Showing posts from August, 2014

Celiac Symptoms in Fibromyalgia Patients

Celiac Symptoms in Fibromyalgia Patients

Dementia, A Child's Perspective

I can relate to how horrible this diagnosis must have been for him. It's by NO MEANS fun-- neither is Alzheimer's, a close cousin. It's a sad thing to say but, I'm just kind of grateful that my mom was not clinically depressed along with he r diagnosis. It gave me some more years to talk and relate to her and find out what made her sick.  She was very tight lipped about it. She kept EVERYTHING inside. It wasn't until I reached drinking age that she'd open up. We'd go out from time to time or stay home and share a bottle. At that time she was very open. It's sad that it took that, but sometimes it does. My heart goes out to the Robin Williams family. It is not easy to deal with any kind of dementia. I have a second cousin, a Great Aunt, a deceased Grandfather, and a Mother with similar forms of dementia and Parkinson's. I am so sorry that your father made the decision he made.  BUT please understand, it's a normal process everyone d

The Reader Casualties in the Amazon/Hachette War

WARNING! THIS IS A LONG ONE AND IS OFF TOPIC! I don't know if any readers out there are following the whole Amazon and Hatchette war. Today I received a letter from Amazon and you can read the letter here: . The problem I have is not about authors getting fair pay. We ALL deserve to be paid for our work, if and only if, we choose to. Some authors would like to offer work for free because it is their way of giving back and I don't begrudge them of that. MY problem with this is that this fight will hurt readers' buying power. I remember a time when I used to be able to go to a book store and purchase a lot of books in both hard cover and paperback. I was in my glory in those days, but as the prices skyrocketed, and my funds grew smaller because of bigger responsibilities, I found I could no longer read because I just couldn't afford to. I didn't think it was fair back then to be denied my pleasure of reading, and frankly, to be denied my

We Have Winners!

We have winners for the #ForeverFriends Book Giveaway! Congrats to Catherine Lee, Paula Johnson Harp, and Jessica Collamati! I have sent you all a message with the emails you provided. Please respond to them with your contact info so I can get the goodies out to you!

Guest Author Jennifer Beilis

Guest Author Jennifer Beilis has stopped by Fibro and Fabulous today to talk a little about her latest book Hear I Am!! “Hear” I Am!!  “is a powerful book that shows the author Jennifer Beilis’ strength, perseverance, and optimism. “There are many traits that she has exhibited throughout her long-term battle with hearing loss, disability and illness. In the face of great challenges that would defeat even the strongest and healthiest of people, Jenny has found ways to repeatedly survive, redirect her life, and flourish. Book Link: About the Author:   Jennifer Beilis received her Associate’s degree in Social Sciences from Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, New Jersey. She also earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey and her Masters degree in Education and Deafness Rehabilitation, SCPI (Sign Language Proficiency Interview) from New York Unive

Power Morcellator Under Scrutiny

It isn't everyday that I get an email from someone asking me to post about products or a recent topic concerning health related to chronic disease, but when I do and I research what they have to say, and agree, I feel compelled to post. This latest email request hits very close to my heart because I know what it's like to experience the pain of menorrhagia and many with Fibromyalgia experience this type of period . Menorrhagia is heavy or prolonged periods, and with that, I have also experienced two miscarriages within the past couple of years that required me to have two dilation and curettage, as well. My doctor was, of course, concerned, and rightly so, because this change in me was very sudden. But through all of the tests, visits, and surgeries, one of the things my doctor was very adamant about was the fact that he did not want to perform a hysterectomy due to my heavy bleeding. He t

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