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Fibromyalgia

I’m The “Messy Mom”

By On May 26, 2017

Recently in one of my fibro support groups, someone was telling how their relative had been berating them for having a messy house. This person has fibromyalgia along with other chronic illnesses… Read More

Fibromyalgia

Growing Pains or Fibromyalgia?

By On February 21, 2017

My 7 year old has been complaining about pain in her left Achilles tendon. After x-rays showed no issue, doc advised us to ice it and rest. It seemed to be fine… Read More

Coping

#IAmKratom

By On January 1, 2017

Before I discovered Kratom, I was fully dependent on opioid medications. Tylenol 3, Norco, Vicodin, Tramadol, Percocet. All of it. I was constantly sick and felt like garbage, but the meds were… Read More

Fibromyalgia

My Husband Is the “Better” Parent – And That’s OK

By On December 17, 2016

As I sat at dinner with my children one night, my 7-year-old asked me something so profound that I didn’t know how to react or respond. “Mommy, how come Daddy does everything… Read More

Fibromyalgia

Dogs vs. Kids

By On December 17, 2016

I’ve noticed lately that I have been gravitating toward my dog more than my kids. I talk to him in a baby voice but yell at my kids, I share spoonfuls of… Read More