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Pain Program… Day 2

I have done it. I officially started the Level 2 Pain Program at Kaiser yesterday. It is focused a lot around the concept of amygdala retraining. I have seen programs to purchase out there in the online world, and this program is part of Kaiser’s offering. This is the only Kaiser currently offering to determine the […]

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Dear Wife and Fibromites… a letter from my husband

Hi everyone… my husband asked me if he could guest blog tonight. It came as quite a surprise as he’s been in the bed for the last few days. I would have thought the last thing he would want to do is be a guest on my blog. I share this with all of you […]

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Fibromyalgia and the “Why Me??” Syndrome…

So I’m sure many of you have had those hours, days or even weeks where you have the “Why Me?” syndrome. You know what I’m talking about. You are in a flare, you are depressed, you are having major foggy brain… you are just doing what you can to function and get through the day. […]

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Life With Fibromyalgia

Hi everyone and happy Wednesday! I was contacted by Julia a couple of weeks ago about guest blogging. I think it’s cool to share other perspectives so here she is sharing her experiences and life with FMS. Please give her a warm welcome and I hope you enjoy her posting. Please send in comments and […]

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I am thankful…

Today is a day to be thankful. I love this holiday. The food, the company, the weather… everything. This is the time of the year when memories are created and cherished. People who are no longer with us are remembered and friends and family gather together to celebrate what we are thankful for. It’s a […]

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The Progress We Have All Made… Fibromites Unite!

I woke up this morning thinking about my blog. I cannot believe I started writing this 2 years ago. I realized, from reading my old posts, that I have come a long way. When I say “Fibromyalgia“, I don’t get as many blank stares, my doctors at Kaiser all “get it” now and I feel […]

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Detoxing – I thought I was okay… I actually had a migraine!

I am seriously thinking about… the days when I never thought about being sick. when I was young and everything new seemed so “cool”! the days when my most difficult decision each day was, “What the hell am I going to wear today?“ what it would be like to live in a beach house and […]

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Pain and Parenting

We have a son in college and a daughter in middle school. Both of our kids are amazing. I thank God every day for keeping them safe and healthy. I know that there is only so much I can do in the short time I have with them before they go off on their own, […]

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How clear is your head? My fibro life post-detox.

It’s been exactly one month since I last posted to my blog. I haven’t been here. I haven’t checked my blog, I haven’t been on Twitter, I haven’t been social networking much at all. I have just been trying to live and take every day as a new day. My new life without meds. This […]

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From the depths of Hell – I am coming back to life.

Wow, time flies by when you aren’t blogging! I was doing good for a while and then I hit a real low with my pain and depression and life just seemed to stop. Of course there’s not much one can do when feeling like shit… except of course, obsess about how you are feeling like […]

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