“Stay inside order”: My mind…

is a mess of confusion with no possibility of finding any answers. Y’all too? This is so exhausting... The emotional turmoil is too much sometimes. Just. Trust. - nothing more, nothing less. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and … Continue reading “Stay inside order”: My mind…

Sjögren’s Awareness Month

APRIL! It's come around again! Having a chronic illness isn't just about finding support and a shoulder to lean on when times get tough (if you're able to lean on someone, that is...) It's about finding awareness inside of people that hadn't heard the name, hadn't known someone who, hadn't given a thought. It's about … Continue reading Sjögren’s Awareness Month

An instruction.

My DD (widower of Mimi), texted me the other day to read John, chapters 19 & 20 from the Bible. Today, I read the words aloud so that Brady could also know them (though we both already have heard the words through pastors, preachers, and story books as children). After reading these words straight from … Continue reading An instruction.

That Big Red LABEL

I haven't really mentioned anything about my life directly in a little while, but good news is we are taking away the: Bipolar label! Now they just call me chronically depressed. 😕 I hate that they're right. Only sometimes though. Do you how hard it is? To have a stamp on your head, at age … Continue reading That Big Red LABEL

“Embrace yourself, and finally come to the conclusion that you are loved – and you can love yourself.” -Unknown

"You can never have too many reminders -- [you] are beautiful no matter what."-Alessia Cara I’m with you. I feel you girl. [Needing to vent] is where my blog came from, because at least if no one cared, the “likes” would still love be the same. I’ve realized that it’s when you’re exhausted, it’s when … Continue reading “Embrace yourself, and finally come to the conclusion that you are loved – and you can love yourself.” -Unknown

Medication Shaming

When I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I was relieved to finally have an answer and name to what was causing my body to viciously stab, burn, electrocute, punch, overheat, get random fevers, require a seating in social circumstances, pass out from fatigue even though I just woke up, become randomly nauseous and repulsed by food … Continue reading Medication Shaming

Ultrasound

I hate knowing that the ultra sound tech knows what she's seeing. She knows what's wrong or not wrong with you and is unable to say without the radiologist looking at the screening first. Every line she used to measure my kidneys, liver, spleen... and whatever else they requested imagining of, every sound of blood … Continue reading Ultrasound

Yellow 5 Dye

I've had so many issues with things hurting my stomach and causing digestive issues in the past, it wasn't much of a surprise when it hit me all over again. I seem to be ok for a while, but then become randomly allergic to something new. It's crazy right? Yeah I feel that way too. … Continue reading Yellow 5 Dye

Apps That Help Me Out

I have quite a few apps on my phone... mixed with music, I'm always "forced" (psh forced😂) to get the highest memory holding phone that AT&T has available. If you are struggling with any of these issues, I strongly suggest you trying these apps out and seeing how they help you as they have helped … Continue reading Apps That Help Me Out

Research Your Diagnosis Until…

Until. Just until. The word "Fibromyalgia" entered my life and medical charts during the year 2015. I'm not sure I've ever had a more difficult year. I remember asking my manager to go home because I didn't feel well... He asked me "What's wrong? What is it that doesn't feel well?" And I replied: "Everything. … Continue reading Research Your Diagnosis Until…