Hiya, Fibro! Not surprised to see you this morning! The weather has changed -- rained most of the night and is still overcast with likelihood of rain today. I've found that changes in the weather of any sort can cause a "flare" that pervades my entire body. Weather also exacerbates the osteoarthritis. I am finding today that I have to force myself to complete tasks that need to be accomplished. I've started, however, to give myself more of a "break" in this department instead of judging myself as "lazy" or "shiftless."...more
Dear Fibromyalgia, As I lie here on the couch, barely able to move, I can feel you twisting, grasping and pulling my muscles, contorting and twisting them into knots of horrific pain. My ribs feel as if I've been beaten and kicked, my head is throbbing, my jaws are tight and aching from the pain with which you are devouring my body. I can almost hear your sinister cackle each time I have to pull my body up from where I lie and shuffle, half bent over, to yet another bathroom break....more
Your 21st birthday is meant to be a special one; mine really was. I had the whole family over at my parent's house and all my friends were invited as well. It was a glorious English summer's evening and we sat in the garden until 9pm when we all went into town to hit the clubs and drink. I stayed out 'til 4am. I had my best friend staying over and we didn't fall asleep until 6am since we were talking non-stop about all the fun we had that night. I had high hopes for my 21st year- 2007 meant I had one year left until I graduated!...more
Do you have a prayer request? A special need? Well, I spent all night placing a live webcam to Lourdes, France on my website, including a little mailbox to their prayer request email. All kinds of weird computer problems kept cropping up, and I kept offering them up as a prayer, which did help to keep me from being annoyed. Then...
This morning I got an email from a friend who told me that today is OUR LADY OF LOURDES FEAST DAY! Wow. I had no idea! That is just so cool...
A wave of understanding washes over you when you realize for the first time that something in your body is broken and probably can’t be fixed. Repaired, remodeled, or medicated maybe, but not fixed. At least not in a way that puts it back as it once was. ...more
Lauren Fritsky, Lemondrop
Jenni Prokopy looks the picture of health with her wavy red hair and bright smile. But since age 25, she's battled fibromyalgia, a chronic pain disorder.
Instead of letting her poor health get the best of her, Prokopy decided to start an online community for other women with chronic illnesses called ChronicBabe.com in 2005.