Rowan73

Joined: 01/05/2014
My Story:
Hi! There's not too much to say. I'm a mother of 2 wonderful disabled sons, and have recently turned 40. I've had fibro since childhood. I thought that everybody else felt as much pain as I did, when doing anything. I joined the Navy out of high school to pay for college. BIG mistake. I was put in a job that required working with metal stock. (heavy lifting and what not). I also took a course in welding after I got out. Another mistake. Now I've found out that I have 3 discs in 2 parts of my spine that are damaged. Two of them pressing into the spinal canal. And recently they discovered some irregular heart rhythms. Huh..Fuel to the fire. I was divorced in 2008. I have two wonderful boys who are incredible! (13 & 15 yrs old). They help as they can and try to understand. The eldest is a high functioning autistic. My fibro has been throwing me some curve balls, so here I be. Looking for advice and, maybe, hope..to not be a member of a elect group of extraordinary people. :)

Ps: My FibroDragon Tattoo….now resting on my right forearm. So, on bad days I have something solid to work against. Ya know, give it dirty looks, etc…ha ha….something for those that can't see the fibro to look at and consider. Not the least painful thing I've been through, but satisfying.

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Reply: Peeved about doctor's appointment?
Oops. It will go awAy (vertigo) or it won't. She took a call from her daughter during the...More
Smile you're never alone, and laughter is the best medicine. As Bobby McFerrin said Don't worry, be happy...an anthem for me...remember stress makes it worse ;)
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Peeved about doctor's appointment?
Has anyone else been peeved about an appointment? I had one yesterday. I was referred to a...More
Smile you're never alone, and laughter is the best medicine. As Bobby McFerrin said Don't worry, be happy...an anthem for me...remember stress makes it worse ;)
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Reply: newbie reaching out
HELLO LUNAKISSED!! I am anewbie as well. by a few days. with a bad keyboard, so bear with...More
Smile you're never alone, and laughter is the best medicine. As Bobby McFerrin said Don't worry, be happy...an anthem for me...remember stress makes it worse ;)
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Reply: What Is YOUR Biggest Fibromyalgia Pet Peeve?
Others around me complaining to me about how my special diet cramps their style. If I have...More
Smile you're never alone, and laughter is the best medicine. As Bobby McFerrin said Don't worry, be happy...an anthem for me...remember stress makes it worse ;)
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Reply: What's YOUR Biggest Fibromyalgia Pet Peeve?
I hate it because holding the book hurts EVERYTHING. I love the feel of a REAL book. I...More
Smile you're never alone, and laughter is the best medicine. As Bobby McFerrin said Don't worry, be happy...an anthem for me...remember stress makes it worse ;)
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Reply: FM- do kids have it, too?
Good day\night all! Lookie my first post! Hi, I personally have known I had fm since maybe...More
Smile you're never alone, and laughter is the best medicine. As Bobby McFerrin said Don't worry, be happy...an anthem for me...remember stress makes it worse ;)
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Reply: Where is everyone from?
I'm from the 'great white north' ha ha ha. A college town in central Michigan.. Brrrrr!
Smile you're never alone, and laughter is the best medicine. As Bobby McFerrin said Don't worry, be happy...an anthem for me...remember stress makes it worse ;)
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