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Hi There! 

I have had fibromyalgia since before it had a name.So, yes, I've been called crazy more than once.

I'm not a professional, but I do know a lot about the disease; what it will do to you and what it will not do.  

Fibromyalgia will not kill you - a very important fact to always remember.  There are times that you might just wish it would kill you and get it over with. However, remembering it will NOT kill you helps more than I can express.

I wrote a novel and was sure I qualified as a novelist. I was wrong. I am a "potential novelist" as my recent publisher said. So I hope by writing here I will be able to hone my skills.

My life has turned around so many times I sometimes get dizzy trying to catch up with where I am. I suppose you might check into my hubs to find out. That's what I have to do!!  (Just Kidding)

I have several children, and even more grandchildren. Life is an awesome trip. I am grateful every day to be able to take it.

Thank you so much for reading my hubs. I promise, there are tons more to come.

Staying positive is not an idea, it is a way of life!

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  • Miracles We See
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    Miracles We See

    3 years ago

    It is vital that we understand and appreciate the miracles in our every day life. It is medicine to our mental health and self confidence.

  • Does This Break Your Heart? It does mine!
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    Does This Break Your Heart? It does mine!

    3 years ago

    Martin was only eight, and very excited about attending the Boston Marathon with his parents. He had no idea this would be the last social event he would ever attend. Nor did his parents. The excitement was high, the...

  • So Easy!
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    So Easy!

    3 years ago

    The snow keeps coming and the hearty daffodil reminds me of my space in life. Mine is not to cower and wilt, but to hold my stature even when I feel bogged down. The snow will soon be gone and the little daffodil will...

  • Take Heart!
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    Take Heart!

    3 years ago

    The snow keeps coming and the hearty daffodil reminds me of my space in life. Mine is not to cower and wilt, but to hold my stature even when I feel bogged down. The snow will soon be gone and the little daffodil will...

  • Forgiving - Forgetting, the Same Thing?
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    Forgiving - Forgetting, the Same Thing?

    4 years ago

    Many have heard the phrase "Forgive and Forget." Good solution? Hard solution? What we really want to know, is how to move forward. Forgetting something that hurts on a consistent and daily basis is NOT EASY...

  • Who Do You Think You Are?
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    Who Do You Think You Are?

    4 years ago

    I was attending a new church for the first time. The congregation was about 360 strong. So I was pretty much ignorant of these folks and what they were about (All churches have their own little family identity.) ...

  • Food and Fibromyalgia
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    Food and Fibromyalgia

    4 years ago

    DOES IT MATTER WHAT WE EAT IF WE HAVE FIBROMYALGIA? This is a question that has plagued many a doctor and scientist, as well as patients who have had fibromyalgia (fibro) for years. There are mixed conclusions, so I...

  • Do You Just Look Healthy?
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    Do You Just Look Healthy?

    4 years ago

    All too often people look at you, as a Fibromite and they think that you are healthy because you look healthy. This is a good thing, looking well. However, it is frustrating to realize as long as you look good few will...

  • A Perfect Christmas
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    A Perfect Christmas

    4 years ago

    They say that nothing is ever perfect, but I tend to disagree. This Christmas was perfect for me… The best Christmas ever. We are not a wealthy couple, but we are a happy couple, content to do with what we...

  • Fibromyalgia and Frigid Weather
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    Fibromyalgia and Frigid Weather

    4 years ago

    Howdy, howdy, howdy! Here I am again, talking about my never ending topic -- Fibromyalgia. The symptoms of Fibromyalgia are as varied as the people who have this disease. One day I will list all of the symptoms I am...

  • To Fix it or Not to Fix it - that is the question!
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    To Fix it or Not to Fix it - that is the question!

    5 years ago

    My subconscious mission in life has always been to fix things for those I love and those who would bring their problems to me. I am no one special, I simply have a gift. So, I used this gift to try to fix things for...

  • Thanksgiving - Yours, Mine and Ours!
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    Thanksgiving - Yours, Mine and Ours!

    5 years ago

    Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving has all but gone away in our town. I am so sad I could cry. I know I’m not the first person to feel this way, nor will I be the last. However, I feel a rebellion coming on. ...

  • For Your Information - Dear Hub Friends
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    For Your Information - Dear Hub Friends

    5 years ago

    Momma speaking up! Hi Friends! I've missed you so much. I have tuned in and read your work now and then, because I missed you. I've even hopped a few hubs. I must confess that I was invited to a wonderful, private,...

