Sunday, March 14, 2010

What Is A Blog?

I was talking to my husband last night about how I really need to have more discipline doing my daily writing. He suggested I start a blog. I don't really know what a blog is...I have never read one or even seen one for that matter. So naturally I scoffed at him, telling him I have nothing of any interest to anyone to write about. He asked me what the hell I was talking about and said, "Write about what you know most, about Fibromyalgia! You have made amazing progress, progress the doctors never expected, and you have a lot of good information and insight to share." Being the self-proclaimed expert that I am, I pondered his challenge. He is right, I have a voice and point of view that are begging to be heard and I am well versed in the daily nightmare that encompass living with this disease. Unfortunately, I lack the organization, focus or opportunity at this point in my life to actually do anything serious about it. So after about all of 5 minutes of deliberation I figured what the hell, I will give this blog thing a try!

I am a 33 year old married woman currently living with managed Fibromyalgia. I got sick when I was 28 years old and have had one hell of a tailspin since then just trying to make life livable again. Beating this disease is the hardest thing I have ever done, and by the grace of God that I ever have to do. It has cost me dearly in every aspect of my life, but it has grown me in ways I never thought possible as well. It has challenged me and pained me and given me a gratefulness I did not possess before. I am blessed with an amazing husband, caring family and supportive friends who have stood by me through the worst of it. When I got sick I was so young and had so much to live for there was only one brief glimmer of a moment when I was without fight. Oh, and I am one stubborn bat as well so I guess that goes to my credit too!

What my tale tells is a complex web of devastation, disappointment, confusion and loss. It is also a story of self-realization, healing, redemption, acceptance and forgiveness. I will intermingle the daily chronicles of my life amidst the history and reflection of my journey with Fibromyalgia. I hope it will inspire someone to gain insight, hope, direction or fight in their personal battles. I also hope I will make peace with the force that knocked me off my feet and struck me down repeatedly for years in my unrelentless attempt to claim my life back.

So here we go...welcome and have fun!

Thanks for joining,


  1. I have just begun my research and I'm learning more and more every day. Thanks for sharing your story and inspiring me to do the same on my blog.

  2. Wonderful to find common souls in the madness of this disease. Best of luck to you and stay connected!