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Saturday, December 04, 2010      6 comments

I'm a member of a fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue alumni group which talks about different topics each month. This month it was about being assertive. Well, I don't know if I was assertive or just patient, but my partner and I have just rescu... Read more
Caribbean Cruise
Monday, November 01, 2010      2 comments

I've just returned from a 9-day cruise to the Eastern Caribbean. I sailed with a fibro buddy I met online four years ago. We cruised together two years ago, too. It's a real challenge to cruise when you suffer from fibromyalgia. There's ... Read more
Sunday, August 29, 2010      2 comments

I've been participating in a Mini-Goal Challenge for a month now. My latest mini-goal is to ride my exercycle for 10 minutes, four days a week. I figure, eventually, I can look at that activity as a habit and just do it. Not yet - I have ... Read more
Huge Site, But So Helpful
Monday, February 01, 2010      3 comments

Every so often I have time to tour SparkPeople. There are so many activities to do here. I always come across something I meant to do, but forgot. I always remember to look at other people's comments in my chosen groups because I get an email... Read more
Postponing Knee Replacement
Wednesday, January 13, 2010      2 comments

I had my first pre-surgical appointment this morning with a very nice little girl (everyone is a little girl looking from where I am). I told her my concerns and apprehensions and she was sympathetic. Said we should continue as though I was go... Read more
Do I Know Where I'm Going?
Tuesday, December 01, 2009      3 comments

I have a goal of losing ten pounds, the same ten pounds I've been struggling with for over a year. But I haven't been following the smaller goals or steps to getting there. Since I was a TOPS member for four years, I know what those steps shoul... Read more
Heading Home Tomorrow
Sunday, November 08, 2009      1 comments

My twelve day visit with my daughter and two granddaughters is almost up. I fly back to New York early tomorrow and it can't be soon enough. My left knee has been consistently getting worse, to the point I can barely walk. Tomorrow will be a ... Read more
Friday, November 06, 2009      2 comments

This year started off very challenging and is ending up the same way - arthritis wise. I fell on the ice in January and was diagnosed with a "bone bruise". Nothing helped with the pain: cortisone shots, Celebrex, Vicodin. Next week I see ... Read more
New Year's Resolutions
Sunday, December 28, 2008      0 comments

Like setting goals during the year, New Year's resolutions need to be small and attainable. Just because it's a New Year's resolution, don't get caught in the trap of saying "This year I'm going to lose 50 pounds." You can start small by sayin... Read more
It's Winter!
Monday, December 01, 2008      1 comments

I don't know what's going on with my body, but I'm losing what little energy I used to have. At first we had the time change back to Daylight Standard Time. Before I had a chance to get used to it, I went on my 10-day cruise to the Eastern Car... Read more
Wednesday, September 03, 2008      1 comments

Well, it's just under a year since I wrote in my blog. Let's see how well I'm doing and if anything has changed. I'm doing my best to eliminate stress from my life since I know it feeds the fibromyalgia. Even though I schedule too many th... Read more
Denial or Acceptance
Friday, October 26, 2007      2 comments

Today I was confronted by my illness - fibromyalgia. For the past three years I've kept this little thought to myself that I could act like a "normal" person if I "really" wanted to. Am I still in denial? I thought I had progressed much farth... Read more

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