Fibromyalgia is Real.

I was diagnosed with lupus 10 years ago and fibromyalgia 3 years ago. My reaction to the fibromyalgia diagnosis was incredulous. I am a master’s educated, licensed social worker and my exact words to my rheumatologist were “Isn’t that a made up disease?”

Memory & Music

The more time I spent listening and remembering, the more I realized that Prince’s music was the touchstone for some of the most pivotal times in my adolescence and young adulthood.

Lessons Learned

I thought I knew what to expect when we got on the phone with the credit counselor, after all, I’ve been on the counseling side of this conversation plenty of times. I was wrong. There were some unexpected lessons waiting for me on the other side of this experience that I had not anticipated.