About Me

As previously mentioned in my last post, I will be slowly working to create and personalize this Blog. The first step is to introduce myself. I will also be adding pictures that I feel embody some of the more momentous events in “this” life; both good and bad. With that, here is my introduction:

Stacey Chapman is a Wife to a loving, devoted Husband, who tries his best to understand life with Chronic Illness and support her always. She is also a Mother to three adult kids, a Schnauzer, an Australian Shepard and a Persian. Stacey was originally diagnosed with Lupus in 2012 and was subsequently diagnosed with and treated for Rheumatoid Arthritis. After years of Doctors, Specialists, Physical Therapy, medication, tests and treatment, Stacey was finally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She also suffers from Migraines and Raynaud’s Syndrome. In 2016, after serious consideration and a period of mourning, Stacey applied, fought for and was ultimately awarded Disability; a bittersweet and emotional win for the once highly motivated Professional.

FightingwithFibo is a Blog intended to discuss the myriad of ways that Fibro, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Pain, Migraines and Chronic Illness has permanently affected her life, the lives of those she loves and anyone else living with Chronic Illness.

Stacey still tries to live her life with intention and hope, grateful for each “normal” moment, hour or day. It is her hope that with her humor and insight, she can positively affect the lives of others who contend with the same.

Much Love and Hope Always.


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Fighting with Fibro and Living With Purpose. Mom, Wife, Blogger and animal lover. Fighting with Chronic Illness on a minute by minute basis; sometimes winning.

4 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Stacy. I noted today that you followed my story blog, “Gary A Wilson’s Stories in a Dime of Time”. Thank you for your vote of confidence. I still think of myself as a new blogger, and the notion that someone would want to “follow” my literary tinkerings is a huge compliment. It looks like that you found my story collection via the WordPress Reader. That’s kinda neat because I have no idea how that works.

    I decided to back trace to see if I could learn a bit about who this, Stacey, is and was struck by the obvious quality of gal that you are. I do not struggle with chronic disease as you do, but have been very much effected by people around me who have or still are fighting the good fight. I’m an old, and out of shape, guy but became aware of this reality when a girl friend from college died from lupus (just over 4 decades ago now) and I later lost friends and both parents to cancer and still have good friends with a variety of chronic conditions. I’ll be referring one friend to your blog because she struggles daily with RA and management issues related to it.

    Thank you for following my story collection effort. I hope you tried one or two out and found something to laugh at. That is my gift and project, trying to give folks something fun to read and laugh at. The full story collection is indexed at my home page and, if you ever just need to sit and rest, I hope I can disrupt your peace with a few short stories for you to laugh at. Humor is the best medicine I have to offer.

    Thank you for helping others and soon, some of the people I care about.
    Warmest regards and best wishes for the challenges you face.

    1. Oh, thanks so much for the referral, I’m honored. You’re welcome for the follow. After too many years of sitting, watching tv it’s about time I return to my literary roots. I’ll take humor, any day, so I look forward to perusing your site.
      If you would like to find other Bloggers, there is an icon in the upper left hand corner of your WP screen that says “Reader”. If you click on that, you can search for Bloggers that write on topics you’re interested in.
      Today has really been the first day I’ve done so and it’s rather awesome-that’s how I found you and several other really great Blogs.
      I’m so sorry about the losses you have experienced. Disease is a horrible thing and loss even worse.
      Thanks for reading up on me and I hope you enjoy the posts!

  2. Stacey, Thank you for your courage and for sharing your journey. I am newly diagnosed and am trying to navigate my way through the myriad of challenges. You offer hope, reassurance and honesty while also validating and empowering others. Thank you! I appreciate your willingness to share your experiences with others in a show of support and guidance.

    1. Hi Michelle!! It’s so nice to meet you. Thanks for commenting and reading. I’d say welcome to the club, but it’s a “club” I always hate welcoming anyone to. Nevertheless, I’m glad you found me and I’m so grateful you like my articles.
      It’s tough when you’re newly diagnosed, I’m sorry. It’s actually always tough, but over the years, you more know what to expect (sometimes) and through blogging, I’ve received the gift of meeting some VERY special people who have helped form a support system; which is a huge Blessing.
      I’d also like to thank you, because I have been trying (for quite some time) to decide whether or not to continue to blog and you’ve just helped me decide to.
      I assure you, you are not alone in any of this. Especially here.
      Please feel free to ask any questions or suggest a subject/issue you would like to know more about.
      One of the BEST things about my blog is my readers. They are a SUPER special bunch and are always willing to help anyone.
      I’m sorry about your diagnosis and will send you strength, hope and love.
      Much Love,
      Stace ❤️

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