So my birthday is April 28th and everyone is Social Distancing and not gathering and staying safe... so no going out with friends or going out to dinner with my family. So it is a hermit birthday for me this year. I am not one to whine about such things. I just make the best … Continue reading Quarantine Birthday
There are risk factors to being chronically ill in a high-stress environment and being isolated during the pandemic life. COVID19 brings with it unique external stressors we may have a difficult time adjusting to like we do other stressors. Mental illness Anxiety: Even before COVID-19 hit its shores, the U.S. was a clinically anxious place. According … Continue reading Chronic illness: Pandemic stress
Sometimes our words just seem to not suffice to explain our pain. Sometimes the experience is too broad and too deep to describe adequately to others. And I think, in that way, language has its limits. There are some quotes I like that brush upon some aspects of pain and the nature of the pain … Continue reading 10 Chronic pain quotes
I have been given this product as part of a product review. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. Post may contain affiliate links. Mayo Clinic's Guide to Fibromyalgia https://www.amazon.com/Mayo-Clinic-Guide-Fibromyalgia-Strategies/dp/1893005496/ref=as_li_ss_tl?dchild=1&keywords=Mayo+Clinic's+Guide+to+Fibromyalgia&qid=1597163672&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=hermit094-20&linkId=4d616be80ba68f63a82962b253075487&language=en_US First impression This book is full of all … Continue reading Review: Mayo Clinic’s Guide to Fibromyalgia
Is fibromyalgia an autoimmune condition? Short and sweet answer: No That we know of with current research. Let's look into the question a little more What is an autoimmune disease? The immune system becomes overactive and the body attacks its own body tissues. In response to an unknown trigger, the immune system may begin producing … Continue reading Is fibromyalgia autoimmune?
I thought I would post the comparison between the normal person's Pandemic Life vs. My Disabled Life... currently. Because there are similarities and differences. Samesies The same with a normal person's experience with COVID-19 and having to stay at home with the stress, anxiety and rapid changes in their lives How my experience being disabled … Continue reading Pandemic life vs. disability life for me