  • Stories Untold - Lives not shared
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    Stories Untold - Lives not shared

    5 years ago

    There is a sadness in stories untold. Sad because the stories that shape us, encourage us, mold us, and lead us forward in life, are those stories others could tell and simply do not, for whatever reason. Stories...

  • Your Entitlement - Freedom
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    Your Entitlement - Freedom

    5 years ago

    Do you know what having your own personal freedom means? If you do - fantastic! If you think you do and want to learn more, read on. People who have the attitude “the world owes me” are in denial; denial...

  • Affirmations and Success - A challenge
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    Affirmations and Success - A challenge

    5 years ago

    Hi There! I kind of think you all are bored by my travel stories and as I read back over them I can see that. However, I will continue with them because I am learning from them. In the meantime I want to talk to...

  • Seventeen Days of Excitement - Day Three
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    Seventeen Days of Excitement - Day Three

    5 years ago

    11:15 a.m. Okay this was a totally different experience; took us back a bit. Yes, this was another Fairfield Inn, but it was not what we expected. 1) The desk clerk was rude and disrespectful to Tom and he was...

  • Seventeen Days of Excitement Day Two - Part Two
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    Seventeen Days of Excitement Day Two - Part Two

    5 years ago

    While in the Walmart, we decided to have a key made for the van. I kinda lost my key shortly after we got it. Duh… so, I’m human. Well, we could have a key made for half the price of the dealer;...

  • Seventeen Days of Excitement - Day Two - Part One
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    Seventeen Days of Excitement - Day Two - Part One

    5 years ago

    Day Two 6:00 am EST Oh how I miss my bed. It was a really rough night for me. I know someone must have beaten me up and got away with it. Ouchers. Well, it’s another day. Here we go. Tom slept wonderfully. He...

  • From Indiana to Nevada
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    From Indiana to Nevada

    5 years ago

    With Fibromyalgia I must battle my emotions and make sure to take all of my medicine so nothing gets out of kilter. 1:16 pm (EST) I cannot believe it, we are so lucky…a new sign on the highway, “Road...

  • Day One of Our Trip
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    Day One of Our Trip

    5 years ago

    I'm so excited; we are truly going to go to Las Vegas, Nevada! My husband has the financials and the route all figured out. I have meticulously ironed and packed my clothes and necessities. Everything is neat and...

  • From Indiana to Nevada and Back
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    From Indiana to Nevada and Back

    5 years ago

    Hi Hubbers! I am so excited to be able to share my story with you. First, I want to share just a bit of my background with you. As those who follow me know, I have Fibromyalgia/Myofascial Pain Syndrome. I have...

  • Fibromyalgia and Friends
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    Fibromyalgia and Friends

    5 years ago

    There are friends in life, and there are friends.  Mostly there are acquaintances.  And indeed we need all of the acquaintances that we can obtain.  However, friends, where you can bare your soul, well,...

  • What Will Time Tell?
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    What Will Time Tell?

    5 years ago

    “Time will tell…”  Exactly what does this mean?  According to the Lyrics of a song by Bob Marley, “You think you are in Heaven, but you’re living in hell, oh, time will...

  • Alone at Last
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    Alone at Last

    5 years ago

    All alone and the night is still The words in my head come at will. The moon shines in my window I smile, my face all aglow. I know sleep would be a nice thing No one to talk, no phone to ring. ...

  • Social Networking and Danger!
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    Social Networking and Danger!

    4 years ago

    When I was a growing impressionable child, my aunt gave me the best advice of my lifetime. Of course, I did not know that at the time. I was very upset with someone and wrote them a note. I wanted her opinion on what...

  • It's Nonsense
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    It's Nonsense

    5 years ago

    I sat upon a lonely hill Pulled out the bottle Found the pill My head swam and hurt Dropped the bottle In the dry dusty dirt The sun shone so bright I could not see Come back tonight Come and find...

  • Book Review: What To Say When You Talk to Yourself
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    Book Review: What To Say When You Talk to Yourself

    3 years ago

    Book Review What to Say When You Talk To Yourself By Dr Shad Helmstetter TALK TO YOURSELF! Okay, so some people might think this strange at first, but I promise you won’t by the time I am finished telling...

  • SUICIDE
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    SUICIDE

    4 years ago

    It was a long day and she was not sure what to do at the end of it. She had tried to help her friend… tried so hard that it made her sick. Yes, she accomplished her goal. Her friend was not going to commit...

