Inspirational Fibromyalgia Quotes
Inspirational Fibromyalgia Awareness
Strength, Courage and Hope
A New Day Of Hope
With Hope We Can Persevere
Never Give Up. Never Surrender
Insomnia is a big problem for many of us who have chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia or chronic pain. For many different reasons we have trouble sleeping. I don’t know about you champions, but before Fibro was officially diagnosed I was an early to bed early to rise kind of guy. Now that I have insomnia, I go to bed late and get up late, most of the time.
When life demands that I wake up early, about fifty percent of the time I can take my MEDs and I can get to bed in time to accommodate an early rise. This morning was one of those days when I got decent sleep in spite four or five interruptions.
I woke up at 8:15 a.m. to take my daughter to work at 9:00 a.m. I had enough time to take my pain MEDs and to rest my back on my heating pad for at least a half hour.
We left at 8:48 a.m. We saw a perky thirty-something woman jogging and wondered how someone could be out so early and be so perky and be jogging all at the same time. My daughter has developed bad sleeping habits along with me and my wife as she grew up. So this is early for her.
We live in a small town and on main street, the main thorough-fare, there were tons of cars on both sides of the road. That’s awfully early for this many people to be out and driving around on a Saturday. It was now 8:52 a.m.
As Kate and I were talking, on the way to the salon, I was reminiscing about the days when I used to go to work as someone else’s employee. I would be at my desk and working by eight in the morning. I realized I would wake up about an hour early to be ready for work. When I started a longer commute I woke up another hour and a half earlier to get ready to get to the bus or train. The last time I did that was about February 2002. I worked for myself for several years before my official diagnosis of fibromyalgia and then later becoming disabled.
As I reflected on that memory on my way home, by now it was 9:04 a.m., I realized how much fibromyalgia has affected my life. All these years later, eight in the morning is sleeping time. When millions of people are hard at work, I am sleeping or just waking up. Sadly, this is just another example of how fibro has, without my consent, changed the way I am forced to live my life.
These memes that promote fibro awareness and support for Chronic pain and chronic fatigue are just some of the countless memes on that subject located on a FaceBook group called FibroChampionsBlog at https://www.facebook.com/groups/FibroChampionsBlog
These memes are designed to validate those who suffer from the chronic nature of fibromyalgia, chronic pain, chronic fatigue and any other chronic illnesses the have pain or fatigue as a major symptom.
FibroChampions means anyone with chronic fatigue, chronic pain or any other chronic illness where chronic fatigue or pain is part of the symptomology. NEVER GIVE UP, NEVER SURRENDER!
American’s had finally admitted that they had had enough of President Obama when they elected a majority of Republicans to Congress in the 2014. In the Senate, the Republicans picked up eight seats, giving them a majority. In the House of Representatives, where the Republicans already had a majority, they picked up an additional thirteen seats.
Typically, the midterm elections represent Americans views on the President’s performance of the last two years. Despite the apathetic turnout in 2014, Americans still managed to send a message to President Obama. We want change. We want something new, we want results. The status quo is no longer acceptable.
America had spoken. They sent enough Republicans to Congress to have a majority in both houses. It was a time for a change.
The Republicans failed America. Foolish Republicans. They had a chance to show America, they had a better plan, but failed to deliver. Not only that, but the Republicans set in place an even greater anti establishment fervor that has pervaded this election cycle.
At the beginning of this election cycle, the Presidency was the Republicans to lose. No one thought Hillary could win against Republican rival because they were tired of the mess that a Democratic President had made without the oversight and supervision of Congress.
Donald Trump made a brilliant move getting into this election cycle running for the Republican Presidential nomination on an anti establishment platform. In the beginning Trump was building up the Republican party by getting Democrats to vote for him in various primary elections. For the first time in a long time, maybe not since Ronald Regan, someone was building up the party rather than running people out.
Donald Trump’s message about the current establishment resonated in the hearts and minds of Americans, but not the Republican power brokers. The Republican power brokers decide they don’t like Trump and spent millions of dollars on an anti Trump campaign to tear him down, rather than channel those millions in favor of a candidate they like, stimulating quality debate about the issues. So now Trump is on the verge of declining in public opinion polls and the Republican Nominating Convention is on the verge of being contested or brokered against the will of the Republican voters.
If this happens, it will not only disenfranchise Republican voters, but reduce the overall size of the republican party. That would give the election to the democrats.
However, if the Democratic Nominating Convention is also brokered, then the campaign may be more evenly matched while showing America on both sides of the isle that their vote doesn’t matter.
But if the Democrats respect their voters’ wishes and don’t broker their convention, they will win, whoever their nominee is. Foolish Republicans.
If the foolish Republicans continue on their current path of self destruction, they will not only lose countless party members, but lose the election that in many minds was theirs to lose.
I am not endorsing any candidate, just pointing the foolishness of the current Republicans.