Well, this has certainly been a strange year for me and weird medical problems (may I remind you of my one week of temporary paralysis, following a chiropractor visit back in May). It turns out that, apparently, my last post announcing that I'd been diagnosed with mast cell activation syndrome may have been a bit … Continue reading Piecing it together
Hi! So.. I try to keep the posts on my blog mostly cheerful. I always want my blog to be a place that reflects a sense of hope and healing, where people can come to feel uplifted. But... I also blog to share my truth with people, and to connect. And the truth is that … Continue reading Heat, Fibromyalgia, & Central Sensitivity Syndrome (or, why I can’t handle being hot!).
Hi everyone! I recently heard from a reader who was looking for some suggestions on where to turn next, in terms of finding a medical professional to help him. He said he'd been struggling with central sensitization syndrome for three years now, and had yet to receive any significant help. I thought his advice might … Continue reading How to find help for Central Sensitization
Wow... the past few months have been full of changes for me! There's been a lot to deal with... but at the same time, I've been learning from it, and figuring a lot out. I don't always feel inspired to share super personal stuff on this blog, but I've heard from a few readers -- … Continue reading So, I think I *do* have fibromyalgia, after all.
When I first started this blog, I was angry. I never wrote about it, because I didn’t want to bring people down, but I was sick and tired of trying to explain my health issues to the people in my life, and feeling like they didn’t believe me. Maybe you can’t see the anger, because … Continue reading Being okay with uncertainty
They say one of the worst things a blogger can do is to begin all your posts with an explanation of why it's been so long since your last post. Normally I'm able to stop myself from doing this, but I'm going to let myself do it this time, since it's actually relevant to what I want … Continue reading Fighting a health issue without judgement, for the first time
A frustrated family member asked me this question once, and it really stuck with me. As much as I believe in my own reasons for writing, it kind of freaked me out. What if other people are wondering the same thing? How can I have an entire series of posts about how my life was … Continue reading “Why are you writing about overcoming pain, when you’re still in pain?”
Here’s something you probably didn’t know about me: As much trouble as I’ve had with chronic pain over the past ten years, I’ve had almost just as much trouble with digestive issues. I haven’t written about those issues yet for a few reasons. For one thing, they’re embarrassing. Really embarrassing. I’d much rather talk about … Continue reading Sunlight in the Kitchen
Ok, so I wish I could stop going on angry rants on this blog. But, ironically, some of my rants have turned out to be among my most popular posts… so I’m going to keep going with this one. One of the things that bothers me most about the majority of the online content regarding … Continue reading Inflammation, Fibromyalgia, and Deceptive Marketing Tactics
I spent much of this weekend huddled in my house, hiding from winter storm Nemo. I have to be honest-- it was kind of fun. I secretly enjoyed the driving ban-- in a weird way, it was nice to have about 24 hours where I had no choice but to stay home and relax. Normally … Continue reading Posts that blew me away