Welcome to my blog! Fibromyalgia can be a very isolating condition. I officially got diagnosed with fibromyalgia in the fall of 2019. I’ve often felt alone in my journey with fibromyalgia, so I decided to create a website to share my experiences and help others feel not so alone. It has been a learning curve since diagnosis. Before diagnosis I always knew fibromyalgia existed as an illness with pain, but there are so many other aspects to fibromyalgia then one realizes.
Before going on disability, I used to work as an educational assistant -supporting those with disabilities. Prior to working as an educational assistant, you could find me working as a disability support worker in group homes or working with younger children in preschool programming. I was always the one providing care to everyone else – now after being diagnosed with fibromyalgia I’m finding myself on the other end needing to be cared for and guided to help succeed in day to day living. Fibromyalgia has a way to take a lot away from a person. I wanted to find a way to still give back – so I created this site in hopes by sharing my personal experience living with fibromyalgia, that I can help others who are finding themselves in similar circumstances.
Before being diagnosed with fibromyalgia I was always busy – whether that was a random road trip, sightseeing, hiking, ect. I sure miss being able to be on the go most of the day. Last summer (2022) I pushed myself while visiting Jasper, to see some beautiful scenery. I find sometimes I have to push myself to do the things I love – such as hiking.
I hope some of my blog posts are helpful to you! Happy reading!
***My blog posts are not to be used to replace your doctors advice.***