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Better Communication Thanks to Fibromyalgia

I recently realized that having fibromyalgia has made The Helpful Hubby and I better communicators. The years of practice we’ve had working around the difficulties of communicating with fibromyalgia have helped us to understand each others needs, even when we can’t use words. This became apparent to me lately because now that we have a [...]

Our Attitude sets the Playing Field

I once was asked by someone to ask my friends how they thought fibromyalgia had changed my life. I kind of thought I knew how my friends would respond, but honestly my health/fibromyalgia isn’t a topic my long-time, pre-fibromyalgia friends talk to me about much. I asked one of my good friends since 7th grade [...]

Communicate how You Feel Using Marbles

Years ago The Helpful Hubby and I took a class on living with fibromyalgia offered by my then local branch of the Arthritis Foundation. Our teacher, who also had fibromyalgia, taught us how we could use marbles to communicate how we feel. The idea is that you take a glass jar and fill it with [...]

Explaining Fibromyalgia to Others

I remember the first time a doctor mentioned the word fibromyalgia to me. That doctor admittedly did not know too much about the condition, but he knew enough to think I might have it. I had never heard of fibromyalgia and neither had any of my family or friends. For years afterward I would mention [...]