Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

My heart is full of joy at the prospect of seeing The Star of Bethlehem this evening. What an incredible thing to hopefully experience; although it’s presently cloudy here. The star was last seen 800 years ago. I find it to be a miraculous occurrence, especially with the year we have all had. What a […]

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The Impossibility of Time Management When You’re Chronically Ill

The thing about living with chronic illness is that I LIVE for the two, sometimes three, days a week that I get to spend off the couch. I relish in them. Those days give me a chance to live and feel like a human again. So what happens when those days no longer come?

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What is a Vestibular Migraine? Some Hope With a New Diagnosis.

The “H” word. Hope is sort of a double edged sword for me, like it is for so many others, I’m sure. In the last decade of being sick, we estimate I’ve seen about 35 Doctors and Specialists, received countless diagnoses, tried too many medications to count, all with the initial promise that they were […]

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Normalcy Really is What You Make it.

Normalcy really is what you make it. My youngest Son had asked me to cut his costume wig. So the day of, he texted me first and asked if I was feeling up to keeping our plans. I said “not really, but let’s try anyways”. As I cut (scissors next to his face), I suddenly […]

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The True Mental Anguish That Comes From Chronic Illness

I had a blog topic all picked out to write on today and then I reconsidered. Normally, on FightingWithFibro, I always try to discuss meaningful topics and (try to) provide helpful ideas to manage them. Today, however, I’m deviating from that path, to talk about another important topic when battling chronic illness. The incredible toll […]

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FightingWithFibro Answers Your Fibromyalgia Questions…… “Do You Ever Miss Your Old Self?”

I’ve been really excited about introducing a new initiative on FightingWithFibro!!! You know, one of the best things that I have come to find about Blogging is my Readers and other sufferers. Long before I began blogging, I found countless amounts of helpful information from other Bloggers. In some ways, other sufferers have helped me […]

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Coping When Crises and Chronic Illness Collide

You know that saying, “God doesn’t give you more than you can handle?” Well I have two theories on that old adage: 1. God is WAY too busy to pay attention to me, with everything else going on in the world right now OR 2. Someone totally made that up. Because clearly God hasn’t realized […]

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