Category Archives: The Fibro Line

Day 2535: Flares, or Holy !@#$%^&* Shit, Batman!

Chronic illnesses are not necessarily linear, as in Monday is better than Friday [or worse], or 2003 was better than 2013, an up, or down, progression with logical stopping points and an endpoint. Autoimmune diseases especially are prone to fluctuations that … Continue reading

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Day 2460: “But What Do You DO?”

At the gym I go to, the time of day I go, I am 15-20 years older than the instructors and 10-20-30 years younger than the [mostly] women in class. And most of them don’t use a cane/walking stick like … Continue reading

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30 Things You May Not Know About My Invisible Illness

1. The illness I live with is: ankylosing spondylitis [see posts here, here, and here], fibromyalgia [about me, in general].† 2. I was diagnosed with it in the year: FM: 2009. AS: 2014.‡ 3. But I had symptoms since: AS: probably … Continue reading

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Invisible Illness Awareness Week 2015

Yeah, it’s illness you can’t see. I’ve got one. Well, a few. There are L.O.T.S. A sparse sampling: allergies and food intolerances anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, OSFED (Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorder) and other eating disorders rheumatoid arthritis/inflammatory arthritis … Continue reading

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G Bitch Abroad: 1585

The average cold lasts 5-7 days; the flu can leave you feeling dragged out for a couple of weeks. Even a broken bone heals eventually. I have had daily chronic pain since 2009. 4 years, 4 months and 19 days. … Continue reading

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Ouch [update]

I wake up sore, like I overdid 3 workouts, and only less tired, a matter of degrees, than I did when I collapsed into bed. Heat helps some, mostly because it feels comforting and is a distraction. I scramble for … Continue reading

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#*@*%^#*@*%^!!: Fibromyalgia Edition, Part 1

I tried to write a post yesterday. I couldn’t. I had 12, 15 tabs open, searching, linking, sniping, connecting, verifying. Then I felt weepy, confused and tired, like I’d blown 4 fuses. I couldn’t make sense of the tabs or … Continue reading

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Flare!

It starts as an ache between my shoulder blades and weird pain, needles shooting through my wrists, shins, forearms. The ache in my upper back becomes tightness and incredible pain any time my head moves down or to the side. … Continue reading

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E.X.H.A.U.S.T.E.D.

Fibromyalgia [FM] is usually seen as a pain disorder. I can deal with the pain to a certain extent; I don’t let it keep me from moving or living, but when it spikes, I know it’s time to slow down or rest. … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia–It’s Real

  National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day I am grateful this year to have some control over my symptoms, to have much of my mental faculties back thanks to pain relief, and want all that and more for every woman and man out there … Continue reading

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