How a physical therapist helped me through my lowest point, Part 7
Chronic Pain / Coping with Pain / Physical Therapy

How a physical therapist helped me through my lowest point, Part 7

**If you are new to my blog and would like to start at the beginning of this series, click here.**   From the elliptical trainer, we moved on to some very gentle weight lifting and core exercises. For reasons neither Tim nor I understood, the hospital he worked at had recently made the decision to … Continue reading

Breaking up muscle knots, without completely breaking your budget
Alternative Medicine / Coping with Pain

Breaking up muscle knots, without completely breaking your budget

Sometimes, there’s nothing like a good massage.  Exercise and stretching are incredibly important, but sometimes you really just need someone to dismantle the knots that have taken over your muscles, and give your body a “reset.” Unfortunately, if you’re dealing with a chronic condition, the cost of things like massage, acupuncture, and other bodywork can … Continue reading

How a physical therapist helped me through my lowest point, Part 6
Chronic Pain / Coping with Pain / Physical Therapy

How a physical therapist helped me through my lowest point, Part 6

**If you are new to my blog and would like to start at the beginning of this series, click here.**   Part 6: Re-adjusting my concept of what is “dangerous.” When I was running long-distance in high school, I’d really pushed my limits.  Pain didn’t scare me as much as my irrational fear of gaining … Continue reading

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Clinical Trials Looking for Participants with Fibromyalgia

Have you ever thought about participating in a clinical trial?  I’ve never done it myself, but I’ve always wanted to.  It’s a way to talk to people who are studying your condition, receive free medical examinations/testing, free medication, and possibly earn some money.  On top of all that, you’ll be helping to further our current … Continue reading