Showing posts from January, 2011

We Are Not Alone in the Fibro Battle

With 2-4 percent of the human population being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, it's no surprise that there are celebrities dealing with this beast.  What's a little surprising is the fact that some are now talking about it in the open!  Below is an article from Celebrity Health that discusses 5 celebrities doing just that, and some of the ones diagnosed may surprise you.

Stay fabulous!
Love and friendship,


Kids+Toys=Fibro Flare Stress

I used to think it was only me who struggled to find matching socks in the room I dubbed The Abyss, otherwise known as my daughter's room.  I felt like I failed somehow or somewhere along the line, embarrassed by the toy-garnished floor.

My childhood life, so my dear friend always says, was COMPLETELY opposite of what others go through.  Growing up, I was a neat freak.  Everything had a place.  On Saturdays, I'd spend hours dusting my room and rearranging the few figurines and collectibles I had.  It was fun for me.  My Mom was no different.  I grew up with a Mom that would put Adrian Monk to shame-- seriously!!!
My Mom always had everything in its place.  The house was unbelievably clean and VERY white.  White curtains, white walls, counters, appliances, the place looked (and smelled) like a hospital.  There were days when I thought Lysol was my Mother's choice of perfume.

Despite my upbringing, I've managed to relax my Vulcan Death Grip on the house-- for Fibro's…
One of my favorite side dishes for lunch is potato salad.  I admit I'm a little lazy when it comes to making it, I leave the skin on, but that's actually a good thing.  Potato skin is very healthy for you.  According to, the skin contains nutrients like vitamins B6 and C, as well as fiber.  In essence, it's better to cook potatoes with the skin on so you don't loose all of the nutrients in the cooking method.

Potato salad can be boring when prepared the same old way.  I always like to shake things up because variety is the spice of life.  This one, is my latest rendition.

And here's the recipe...

Fibro and Pregnancy

Fibromyalgia IS NOT a Death Sentence!

One of the things that irritate me the most is when people commit verbal diarrhea on the internet.  I know that the internet is used for many things, forums, games, social networking, to name a few, but there is another really big reason for using the internet and that’s to research information on any particular subject.
There are a lot of people that look to the internet to research disease.  These people are generally newly diagnosed people.  Newly diagnosed means that they have little knowledge on the disease they are researching about.  Fibromyalgia and other misunderstood diseases in the medical community are tough to research.  There are many conflicting studies and even nostril flaring opinions out there on these diseases.  It’s tough to surf through all the crap.
When people air their dirty laundry on an internet blog, forum post, or even their Facebook page about their frustrations, it can add to the mess.  I’m not saying that one shouldn’t socialize on the net, nor am I statin…