https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/22/well/mind/radical-acceptance-suffering.html So radical acceptance sounds like something I would say as a kid. 'Totally Radical, man'. And when I read about the concept it actually is something I haven't been shown how to do by a psychologist but rather something I have taught myself to do over the years with chronic pain. I like to … Continue reading Radical acceptance with chronic pain and illness
I value a good health journal and prefer one that is paper based, although this particular one also comes in a PDF version. I just find it relaxing after all the things we do these days online to just write in a journal at the end of the day. Especially when the journal is combined … Continue reading Review: Begin Within Health Journal
When it comes to fibromyalgia and stigma in the medical community I have felt this influence several times in my life. And likely experienced in ways I Wasn't aware of consciously as well. Before I was diagnosed and having issues coping with pain I went to a doctor who then insisted I was 'just depressed'. … Continue reading What are the factors to medical stigma for women with fibromyalgia?
Fibromyagia fatigue is the second rated major symptom of fibromyalgia behind pain and can be more impactful than pain itself at times. Fatigue, like pain, varies day to day, month to month. It is a heavy constant state of weariness and lack of energy as well as a mental fatigue that is immensely hard to … Continue reading Fibromyalgia fatigue: hitting the wall
I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia a long time ago. I just turned 44 and I was diagnosed around 20 by a rheumatologist. He said I was 'too young for medication' told me to 'exercise' and sent me on my way. He didn't specify what sort of exercise and exercise for chronic pain isn't the sort … Continue reading What I wish I’d known about Fibromyalgia when I was diagnosed
I was going to write a different post and earlier but I got a bit sick from my vestibular clinic appointment and it took a few days to recover from that. Anyway, they came up with a diagnosis. Sort of. It is a diagnosis of exclusion, as in they couldn't decide where I fit so … Continue reading Persistent postural-perceptual dizziness (PPPD) diagnosis