Tag Archive | living with chronic pain

Living II: My Visalus Challenge Day 14 (Week 2) – Bullies

Week 2:  This week was challenging, I struggled with bullies–priorities, obligations and time.  Creating new habits is hard work.  I focused on eating the correct number of meals and drinking water.  Let’s see if it worked.  Last week I weighed in at 160.7 lbs.  Week 2 weigh in…drum roll please–159.2 lbs.  That is a total […]

September is Pain Awareness Month

What do you think is the most common cause of disability in the United States today? Pain. If you didn’t know the answer to the question, you have plenty of company. Pain is a serious public health and economic issue and it touches everyone. Pain costs $100 billion annually in lost work days, medical expenses […]

Living with Fibromyalgia: My Visalus Challenge Day 2 – Coffee

Day 2: Pain levels are high. My fibro is in a full-blown flare. You can never tell how long the “Fibro-monster” will visit. It’s similar to hosting a mean family member whose visits you dread but make every effort to make as comfortable as possible, and they complain anyway. I was able to work this […]

Pity Party No More: Yes, I’m in Pain – Yes, I’m ok

Recently I had the good fortune to meet and enjoy a cup of coffee in the company of a fabulously inspirational woman, Casey Wohl, The Getaway Girl.  Eventually our conversation turned to my condition, and she asked a question I rarely hear, “Are you in pain now?”  I attempted to explain the most dominant type […]