A Day In The Life Of Fibromyalgia

Another Day In The Life Of Fibromyalgia

For almost two months I have only posted a few times. I’ve been in the throes of a fibro flare. When I have been blessed with a few good days, I have been working on my first novel. It’s a mystery with the main character that among other things has to deal with a mysterious chronic pain problem. Later on he finds a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. In spite of his illness, he is the only one who can solve the mysterious disappearance of countless young people who have gone missing on Lake Shaft.

I’ve spent a few years working on my Blog and I don’t want it do let it die. So I am trying to institute a regular column called A Day In The Life Of

Fibromyalgia, to keep my posts more regular. It will be a type of journal of the details of various days of how I am fighting fibromyalgia or how it’s fighting me. I will still, as health permits, write articles about this vile disease, we so hatefully call fibromyalgia.

Lately I have been having some serious pain from the top of my ankles, both, up the outside of the leg about eight inches. It hurts when I walk. I’ve been trying to do yoga, which includes, among other things balancing poses. At first I thought that might be causing the pain, then I realized when I sit in my favorite recliner, I cross my feet. Then I felt the ligament pull from my ankles up to the side of my leg. I realized that was where my pain was coming from.


Why is that important? For most people it is probably not very important. However, for those of us who have fibromyalgia we are extra sensitive to the slightest normal pain. Now that I have identified the pain, I can stop crossing my legs at my ankles, it will heal and then that little molehill will stop feeling like a mountain.

For us fibro champions, we have to take care of the slightest aches and pain to prevent the minor pain so it won’t feel like a major pain.

Troy, A fibro champion.

36 Reasons Why The Butterfly Is A Great Symbol For Fibromyalgia

36 Reasons Why The Butterfly Is A Great Symbol For Fibromyalgia

For as long as I can remember, the butterfly has been the symbol of Fibromyalgia.

Some say the symbolism of the butterfly for fibromyalgia is because a touch as gentle and soft as the fluttering of a butterflies wing can cause severe pain to a fibro champion.

For parents with fibromyalgia, the gentle soft touch of a baby or a young child is likened to the soft flutter of a butterflies wing and that same loving touch from a baby or child can cause great pain to a parent thus afflicted. That sounds like a good reason to use the butterfly for a fibro symbol. However, there are many other reasons why the butterfly is a great symbol for fibromyalgia.

Butterfly Life Cycle – Four Stages Of Transformation:

(1) Laying of the egg. (2) The egg grows into a caterpillar. As the caterpillar grows it sheds it’s skin a minimum of four times to accommodate the new growth of its increasing size. (3) Then the caterpillar forms itself into a cocoon, a fuzzy sack of rapidly forming growth not visible from the outside. But a metamorphosis (transformation) is happening on the inside. (4) As the adult butterfly emerges from the chrysalis. A winged beautiful butterfly flies away, continuing the circle of life.

We will look at many of the different symbols of the butterfly from around the world and through many cultures. Doing this will show how many of those symbolisms can fit a fibro champion patient.


Review the various symbolic parts of the butterfly and you can easily see what makes the Butterfly such a great symbol for fibromyalgia.

Butterfly Symbolism

Accepting Change (Universal)

Aliveness and Brightness (Native American Totem)

Beauty (Christian)

Bliss (Japanese)

Change (Universal)

Circle Of Life (Universal)

Embrace Change ( (Native American Totem)

Finding Joy in life (Native American Totem)

Flying Away With Our Burdens (Christian)

Going through changes and transformations with grace and beauty (Native American)

Grace (Christian)

Granting of Wishes (Native American Indian)

Happiness (American).

Healing (Japanese Symbol)

Hope (Christian)

Immortality (Chinese)

Important Changes (Native American)

Letting go of something bad (Ancient Culture)

Lightness of Being, elevation from the heaviness of tension (Native American)

Migration (Universal)

New Life (Universal)

Personal Transformation (Native American)

Playfulness (Native American Totem)

Profound Change (Native American)

Rebirth (Ancient Culture)

Relaxation (Japanese Symbol)

Resurrection (Christian)

Shedding Of The Old Life (Universal)

Soft As Breath (Universal)

Spirits Of Deceased Loved Ones (Mexican)

Spiritual Growth (Christian)

Stress Reduction (Japanese Symbol)

Support during times of Transition (Native American Totem)

The Soul or Psyche (Ancient Greece)

Transformation (Universal)

Weightlessness (Universal)

A Day In The Life Of Fibromyalgia: Fibro Fog

A Day In The Life Of Fibromyalgia Related To Fibro Fog And Humor

I have, for a number of years been a fan of Psych, the TV show. I heard about my daughter and her boyfriend decide to watch the whole series from the beginning to end on NetFlix. After a while I thought that sounded like a good idea. I spent a lot of years watching Psych and reruns so I was fairly sure I would see a lot of familiar shows.

a_day_in_the_life_fog_humorI started watching Psych a month ago and I was astounded at how many episodes I didn’t remember. I’m now on the eighth and last season of Psych and looking back at all those seasons, all I could clearly remember having previously viewed only about twelve. It was like I was seeing it all over for the first time.

Fibro fog is very common among those of us who suffer from Fibromyalgia. It’s frustrating to forget so many things so often. It can even be detrimental in many cases. I ask myself, “how I can be in so much pain and forget to take my pain MEDs?” That always get’s me.

But on the plus side, I can invest money to buy a DVD and know that over time, it will be like watching it for the first, over and over again. When possible, I like to infuse humor. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.

If anyone here enjoys fibro fog raise your hand…no, wait a minute. You might forget to take your hand down.

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