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?”

A Response to the Madness

I have no words. Well, that’s not entirely true, is it?

Here are my thoughts, do with them what you will. I will shout into the void and maybe some of these will land in the ears of those who need to hear them, in a universe of infinite possibilities, it is certainly okay to hold out some hope.

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.