New York Times: The Long Search for Fibromyalgia Support

New York Times: The Long Search for Fibromyalgia Support Just found this really great NYT article from 2009.  It tells the story of Judy Robinson, who developed fibromyalgia after having abdominal surgery.  It took her four years of searching for answers and being made to feel as though she was crazy before she found aContinue reading “New York Times: The Long Search for Fibromyalgia Support”

Inspiration

It’s time I come clear about something: I am a huge Shakira fan. I don’t normally get terribly excited about pop music, but I just think that Shakira is an amazing performer. No one else has her rhythm and sense of style. One of the things that’s helped me to get through the past fewContinue reading “Inspiration”

Listen to music in the morning. Let yourself dance.

Find some great music. I love having music on in the background while I’m doing routine things like eating breakfast and getting dressed.  I find the combination of music and a mild caffeine buzz puts me in a good mood, and it’s a great way to distract yourself from any pain you might be feelingContinue reading “Listen to music in the morning. Let yourself dance.”

Tip for knee and hip pain: Go down the stairs backwards

When I first developed knee issues, I found it extremely painful to walk down the stairs normally.  I would limp down in an awkward way, trying to find a way to move that wouldn’t hurt my knees so much.  Of course these awkward, tense movements ended up placing a great deal of strain on myContinue reading “Tip for knee and hip pain: Go down the stairs backwards”