Saturday, July 12, 2014

Warm Weather Fogginess

A funny thing has been happening to me lately. While experiencing some sort of fibro fog is normal for me, I've noticed that I tend to feel more foggy in warmer weather. I'm not exactly sure what or why this is, but as an example, today, it was in the 90's and I just feel like I can't focus or concentrate.

Right now, it's about all that I could do to type this and that's with going back to correct errors.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


It's been a while since I posted.

Today is pretty foggy. It feels like a blanket of thick cloud id lowering over my head/forehead/eyes.

Hopefully some sleep will help.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Fibro Funny

I saw this and thought that it was funny and it accurate depicts a little of what I and people with Fibromyalgia go through in dealing with brain fog.... lol

Don't know what brain fog is? Well then, click here to learn more about it.!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Daily Update - I was mistaken

Well, it's been raininy  rainy today and I am hurting ptretty  pretty badly. I alkso also am having some fibro fog issues and generally fee like crap. It hurts to sit. It hurst hurts to stand, it hurts to do pretty much anmy any and everything and I cannot wait until it's time to go home today.

I left the mistakes in this updaTE AS A REMINDER TO MYSLEF AND A WAY TO TRACK ISSUES. update as a reminder to myself and as a way to track issues.

It was has taken me 15 minutes to complete this update.

The weather for today is:

Temp: 58°F and rain storms
Barometric Pressure: 29.81 in
Dew Point:  57 °F
Humidity:  96 %

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Surrounding Yourself With Those Who Understand

Tonight, I learned an important lesson in surrounding yourself with people who know about and understand your Fibromyalgia.

While at church tonight, my Fibromyalgia was acting up. It was an interesting night as tonight was a night of worship that involved standing and singing as well as a time of questions with our small groups. We were standing singing, when after a few songs, I had to sit down.Man, I could barely stand during the times where we were and as the time went on, I found myself reading and re-reading the questions that we were supposed to be discussing, but I wasn't understanding them.

I made a comment about my fibro acting up and thankfully when it was time for me to pray, a gentleman from our small group stepped up and said that he would pray.

What a blessing that was to have understanding people around you in all areas of life.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Fibro Funny

I came across this the other day on Facebook. It sums up how I feel almost on a daily basis.

Monday, March 11, 2013

"How Do You Feel?" - CFS/Fibromyalgia Pain Scale

The above picture is what some people think of when they think of telling people about their pain, but the scale ot even a "1 to 10" scale is not sufficicient to describe the pain tha people with Fibromyalgia experience.

Below is a scale for rating CFS and Fibromyalgia Pain. It was developed by Bruce Campbell and I feel that it can be used to adequately help define what I believe that Fibromyalgia suffers have a difficult time defining.

What do you say when the doctor (or others) ask, "How are you feeling today?" or, "On a scale of 1 to 10, how do you feel?" Here is something that will help you make that determination.

100-- Fully recovered. Normal activity level with no symptoms.

90--Normal activity level with mild symptoms at times.

80--Near normal activity level with some symptoms.

70--Able to work full time but with difficulty. Mostly mild symptoms.

60--Able to do about 6-7 hours of work a day. Mostly mild to moderate symptoms.

50--Able to do about 4-5 hours a day of work or similar activity at home. Daily rests required. Symptoms mostly moderate.

40--Able to leave house every day. Moderate symptoms on average. Able to do about 3-4 hours a day of work or activity like housework, shopping, using computer.

30--Able to leave house several times a week. Moderate to severe symptoms much of the time. Able to do about 2 hours a day of work at home or activity like housework, shopping, using computer.

20--Able to leave house once or twice a week. Moderate to severe symptoms. Able to concentrate for 1 hour or less per day.

10--Mostly bedridden. Severe symptoms.

0-Bedridden constantly. Unable to care for self.

This scale was copied from by Bruce Campbell, PhD.