managing fibromyalgia in heat and humidity

Managing Fibromyalgia in Heat and Humidity

This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for details.  In a few weeks I’m going camping… In July… In Louisiana… Just writing that makes me start to sweat. Clearly I have a screw loose for agreeing to do such a thing, especially after complaining about how much I hate summer. However, I […]

the side effects of chronic pain no one talks about

The side effects of chronic pain no one talks about

Because of the recent hysteria about the “opioid epidemic” there have been some discussions by doctors and the CDC about how patients in chronic pain should get over their pain by using “nonpharmacologic therapy” such as massage, physical therapy, etc. Unfortunately their suggestions don’t take into account  the cost of such therapy, most of which […]

how chronic illness makes you awesome

How chronic illness makes you awesome

No one who knows me in real life would every call me an optimist. I consider myself a realist which means if something is positive, yay! However, I’m not going to pretend something is awesome when it’s not. Which is why I tend to shy away from “my illness is totally empowering” “my life is […]

4 myths about being on opioids for chronic pain

4 myths about being on opioids for chronic pain

Nearly ever day there is a news article inciting panic and referring to the “opioid epidemic” and how people are dying from prescription pain medication in larger and larger numbers. This means that doctors are out of control in prescribing opioids, they need to stop now! Only people with cancer should get pain medication otherwise […]

i'm not faking being sick, i'm faking being well

I’m not faking being sick, I’m faking being well

I got the strangest compliment the other day. I was told that I am a professional organizer when it comes to my illness. It was pointed out to me that I put a lot of mental effort into making my illness look like it’s no big deal, and most people, even my husband who I live […]