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Fibro World

We're a mother-daughter team. Dot is in her late twenties and has had fibromyalgia, chronic pain and migraines for nearly 4 years. Fibro Mom is a 60-ish, sometimes crabby caregiver who works part-time. We talk about our daily triumphs and setbacks in coping with an invisible and chronic condition.
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Fibromyalgia Product Review: IMAK Pain Relief Eye Mask by Fibro World Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia   When Fibro Mom told me she wanted me to try the  IMAK Pain Relief Eye Mask/Eye Pillow  with massaging ergoBeads during a bad migraine attack, I almost rejected her ... Read on »
Wordless Wednesday: Snow Flowers by Fibro World Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia   Photo by laughingmuppet, our friend in Boston Spring air -- Woven moon And plum scent. - Matsuo Basho Read on »
Fibro Help - A Painful Four Letter Word by Fibro World Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Hayzell at Possibilism.org is hosting PFAM this week. Topic: “ Is help a four-letter word? The common myth about asking for help is that people in pain w ... Read on »
Gluten Free Recipe: Banana Bread by Fibro World Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Fibro Dot couldn't resist trying cinnamon bread made with ordinary flour over the weekend and had disastrous consequences that we needn't go into at this time.   Once ... Read on »
Wordless Wednesday: Daffodil Buddies by Fibro World Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Two Buddies enjoying the sun in our garden. Happy Spring! Read on »
6 Ways To Prepare for Chronic Migraines by Fibro World Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia My Dad's solution to keeping my room dark for my chronic migraines? "Just put a lump of dough on each eye and cover them up.  You don't need blackout curt ... Read on »
Sweets for the Sweet Recipe: Gluten Free Cookies for Valentine's Day by Fibro World Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia I try not to bake cookies and cakes except for the occasional gluten-free goody for Dot.   Of course, even if cookies are gluten-free, they still contain carbs, fat a ... Read on »
Is Fibro Dot Having Fun Yet? by Fibro World Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia In October, Dot's rehab doctor strongly recommended a Botox shot in her neck/shoulder area to relieve the sciatic pain that began shooting down the right side of he ... Read on »
Christmas at Fibro Dot's: Happy Holidays from Fibro World by Fibro World Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Yummy Yule Log by Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe, Photo by Dot Christmas Day was a unique experience this year since I, Fibro Mom, did not have to do the cooking. ... Read on »
Fibromyalgia Product Review: Smartfish ErgoMotion Laser Mouse - it's fibro friendly! by Fibro World Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Avocado or Mouse? You decide.I think I've found the perfect fibro mouse!  My quest for the best assistive technology began when I first started blogging about fi ... Read on »
How Fibro People Can Win Prizes and Be Happy by Fibro World Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Many of us in the Fibro World are often knocked off our career paths and are left with limited options in what types of jobs we can actually do.   Holding a full time ... Read on »
Thanksgiving at Fibro Dot's by Fibro World Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia This year, Thanksgiving Dinner was all about family.  Dot's two brothers came without their significant others who had their own family obligations.  We usually can ... Read on »
Fibromyalgia and Nerve Pain: Fibro Dot in Distress by Fibro World Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia The short answer is Dot is now in the Fibro World of Pain. Dot began having shooting nerve pain from her right hip down to her right big toe.   The pa ... Read on »
The Fibro Caregiver's Biggest Challenge: Finding a Future Replacement by Fibro World Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Yesterday was the 4th anniversary of the car accident that resulted in Dot's present condition.   During the first six months, it seemed that Dot would slowly h ... Read on »
If Fish Had Fibro... by Fibro World Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia With a fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and a recent diagnosis of neuralgia (nerve pain), I am pretty much hurting all the time.   But there are stretche ... Read on »
Book Review: The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Fibromyalgia by Dr. William S. Wilke by Fibro World Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Dot and I often dream about her being admitted as a patient at either The Cleveland Clinic or the Mayo Clinic, the fibromyalgia equivalent of Shangri-La or Nirvana. ... Read on »
How Do I Ramp Up My Fibro Blog? 31 Days to Build a Better Blog by Fibro World Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia The last few weeks, I've been participating in a month-long blogging challenge based on an ebook called 31 Days to Build a Better Blog  by Darren Rowse.   The book gi ... Read on »
Can Disqus Comments Help Fibro and Chronic Pain Bloggers? by Fibro World 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Have you ever read a great post and wanted to comment right away?  Only to be stymied by a clunky registration requirement before you can enter your first word?   ... Read on »
You know you have fibromyalgia when... by Fibro World Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Lyrica ads make you laugh.   You can't answer the question: "Where does it hurt?" Your exercise routine has a maximum of 1-2 repetitions (but it's ... Read on »
Dot Gets Social Security Disability for Fibromyalgia by Fibro World Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia First of all, my apologies to those of you who have been waiting for Part II to be posted. Part I was about  what went into our decision to apply  for disability. ... Read on »