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Breaking through my cycle of loss

When you have a chronic illness it can feel like you’re repeatedly experiencing loss. Loss of ability, loss of energy, loss of identity, loss of sexuality, loss of fun and recreation, loss of friendship, loss of love and so on. 1,623 more words

Fibro-warriors, I applaud you!

What is Fibromyalgia?  In a nutshell from sources like the Mayo Clinic:  Widespread muscle pain and tenderness.  More than 3 million cases in the US every year.   817 more words


Working with Fibromyalgia 

Let’s be honest life does get much more difficult with Fibromyalgia and it’s hard for people to understand how it feels to have this condition. I’ve had spinal issues for ten years and had chronic intermittent pain for 6 of those and permanently for the rest. 965 more words



Every month, it’s hard keeping up with adult life. No wonder some people don’t understand how hard it can be, being the breadwinner. But seeing my parents’ and siblings’ smiles while giving my salary & the groceries I bought, makes me happy. 114 more words



People don’t really talk too much about how chronic illness fucks up your sleep schedule. At night is when I’m in the most pain and most nights are difficult to get through. 587 more words

Autoimmune Disease

My Story

I have only ever known life with arthritis, but I have struggled my entire life to accept it. Being diagnosed at the age of 3 with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (as it was known at the time), my life has always involved doctors, medications, flare-ups, swelling, stiffness, and pain. 207 more words


Stress will be the death of me. 

I am currently trying to find someone to remodel my bathroom back home. I am staying with family, until construction is completed.

I am really missing living alone and being free of constant human contact. 489 more words

Autoimmune Disease