Tag Archives: chronic illness

Motivation v. Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a funny mistress. She fades in to the background, then leaps out suddenly demanding attention and complaining you’ve been neglecting her. One minute you are left in blissful peace, the next cringing under her wrathful glare. It’s been … Continue reading

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A Fibromite’s New Year Resolution

I took a walk in the snow today. Not a delicate, lazy snow of crystal masterpieces and satisfying fluffy heaps that pack into perfect snowballs and dress the trees in formal white tie tuxedos for a romantic gala, but a fine, blowing … Continue reading

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Krakow City Guide Posted

The past couple weeks have been devoted to assembling my City Guide to Krakow. Thanks to being somewhat snowed in after last night’s storm, I have finally managed to finish it. As always, I include tidbits of advice for those … Continue reading

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Chasing Time

I read a snippet about fibromyalgia this morning that struck me. It was one of those ubiquitous medical self-help books that trumpet the author’s MD status and a 3/4/5-step plan to a fulfilling life with ___________ disease (you fill in the blank). In this particular … Continue reading

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Coping with Chronic Exhaustion

This is the third morning in a row I have woken up after a full night of sleep and am still exhausted. If there is one element of fibromyalgia that bothers me most, this lack of restorative sleep is it. I … Continue reading

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A Painful Tour

For today, let me take you on a tour. This is no ordinary tour, no art masterpieces or stunning mountain vistas, no historic alleys or monuments. Instead, I am giving a tour of my pain. Yes, you heard right. A … Continue reading

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