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The F word

The F word.

Used by a few.
Hated by many.
Ignored by some.
Misinterpreted aplenty.

The F word.

Makes people judge people.
Makes people discriminate people.
Makes people respect people.
Makes people inspire people.

The F word.

For many, it stands for #Fibromyalgia.
For many, it's not just a word.
It's a life changing curse.
It's hell of a world.

10 Things To Consider When You Have Chronic Illness

If you have a chronic illness, I am certain there was a time when you were very active and managed to do just about everything in a day. It's tough to come to terms with the limited abilities of our body. So while it's considered good to push ourselves, we must ascertain that we do not do so in a way that harms us. Like in the case of fibromyalgia - Exercise does not work for everyone.

The key mantra is - LISTEN TO YOUR BODY!

Here is a list of 10 things you should consider to ensure you take good care of yourself:
  1. Say YES only when your body says you can.
  2. REST after doing what you decided to do.
  3. Learn to say NO when you can't.
  4. Make NOTES and remember to refer them.
  5. IGNORE indifferent people and comments. Tough, but TRY.
  6. Try not to EXPECT anything from anyone.
  7. EAT well.
  8. WALK whenever you can.
  9. PLAY. Even if it's on your phone.
  10. Try to SLEEP.

Have a take-care-of-yourself day. EVERYDAY.

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Fibromyalgia Warrior Desiree Robinson's Interview and her Fibromyalgia Video

Support of spouse, family and friends makes a whole lot of difference when it comes to dealing with chronic illness. Here's the story / interview of fibromyalgia warrior  Desiree Robinson who put her creativity skills and photography together to bring awareness about the condition with a video. Please read and share her story and the video to help her in her initiative.

Broken but determined

Came across this pretty butterfly with a broken wing yesterday. It was a delight to watch it as it seemed to say "My wings might be broken, but they won’t break me!"
Yes, we won't be able to fly much with ‪#‎fibromyalgia‬, but we'll make the most of life with a smile on our face!

Fibromyalgia Guest Post by Louise Willis

Hi Fibro-Folks 
Always wanted to set up a Blog but don't know how - so guest Blogging looks like a first step.

Let me tell you about me - I'm 47 - female and wheelchair bound. Married with two doggies.
I have the condition called Fibromyalgia. The way it's been described to me is my brain fails to process pain signals in the same way as others. This means I suffer pain on a daily basis (so does my husband- but that's marriage!!)