Monthly Archives: February 2018

Is Fibromyalgia Hereditary?


Is Fibromyalgia Hereditary?

My daughter and I definitely have it and I worry about symptoms I often see in my son. Hopefully he is just having similar symptoms.

The daughter with Fibro also has all of my other awful disorders and lots of pain besides the new pain from the accident at work where the cabinet fell off the wall and injured quite severely her hand and arm. They still don’t know what the problem is and she is dealing with workman’s comp and a lawyer.

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

 

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Problems Showering With Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Problems Showering With Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

I am lucky that hot water does not cause me pain. I wish a hot bath was possible. Besides not having a tub, my pain will not allow me to get in and out of a tub. A shower is all I can manage. Not sure what this new apartment will have. It is a senior complex so who knows.

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

 

Can Fibromyalgia Cause Chest Pain and Shortness of Breath?


Can Fibromyalgia Cause Chest Pain and Shortness of Breath?

Here is an article I found in New Life Outlook.

99% of my chest pain trips to the Emergency Room are usually linked to my Fibromyalgia. It is impossible to tell if it is a real heart attack or not. I am so afraid one of these days it will be my heart and it will be the one time I don’t go to the ER.

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

 

Fibromyalgia Symptoms: Morning Stiffness, Pain & More


Fibromyalgia Symptoms: Morning Stiffness, Pain & More

I have many of these symptoms. One of the weirdest is not being able to stand anything including a light sheet touch your skin. And it causes deep pain, even a light hug.

Along with my Fibromyalgia I have Degenerative Disk Disease and arthritis. Moving at night is terrible. I can’t sleep on my sides much anymore and my back is not comfortable to sleep on, but I have no choice.

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

 

Praise the Lord, I have an apartment.


I was shocked. I was told a 5 to 10 year wait list. It hasn’t been even been 2 years yet, but this is senior/disabled housing and the wait list is shorter.

I was terrified I wouldn’t get it because I am still in the throes of bankruptcy and my credit score is very low, but high enough to make it.

I am excited, but terrified. I have only lived aione for no more than 2 years in all of my life.

I have to leave the town I have lived in for 14 years. Though this place is over across the street from one of my past homes.

I will supposedly have a move-in day of March 1st, Being low income my rent will be 30% of my gross adjusted income. It includes heat and hot water. The stove is electric and I am not used to one,

Luckily I won’t have a problem waiting since I can stay here til my family can get together Sunday the 4th of March. Wish the first was on the weekend and the kids were available then.

Don’t know what things I will need.

Thanks for all prayers and well-wishes,

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

 

18 Things People Wish They Knew Before Applying for Disability Benefits


18 Things People Wish They Knew Before Applying for

Disability Benefits

I used Allsup.com and they are like lawyers only they are ex social security workers and know the ins and outs. They charge like lawyers and no fee if they don’t win you your benefits. They do everything for you and I was accepted first time and within 6 months. Luckily my fee was paid by my private disability insurance, they wanted me off their roles.

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

 

Thinking as positive as possible about the apartment.


I am wishing it were April and things maybe would have settled down and me in an apartment.

Just realized that my credit scores are now below 500 and that is the limit for this apartment. Have to explain about the bankruptcy and that they will go up once the filing is done. This really came at a bad time.

Emotional day! We are all talking as if the apartment is mine. Talk about positive feelings.

I signed the bankruptcy papers yesterday. They wanted to add the hospital stay I just had. I told them no because I need that hospital although if I move it will change my hospital to another. I don’t want to file on a hospital I may end up using. They won’t be very friendly and demand payment before treatment. Hopefully he won’t insist. Court is in approximately a month they say.

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com