Getting Started

Maybe you’ve just been diagnosed, or perhaps you have known your diagnosis for some time but are not satisfied with the results of your treatment.  Either way, you probably have questions about what’s next.  If you think you have…  If you’ve just been diagnosed…  If you’re looking for treatment alternatives…  If you’re trying to provide…

Supporting Someone with Chronic Pain

Are You Listening? The box of words above contains statements, phrases and expressions that are commonly directed at people with chronic conditions, especially those “invisible illnesses” characterized primarily by pain and fatigue.  What do you think it would be like to listen to this? Are you feeling judged? Dismissed? Trivialized? Disbelieved?  Alone? Folks with invisible…

Living With Chronic Illness: My Story

It probably took some time for you to find out what was wrong.  It was like that for me too. I occasionally wonder if I was born with fibromyalgia.  From infancy, I was prone to digestive upset and fatigue, often feeling unwell.  My mom was eventually diagnosed with it, and I’m quite certain her mother…