How to Accept Chronic Illness

How to Accept Chronic Illness

There are five stages of grief. These stages are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Each of us grieves when dealing with the diagnosis of a chronic illness. I remember yelling and screaming, in frustration during the stage of anger. I can remember...
Health Stories: How I Learned to Live with Fibromyalgia

Health Stories: How I Learned to Live with Fibromyalgia

When I first met Laura in a yoga class, the first thing I noticed was her joyful personality. People know her for her vibrant sense of humor and enthusiasm, often amusing everyone in the room. I would have never imagined she suffered from a chronic condition. “I have...
Things I Learned From Fibromyalgia

Things I Learned From Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is never the same for any two people. For me, it’s near daily brain fog and severe pain in my shoulders, elbows, wrists, and ankles. It’s depression and insomnia and anxiety. The following is a list of the things I’ve learned from...
You’re Too Young For Fibromyalgia

You’re Too Young For Fibromyalgia

I was 31 when I was diagnosed with cervical spondylosis (which is a fancy way of saying arthritis in the neck) and fibromyalgia. Whenever I talked to anyone about it, the first thing they would say is, “but you’re so young,” or some variation...