Tag: fibromyalgia

  • What is Your Great Work?

    Recently I was reading a book about glamour magic. I read a lot of books about paganism and mystical spiritual paths, because even though I consider myself an agnostic, I also believe there are many, many things we don’t understand and I enjoy delving into the mysteries and deeper meanings found in spirituality and mythology. […]

  • Back Doctor and Pain Management Clinic Rant – Why So Insensitive?

    This is going to be a bit of a rant. Yesterday I received a letter from the orthopedic doctor and pain management clinic I was seeing for my upper back/neck pain. That letter turned my mood sour quickly. It said that I had been non-compliant with physical therapy and the spinal injections they had ordered, […]

  • Helpful Tips for Fellow Depression & Chronic Pain Sufferers

    Hello everyone! Lately I have implemented a few things into my life that I do feel are helping my depression and chronic pain symptoms, at least to an extent. No, I am not cured, and I still have some really bad days, but I feel like these small changes have been for the better, so […]

  • CFS Flare Up Causing Painful Sores?

    The last week has been rather rough. Healthwise, I seem to be having some immune system issues. For some reason, I have gotten sores all over my gums and strangely, under my tongue. They aren’t like regular canker sores, they are more like little painful little red balls and swollen, ulcerated patches. I’m not sure […]

  • Vacations: A Harsh Reality of Chronic Illness

    Over the weekend my husband and I took a short vacation to Louisville, KY to celebrate our 15th anniversary and spend some quality time together. I did have a good time, but I must admit that I dread and sometimes even regret vacations just as much as I look forward to them. Why? Simple. Chronic […]

  • Missing the Old Me…

    Missing the Old Me…

    Today I’m missing the old me. The me that existed before chronic pain, chronic illness, and worsening depression and anxiety robbed me of so many things. The me that used to climb trees: The me that often used to hike up a trail and sit at the edge of a waterfall: The me that was […]

  • Anger, Mania, and Standing Up for Myself

    Anger, Mania, and Standing Up for Myself

    Last night I had a definite episode of mania. Wanting to stay up all night again, feeling like doing a million things at once, wanting to jump out of my skin, tempted to spend way more money than I should, barely able to sleep. If you read my rant yesterday, then you know that I […]

  • Social Security Disability Rant

    Social Security Disability Rant

    Ok, so I had another subject planned for today’s post, but I need to rant a bit, so I’ll save that topic for later. I hope you won’t mind listening to my frustration today. So, I’m part of a group on Facebook for people with certain mental issues, and I have noticed many of the […]

  • Crashing Mentally and Physically

    Crashing Mentally and Physically

    Today I am exhausted and not feeling well mentally or physically, but there are some things I HAVE to do that will keep me from laying in bed all day, which is what I would really rather be doing. I have to go get my allergy shots, which I have to do every single Monday […]

  • Therapy Homework: Affirmations for Self-Esteem

    Therapy Homework: Affirmations for Self-Esteem

    I saw my therapist this past weekend and it went ok, but I honestly think sometimes my therapist gets kind of annoyed or frustrated with me. I feel like she sometimes wants to see more progress than I’ve made, especially in the self-esteem/self-loathing area. To be fair, I haven’t always been the best about following […]