  • Fibromyalgia #14  Depression and Light
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    Fibromyalgia #14 Depression and Light

    5 years ago

    It has long been known that a lack of light causes depression in some folks. For Fibromites this is often an exaggerated situation. For those that a lack of light makes sad, just opening the blinds or shades is...

  • A Matter of Perspective
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    A Matter of Perspective

    4 years ago

    What Do You See? She was 4’11” tall. Her hair, red, hung down her back past her waist. She was almost as round as she was tall. Her smile was inviting. Yet, she stood alone. She stood, rotating her body...

  • Every Day Foods - Toxic to Your Dog.
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    Every Day Foods - Toxic to Your Dog.

    5 years ago

    It seems that more and more folks are feeding their beloved pets table food. I thought I would write an article that lets you know how some of our most delicious foods are toxic to our dogs (I don't know about other...

  • Laughter and Fibromyalgia
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    Laughter and Fibromyalgia

    5 years ago

    For those of you who think Fibromyalgia is a bummer, I am here to tell you - you are right! However - it does have its funny times. You just have to look for them and then teach yourself to recall them in your mind to...

  • Fibromyalgia Is My Thing #13    Meds to use for Fibromyalgia
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    Fibromyalgia Is My Thing #13 Meds to use for Fibromyalgia

    4 years ago

    Fibromyalgia - Medications Medicines can not cure fibromyalgia. However, some medications may help improve the symptoms, most especially muscle pain and insomnia. Not all people with fibromyalgia will need, nor will...

  • Fibromyalgia Is My Thing  #12 - Medication, Meditation and Exercise
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    Fibromyalgia Is My Thing #12 - Medication, Meditation and Exercise

    5 years ago

    Fibromyalgia is My Thing! Breakthrough Today I received a call from a fellow fibromite. She is in my support group. She called to let me know about a new drug for Fibromyalgia. She has taken it for two weeks and says...

  • My Spirituality is Not in Question
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    My Spirituality is Not in Question

    5 years ago

    Sometimes you just have to go and do. Go where-ever your heart takes you and do whatever the spirit moves you to do; unless your spirit moves you to do something illegal, immoral or socially unacceptable. Just...

  • Memories In Time
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    Memories In Time

    5 years ago

    It was a typical summer day, hot and humid. I decided to take a walk. I had recently graduated and was at loose ends. I liked this little city I lived in, but I felt so totally isolated. My dog had recently died and...

  • Fibromyalgia Truly is My Thing # 11 :               I Have a Dream.
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    Fibromyalgia Truly is My Thing # 11 : I Have a Dream.

    5 years ago

    As promised, I want to share my dream with you all; those of you who have Fibromyalgia and those who do not. My dream is a physical one. It first came to my mind and heart in 2003, when I was sitting alone...

  • Fibromyalgia Is My Thing #10
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    Fibromyalgia Is My Thing #10

    5 years ago

    I am so excited I just had to come here and share my excitement with you all. (Kentucky Twang) I subscribe to an e-publication called National Fibromyalgia Association. (http://www.fmaware.org) This is an online...

  • Fibromyalgia is my thing #9
    6

    Fibromyalgia is my thing #9

    5 years ago

    Fibromyalgia is My Thing #9 The green eyed Monster I imagine most of you have heard of the Green-eyed Monster. I also suspect most of you have experienced a taste of such monster. For those youngsters out there,...

  • Memories and Meatloaf
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    Memories and Meatloaf

    4 years ago

    Iced meatloaf it was called when I was raising my growing brood. It was meatloaf iced with mashed potatoes and sprinkled with cheese (either shredded by the manufacture, or more often shredded with the apple peeler. ...

  • Obsessed with Obesity
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    Obsessed with Obesity

    5 years ago

    photobucketToday so many of us are obsessed with obesity and that obsession prevents us from living. Obsession according to the Riverside II Dictionary means: a persistent preoccupation with an idea or motion. When...

  • Jack and Jill in Love
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    Jack and Jill in Love

    5 years ago

    A True Love Story On this Valentine’s Day, I am reminded of what I consider to be an awesome love story. It is about two people I will call Jack and Jill. Jack and Jill married at a very young age. They...

  • A Special Kind of Love
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    A Special Kind of Love

    5 years ago

    Hello dear Fellow Hubbers, 1986 was a very difficult year for me. I was surrounded by people, yet I was alone. I am an Empath and I feel pain very deeply. I had fibromyalgia and that causes me to experience...

  • Fibromyalgia and FORGIVENESS
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    Fibromyalgia and FORGIVENESS

    5 years ago

    How Resentment Can Make a Heart Heavy "Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits." Hannah More It is quite natural to...

