Showing posts from May, 2009

Summertime Recipes

Chicken Salad

The summertime can bring a lot of fun for a family, but it can also bring flares because of the hot days and cool nights. Cooking is hard to do in the summer because temperatures rise and having flares can make things worse.
But we all have to eat! And when you have Fibro, you have to eat well in order to stay fabulous. Having said that, I'm going to share some new recipes that are not in the book The Fibro Hand recipe section. These two recipes are quick and easy and you won't have turn on your stove-- unless you want to of course!

The first recipe is a new spin on an old summer favorite, Chicken Salad. I often make it with left over pieces of the prior night's roaster chicken, but you can very easily use ready made chicken breast strips from the meat section of your local market, or you can also brown a couple of breasts for this easy recipe too.
What you will need:
4 cups of shredded chicken breast (about a breast and half cooked)

4 tablespoons of mayonnaise

3 …

My Frustrations Runath Over

I finally found a doctor that was excepting new patients for my eczema swelling. He was a general practitioner and I had doubts about seeing a GP because they really don't have a specific field of expertise-- especially when it comes to fibro patients. But I went anyway because I needed some relief from my swollen eyes.

The nurse came in first and asked a lot of questions about my skin condition and I gave her my entire medical history in about 5 minutes of conversation. Being a fibro patient has some perks and having a knack to spew out 36 years of medical history in 5 minutes is one of them.

The doctor came in after a few minutes and then asked to see my hands and face. I showed him and then he asked if I was using new moisturizer. I told him that I have been changing my moisturizer constantly because nothing is giving me relief. The last "new" moisturizer was something that I've been using for about a month.

He told me to stop using it and go with baby oil and …

Irritation On Awareness Day

Wow it's been some time since my last post! I'm truly sorry about that. I try to post for all of you at least once a week no matter how I feel because I think it's important to help people as much as I can with this debilitating disease. I know that I may not know as much as some people, but I try to help with what I can.

April was a tough month for me because of a flare. My fibro can be a bit wacky when it comes to flares because some times I will only get pain and other times I will have a slue of problems all at once. This flare has a slue of problems with it from insomnia, fibro fog, pain, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and eczema and seborrheic dermatitis skin irritations. I'm still having problems, but I am feeling a little better with the fatigue-- hence the post.

This post is going to be about skin irritations because they are really bugging me today so I thought it'd be a good one to discuss. About half of fibro patients suffer from some kind of skin i…