Hyperbaric Chamber (Oxygen Tank) review

I’m here to be a guinea pig. We are desperate for relief and will try anything. If you’ve tried something new let me know so I can feature it here for all us chronic folk. So I’ve seen these hyperbaric chambers before. Basically oxygen therapy chambers and found them very intriguing. Where I went wrong…… Continue reading Hyperbaric Chamber (Oxygen Tank) review

I am so over with this. Just done. There is a silver lining though and a secret I want to share with you.

I have been having a pain flare for 11 days now. 11 Days of excruciating pain. It literally robs you of days. Even weeks. It has literally robbed me of 11 days because I haven’t gotten nearly enough done that I wanted to during this time. My life has been on pause. Everything has to…… Continue reading I am so over with this. Just done. There is a silver lining though and a secret I want to share with you.

So your Fibromyalgia is flaring and kicking your butt. What now? Part 2: Dealing with a Fibromyalgia flare.

When symptoms temporarily increase in number or intensity, it is called a flare or flare-up. Flare-ups can happen without warning and are mostly likely to occur if a person with fibromyalgia is stressed or under a lot of pressure. A flare-up can last anywhere from a few days to weeks at a time. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com  Right now I am the right person to…… Continue reading So your Fibromyalgia is flaring and kicking your butt. What now? Part 2: Dealing with a Fibromyalgia flare.

Confession time. What you didn’t know was really going on this week.

I had starting to feel stressed because of an extremely stressful situation. This time however I approached it differently. I have to take this time to say that I really did make a valiant attempt at taking a back seat. It was not easy at all ass this was something I would have been first…… Continue reading Confession time. What you didn’t know was really going on this week.

"You won't be in pain if you learn to cope with things properly". No. That's a lie. That is not how Fibromyalgia works. Let me explain it to you.

Part 1 of this complicated disease There is so much out there about fibromyalgia. I was first diagnosed 13 years ago and totally resisted the diagnosis. It didn’t help that I immediately developed gruesome side effects from the medication for the fibromyalgia. I told myself that it was a sign. I was not going to…… Continue reading "You won't be in pain if you learn to cope with things properly". No. That's a lie. That is not how Fibromyalgia works. Let me explain it to you.

Labelled Disabled. The Struggle.

More than 18 months ago I went on to temporary disability. The hope was that during that time I would get better enough to resume employment. I worked hard at it. I even tried following the crazy regimen of medication the one specialist had me on. I tried. During this time I would see an…… Continue reading Labelled Disabled. The Struggle.

I choked back my tears. A quick update on my appointment…

So today saw me going to my rheumatologist for the first time this year. It was an emergency appointment because I had been flaring for most of December. I wished it was just a ‘let’s touch base to do a check up and a look at the meds you’re on’ kind of appointment. After the…… Continue reading I choked back my tears. A quick update on my appointment…