  • To Sleep or Not to Sleep? - That is the question!
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    To Sleep or Not to Sleep? - That is the question!

    5 years ago

    TO SLEEP OR NOT TO SLEEP?  That is the question! For most fibromyalgia patients sleep is elusive.As a matter of fact I think it hides from me, except at the most inconvenient times. No kidding, Sleep is...

  • Fibromyalgia is My Thing #8
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    Fibromyalgia is My Thing #8

    5 years ago

    Sometimes you just need to be alone. How alone? It depends on what you have on your plate. I, for instance, have much on my plate and I enjoy the opportunity to get some of it taken care of. However, more often than...

  • Fibromyalgia is My Thing #7
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    Fibromyalgia is My Thing #7

    4 years ago

    Did you ever just wander all over the place with your thoughts? I'm kind of an emotional person and recently something hit me and I just put it down. It came out like this: I just realized I do not know how to NOT be...

  • Feedback, Votes and Comments
    25

    Feedback, Votes and Comments

    5 years ago

    Comments - Votes - Feedback All appreciated Some of us are uninformed. I count myself in that also. I did not realize how important the votes and feedback were to my hubs. Of course with my windy soul, comments were...

  • Fibromyalgia Is My Thing #4
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    Fibromyalgia Is My Thing #4

    5 years ago

    Is exercise vital to maintaining Fibromyalgia? Now, don’t shoot the messenger. Hear me out. The answer is a qualified “yes.” Or I should have perhaps said “conditional yes;” because each...

  • Fibromyalgia Support Group
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    Fibromyalgia Support Group

    5 years ago

    Birth of Grandson Fibromyalgia Support Group To go or not to go (to a support group)? That is a question many have. It is better to not go if you cannot find a group that indeed supports and helps its...

  • Fibromyalgia Information #6 - Oils -New
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    Fibromyalgia Information #6 - Oils -New

    5 years ago

    I just came across this article on Fibromyalgia from the healingwithoils.com web page. I found it to be quite interesting. Although I do not agree with the entire article, I feel the following might be of great use...

  • Sharing Your Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
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    Sharing Your Fibromyalgia Diagnosis

    5 years ago

    Sharing your Fibromyalgia Diagnosis Sharing your Fibromyalgia Diagnosis with Friends and Family The fact that you have a diagnosis is balm to your ears, but when the diagnosis is Fibromyalgia, not so much for the...

  • Forever Young even with Fibromyalgia
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    Forever Young even with Fibromyalgia

    5 years ago

    One day I pondered if I would ever grow old as Fibromyalgia was having its way with me. Finally I found a solution. I would like to share it with you. I'm not a great poet, but I think you will get the idea. I see the...

  • What this season means to a Fibromite
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    What this season means to a Fibromite

    5 years ago

    Aside from the glam and glitter of displays throughout the city and all over the TV is the dread we fibromyalgia patients have. The dread of not being able to keep up; not having anyone come over to see you (and the...

  • If you Read Christmas & Fibromyalgia and could not comment... remember Fibro Fog
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    If you Read Christmas & Fibromyalgia and could not comment... remember Fibro Fog

    5 years ago

    For anyone who has FM and has not yet been told that one of the many symptoms is confusion or “Fibro fog,” I am here to give you a sigh of relief.  I have had it many years.  And some of the...

  • Fibromyalgia & Christmas - A Good Read
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    Fibromyalgia & Christmas - A Good Read

    5 years ago

       Let me first say this is Christmas Eve and I have spent the entire day sleeping and watching old movies.  (No, no bon bons or rocky road... just movies) I didn't think I felt sorry for myself, but by...

  • Fibromyalgia is my "Thing" #3
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    Fibromyalgia is my "Thing" #3

    5 years ago

    It's helpful for me, at least, to know how my life stacked up before I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I want to share so you might see yourself, or siblings or anyone you know with this disease on a parallel level. ...

  • Fibromyalgia is my Thing #2
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    Fibromyalgia is my Thing #2

    5 years ago

    Today I am receiving home health care several times a week. Of course that includes Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nurse visits and Counseling Therapy. All of this wonderful attention because I took a nasty...

  • Fibromyalgia is my "Thing"
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    Fibromyalgia is my "Thing"

    5 years ago

    Pixienot & Grandson Birth of Grandson I was in the middle of a particularly nasty fibromyalgia attack when my daughter went into labor. I told no one, except my best friend (hubby) who knows everything! It was a...

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