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K8 - mylifewithfibro.com

Bentonville, Arkansas
I'm K8. I have fibromyalgia and I am grateful for it. (Yes, you read that right.) While fighting FMS I am learning to find lessons in the little things and am getting to know myself better.
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Fibromyalgia Works for Me: Recognizing my Limit by K8 - mylifewithfibro.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia does not rob me of my life, it does not ruin my life, it does not run my life.  Fibromyalgia does, however, affect my life, focus my life, even enrich my life. ... Read on »
Please Help! Chronic Illness and Meeting People, Part 2 by K8 - mylifewithfibro.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia I’m so torn.  For me the answer is as follows: It depends on my mood.  And how a person makes me feel.  And where I am.  But mostly I don’t tell them unless I have to.  I ... Read on »
Please Help! Chronic Illness and Meeting People by K8 - mylifewithfibro.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Over the weekend I received an important e-mail from a chronic fatigue folk out in California.  He brought up a common dilemma and I can think of no group more experienced ( ... Read on »
Fibromyalgia and Frigid Weather by K8 - mylifewithfibro.com 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Basically… the two don’t mix.  Luckily, with a positive attitude just about anything goes. Today was incredibly cold here in my hometown.  It was so cold it almost became ... Read on »
Fibromyalgia and Walking, Part 2 by K8 - mylifewithfibro.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia As is always the case, getting over my pride worked well for me. In addition to the improvements in my morale and grades (as discussed here ), I was reminded how pleasant ... Read on »
K8 Has a (not so) Secret or Fibromyalgia and Walking, Part 1 by K8 - mylifewithfibro.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia If you have not yet read Coming Soon: K8’s Got a (not so) Secret or Fibromyalgia and Walking, do it now.  Then come back and read the following: I said I got it duri ... Read on »
Coming Soon: K8 Has a (not so) Secret or Fibromyalgia and Walking by K8 - mylifewithfibro.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia I have a confession… Two years ago today I did something I am mildly ashamed of.  And, like many people, have covered my shame with humor.  (Except for those rare occasions ... Read on »
Fibromyalgia Might Not Exist: And Why it Doesn't Matter by K8 - mylifewithfibro.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Long story short.  You’re right. Fibromyalgia might not exist. But, it doesn’t matter.  The symptoms exist.  I don’t really care what you call them.  And, to those ... Read on »
Fibromyalgia and Feeling like the Incredible Hulk by K8 - mylifewithfibro.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia I don’t really care how you feel about Tim Ferriss. Or, more specifically, I am absolutely disinterested in how you feel about The 4-Hour Work Week. This post is not about ... Read on »
Kate Digresses #1: All Fired Up andâ?¦ by K8 - mylifewithfibro.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia I’m pondering something I was asked recently.  Come back tomorrow for my response… in the form of an opinionated and experience-based post. Until then… what do you think ... Read on »
Is it just me? Fibromyalgia and Napping by K8 - mylifewithfibro.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia So, I take back what I said about naps.  I still have strong feelings of dislike towards them.  They are vicious.  They are tempting.  They team up with your insanely comfor ... Read on »
Trying Stuff: The Rhapsody Bed, by Tempur-Pedic, Part 2 by K8 - mylifewithfibro.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia I don’t take naps.  The reasons are twofold.  I typically cannot fall asleep (despite being exhuasted) and, if I do fall asleep, I hate how I feel when I wake up.  I think a ... Read on »
Fibromyalgia and Getting a Massage by K8 - mylifewithfibro.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Shortly after I was diagnosed with my fibromyalgia my doctor recommended I try a massage. I went to a local fancy spa and salon and had the most miserable time. It was a nig ... Read on »
Fibromyalgia and your Doctor's Customer Service, Part 2 by K8 - mylifewithfibro.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Back to my Wednesday doctor’s appointment.  Consider this a refocused addition to Fibromyalgia and your Doctor’s Customer Service, Part 1 … I always seem to be pondering ... Read on »
Fibromyalgia and your Doctorâ??s Customer Service by K8 - mylifewithfibro.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia I can count on my hands the number of doctor’s appointments I’ve had in the last decade that were unrelated to my fibromyalgia.  So, when I got back to work after lunch Wedn ... Read on »
Hooray! My Life with Fibro is on Alltop by K8 - mylifewithfibro.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia I am ecstatic to announce that My Life with Fibro is included on the new fibromyalgia.alltop.com! If you’re not familiar with Alltop, it’s pretty much the coolest con ... Read on »
Get Involved! Fibro Folks Family Gathering by K8 - mylifewithfibro.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia I’m starting the Fibro Folks Family Gathering and I need your help. Head over to fibrofolks.com for details on how to get involved. I look forward to hearing from you. Read on »
Fibromyalgia and Fall by K8 - mylifewithfibro.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia I live in one of the countless beautiful places in the USA.  We have a lovely community with a strong sense of self.  We love our food, our families, and our God.  We are sm ... Read on »
Is it just me? Fibromyalgia and (not) Getting Sick by K8 - mylifewithfibro.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Remember how I recently introduced my newest series, Is it just me? Well, I’m back with a second installment… (I know I haven’t yet published my follow-up to the clutter pie ... Read on »
Fibromyalgia Fight Songs: Little Victories by K8 - mylifewithfibro.com Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia After I wrote my last Is it just me? post I got to thinking, and that thinking has motivated me to start a new series.  Fibromyalgia Fight Songs. I am not a musician, but ... Read on »