Resolutions, shmesolutions.

(A couple of affiliate codes in this post.) I didn’t (and usually don’t) make New Year’s “resolutions,” per se. And because I’m stubborn and overworked and frequently shiny-squirreled in about a gazilion different directions at any time, it usually takes me a while to get on any given bandwagon. Ever since Weight Watchers stopped supporting … Read More

It’s that time of year…

…where chronic pain-induced nausea becomes everyday life. :/ Behold my two best buddies this time of year. #fibromyalgiasucks

More Frankensteining my #fibromyalgia – Magnesium Oil

(Usual disclaimer: I’m not a doctor, I don’t play one on TV, and I’m not recommending anything I say here is a cure or even appropriate treatment for you or for any medical condition. Consult your medical professional, pharmacist, shaman, or what have you before you undergo any kind of treatment regimen. The information provided here … Read More

#YLO #essentialoils – What oils I diffuse when working.

(Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor and don’t play one on TV. These are my experiences. Your mileage may vary.) In the spirit of I like to recommend the stuff that I personally use and find helpful, I’ll be posting from time to time about the oils I like to use and how I use them. … Read More

#fibromyalgia #CFS NingXia Red juice update from me.

Note: I’m not a doctor, I don’t play one on TV, and consult with your health-care provider. This is just MY experience. YMMV. Y’all know me. I endorse stuff I like, believe in, etc. I’ve been using the NingXia Red now for a couple of months (that I get from Young Living) and my experience … Read More

#FreebieAlert 3/28/2016 – Monday Mania Peep Pimpage (Non-Marshmallowy Kind)

I’m on deadline. (What’s new?) I’m behind. (Again, what’s new?) Finally woke up not hacking up a lung, so that’s a plus. A week since we had to send Apache to the Rainbow Bridge, and we’re still trying to get used to the smaller furbaby household. Gidget has been getting more cookies than usual. And … Read More

March? ALREADY?? Ugh.

I can’t believe it’s freaking MARCH already. Seriously, I. Can’t. Even. I got By the Embers Dies the Fire (Triple Trouble 8) submitted yesterday to Siren. (So please either call off the voodoo dolls, or someone scratch that dang itch in the middle of my back that I can’t reach, thanks!) I won’t be updating … Read More

#Fibromyalgia #spoonie Essential oils for pain relief.

**** DISCLAIMER! I am NOT a doctor, I am NOT a health professional. Any advice I give here is applicable ONLY to my experience. Your results may vary, consult your health care professional before doing anything, research your ass off, and I am in NO way responsible for how you use this information. Use at your … Read More

Yay, it’s Fibromyalgia Friday, #FreebieAlert and other randomness.

Appointment with my GP yesterday. Last week, appointment with the cardiologist. The cardiologist upped the meds to twice a day instead of once a day since they seem to be helping the symptoms I was having. Symptoms they cannot tell me WHY I’m having, because all my tests come back “normal.” I’m the healthiest unhealthy … Read More

Fitbit, Thrive, new electronic buddy.

So I’m on day 4 of doing Thrive. I do feel like I have a little more energy than I usually do, FWIW. Pain levels still the same, but unfortunately I’m used to pain. And I’m on day 6 of using my Fitbit. So far, I’ve used a different wrist band every day. Finally got … Read More

Fibromyalgia, Fitbit, Thrive, geekery, and why I canceled my Weight Watchers membership.

This will come as like zero shock to regular readers of this blog, but I am an unrepentant geek, especially when it comes to things like gadgets. Specifically, gadgets that will in some way simplify my life. No, I won’t go out and buy the newest iPhone (I will wait and buy an older one when … Read More

Write Your Ass Off: Preventing writing-related ouchies.

I blogged today over on the Write Your Ass Off blog about things I use to help mitigate repetitive-motion injuries/pain. http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/2015/10/taking-care-of-yourself-writing-related.html

Fibromyalgia, magnesium supplements, cardiologist quandary, and still looking for answers.

This is rambling, so feel free to ignore it if you want. I’m trying to get this out there for my own benefit (so I can remember it all) and in case it helps anyone, or anyone has any tips of their own. First, a couple of random updates. Self-stabby-McStabbykins Update: Yes, shin healed nicely, … Read More

Frankensteining my fibro: Update 9/20/2015

While I’m awaiting my next visit with my cardiologist to get the results of my stress test and echocardiogram, I need to post an updated supplement post. (Oh, heh, yeah, funny story. I’m showing signs now that might be POTS – postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome – stuff that I’ve felt all my life and even … Read More

Something weird in the air?

A quick informal poll of my Facebook peeps has them agreeing that it’s not just me. There’s just a weird energy today I can’t put my finger on. Not bad, just…weird. I’m hoping my latest flare (which has been torturing me for a couple of months now) is finally starting to ease. If only the … Read More