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So...What Do YOU Think?

I am just one lonely blogger in a sea of many MORE reputable places that have gained FAR more recognition (and money-- let's face it) than I have?

So-- what makes you stay here and read? Is it because I pride myself in being the journalist that I trained be? Do you like that I fact check? Do you like that I speak my mind when it comes to practices that I find are NOT helping this community as a whole and I voice my opinion?

I'm wondering because most of you may get my posts from Facebook-- and that's fine! BUT know that they WILL be fact-checking my blog, and though I'm VERY confident that I'm right in my research, please know, that I'm not so sure how this will slant in the end. Blogs may become TOTALLY hidden EVEN IF they contain REAL info.

DO NOT GET ME WRONG BECAUSE I can't say! All I can tell you is read this article and be FOR WARNED for this blog and the rest that you read!…

It's Been a While

I know it has been quite a bit of time since my last posting here. With the deaths of my Grandmother and Mother, and the major move from Connecticut to Texas we have made, my life got complicated. I would apologize, but I don't think that is an appropriate thing to do. Why? Because I think FAR too often we sufferers apologize for things we just should not have to.

For instance, why apologize for a messy house when you, yourself as a Fibro sufferer, are taking care of children, pets, and the elderly daily? Is a messy house so awful? Not in the slightest! Your priorities have been on beings that cannot take care of themselves and not on an inanimate object. And honestly, if people feel THAT uncomfortable in a cluttered house, they are not your family or friends. They are problematic and should be left alone to handle their problems of selfishness on their own.

And I truly believe it is selfishness that rules them when they become uncomfortable in your dwelling. It is their judgement…

The NEW Fibromyalgia Association Magazine

My article is featured in the NEW Fibromyalgia AWARE magazine!

Fibro 10 Years Later

It's been quite some time for me posting something of a personal nature on here. Part of the reason has been that I've lost both my Grandmother and Mom within the past 6 months or so. Mom just passed right before the holidays.

It was not a shock. You regular blog readers have known that she has been sick with Alzheimer's for almost 25 years.

Society has taken a strange turn here in the US. Almost 30% of us are caring for a loved one while having a family of our own AND maintaining a full-time job. The numbers will only get worse as half of us will have to deal with caring for someone with a chronic illness in the next 30 years.

I found these numbers completely shocking when I was Googling anxiety and fibromyalgia for my own personal needs. You see, out of all the symptoms I have had over the course of the past several years, I'm finding panic attacks to be the worst. And I think it's because those attacks remind me of what I have lost.

Both deaths were not shocking…

Adolescent Fibromyalgia Research Study:

Thank you for being a reader of Fibro and Fabulous. I am writing to share some information about a clinical research study that may be of interest to you.

Research studies contribute greatly to the overall progress in understanding and treating diseases and Fibro and Fabulous supports that mission.

Adolescent Fibromyalgia Research Study Enrolling Today

Does your child suffer from widespread, unexplained body pain that impacts their daily routine?

If so, local research study doctors are studying an investigational medication to see if it can help manage symptoms associated with juvenile fibromyalgia in adolescents.

If your child is between 13 and 17 years of age, and has juvenile fibromyalgia or is experiencing unexplained aching, stiffness, fatigue, or trouble sleeping, he or she may be eligible to participate in a clinical research study.

* No-cost investigational study drug
* No-cost study-related care from a local physician

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Fibro New Year's Resolutions

Today's guest post comes from Barbara Leech.

Barbara Leech is a freelance writer and mother of four from Maine who lives with fibromyalgia, lupus and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. She considers herself a survivor of all things and is passionate about family, faith and small victories. Barbara is a writer for NewLifeOutlook|Fibromyalgia. For another one of Barbara's articles, please visit:

My Fibro New Year’s Resolutions
It is that time of year again when people start resolving to change their bad habits and promising to be healthier and wiser than they have been for the last 12 months.

New Year’s resolutions are a tradition for many, and although the concept is often unsuccessful (often abandoned by February) I have reached a turning point with my fibromyalgia that I want to support with better, healthier behavior.

I have been in a period of “healthful calmness” for the last several weeks. I almost feel I must whisper it, so fate…