. I think it might be the weather… Continue reading Sometimes Complaining Happens
Hey everyone! I decided to try to start a Zazzle shop, in the hopes that I'll be able to actually make some sales with my photography that way! I haven't finished customizing the storefront, but I did get one item up for sale. Check it out and let me know what you think! Red Panda… Continue reading New Venture
Last night I stumbled upon a post on Pinterest that made me cry. It made me cry because it is fantastic, so it was tears due to a display of true love. It was written by a guy who has been married to his wife for almost 14 years, and his wife suffers from chronic…… Continue reading Tips for Supporting a Chronic Partner
Since I got diagnosed with all my Chronics (see the sidebar for the list), it is very difficult to determine when I’m sick. Why? Well, let’s break that down, shall we? First, the symptoms of the common cold (source: Mayo Clinic): Runny or stuffy nose Itchy or sore throat Cough Congestion Slight body aches or a…… Continue reading The Difficulty of Chronics vs Being Sick
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!!
Tons of cooking to do today 🙂 we're hosting my in-laws for dinner today! I love making holiday dinners. Unfortunately, my back is doing the same thing it did a few days ago. Breathing hurts, being upright hurts. I had Dan put on a lidocaine patch for me, which I'm desperately hoping works. I can't… Continue reading It’s Christmas Eve!
Today is a Tramadol and Metaxalone kind of day. Tramadol is a strong pain medication (synthetic), and Metaxalone is a muscle relaxant. I can take them together, but ugh, the side effects. Yesterday, Dan and I made beef stew (one of my all time favorite winter dishes). It’s a lot of work, but SOOOO worth…… Continue reading Sometimes, There are Bad Days
The links in this article are not affiliated links, they’re just so you can find things quickly if you are interested. I literally get nothing from them being in my post (sadly, hehe). I’m sure many people with fibromyalgia (and probably other chronic pain conditions) experience discomfort when the weather changes. For me, cold weather…… Continue reading Tips for Winter Pain Flares
Apparently, these are a thing! My favorite color is purple! We were walking through the grocery store the other day, and as Dan was surveying the produce section he goes “those are weird potatoes.” Of course, I had to go check what they were. They were really odd shaped, definitely looked like the roots that…… Continue reading Purple Sweet Potatoes?!