Chronic Pain and Prescription Drug Classification


If you’re reading this blog, you probably have chronic pain or know someone with chronic pain. The reality of being a chronic pain sufferer is that the medication available to ease your pain is also a medication that is being used and abused by folks who do not have a pain issue; sadly, they just […]

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12 years, 6 Doctors and still looking


When I began my journey 12 years ago and had you asked me, I wouldn’t have believed that I would have seen a minimum of 6 different specialists with as many diagnosis and still be searching. Yet, here I am getting ready to go to another specialist and my 2nd rheumatologist, in hopes of being […]

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The Price of a Song


What’s that old song? The one where you can actually understand the words and came off the back end of the 70’s… You know, maybe Linda Rondstat sang it, or someone equally capable of sounding ridiculously cheerful when singing a break up song…. How did it go? Oh, yeah… “I haven’t got time for the […]

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Hoyle Toil Boil & Bubble – Managing the Magic of Chronic Pain & a Full Time Job


Whether you have Chronic Pain, an Auto Immune Disorder or (like me) both and are working full time; you’re swirling a magical illusion… a mirage of minimizing your health issues while maximizing your productivity and attitude. And, this is truly an illusion of the greatest magnitude; reality is such that while you are suffering and […]

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There’s an App for that!


In the past several years, the amount of electronics that are an active part of our lives has increased by a magnitude. We use them for work, play, shopping, tracking and socializing. So, if you use your electronics for all that, why not use it to also help you track and manage your pain while […]

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When you hit the “Pain Wall”


  We’ve all been there. If you have Fibromyalgia or Cervical (Spinal) Stenosis or other chronic pain conditions, you’ve probably been there more often than most… Unmanageable, intolerable pain. I call it the “wall” but it’s more like a cliff. That moment when you’ve mentally had enough, you can handle no more pain. I’ve found […]

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Managing Fibro with out insurance


If you’re in a situation like I am, where you no longer have health insurance for whatever reason, you’re in a quandary. Do you spend the money to get the pills, money that should be going towards the Mortgage/Rend and Food on the table; or, do you cull your pills and/or reducing the frequency for […]

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Struggling with your Health Care Provider


  If you have Fibromyalgia then you know, dealing with a health care provider can be the absolute pits. Since the onset of Fibromyalgia, which has been about 10 years, I have been with Humana, Blue Cross Blue Shield & United Health Care. Out of all of them, United has been a real thorn in […]

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Traveling with Fibromyalgia


If you have Fibromyalgia, you know about the worry that comes with a trip either by flying or by driving. The worry is very real, will I be able  to handle the pain that will surely come with the trip? Will I be able to get enough rest when I’m visiting others? Will they understand […]

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November 28, 2010


For years now, I have wondered in my Lyr!ca was “really” working. Well… either because of my stupidity, the arrogance of my Health Care Provider, or God’s form of justice… I know, it was working. About a month ago, I got a letter from United Health saying that I was only going to be able […]

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