I haven’t felt fibro foggy over the past few weeks, but evidently I’m wrong.
Earlier this week when I got in the shower, I washed my hair, shaved my legs and washed my face. As I was toweling off, it occurred to me that I couldn’t remember if I’d actually washed my body or not! I had to hop back in the shower to make sure I completed the job!
Then yesterday, the mail arrived, and a letter I’d sent off last week came back undelivered. Apparently, I’d forgotten to put a stamp on it and thought the magical post office fairies would deliver it to its destination. In 40+ years on this Earth, I can’t remember ever forgetting to put postage on a letter. (But maybe I’m just forgetting that, too…)
Have you had any funny fibro fog moments this week? Share in the comments!
Top stories …
Those with ME/CFS are six times more likely to commit suicide than their healthy peers, according to The Lancet.
“Valentine’s gift ideas for a loved one with chronic illness” – and here’s my own Valentine’s gift guide for fibro and ME/CFS
These nuns grow medical marijuana…(FYI: They aren’t Catholic…)
Some of these are hilarious: “If your fibromyalgia could text you, it might look like this”
This isn’t specifically fibro/ME/CFS related, but still thought some of you might find it interesting: “The top 50 [U.S.] hospitals that gouge patients the most”
Research & treatments …
From Pain News Network: “Chronic pain and weather study under way”
From HealthRising.com: A review of the small nerve fiber problems in fibromyalgia
Fibro sufferer says the guaifenesin protocol has given her hope
Oregon study finds link between severity of fibromyalgia symptoms and increased pelvic floor/urinary issues.
From the ME Association: “Clamour grows for independent inquiry into the PACE Trial”
Spanish study suggests psychologically stressful events may be a primary trigger for the onset of fibromyalgia.
From the blogosphere …
A Life Less Physical: “Your fibromyalgia toolkit” “A list of 10 resources that you can pass on to anyone and everyone to educate and describe and share your experiences as a fibromyalgia sufferer. It’s ideal for your new boss, a new friend, your partner or a new sufferer.”
Grace is Sufficient: “9 tips to help clear brain fog” (Maybe I need to implement some of these, huh?)
Counting My Spoons: “What those with chronic illness wish healthy people understood”
Cannabis news …
From Civilized: A physician’s explanation for how cannabis manages pain
Puerto Rico fibromyalgia sufferers will soon have access to medical cannabis.
Alabama (U.S.) advocates rally for access to medical marijuana.
Personal stories …
The Independent (Ireland): “I feel betrayed by the State after paying tax all my life.” Irish man waits more than 18 months to see a rheumatologist for fibromyalgia treatment. (And I thought the U.S. healthcare system was bad …)
U.K. ME/CFS sufferer changes careers and now makes award-winning cakes. (He does beautiful work…)
A daughter’s love: 17-year old U.K. teen who has mom with fibromyalgia will skydive to raise funds and awareness for the condition.
Prohealth.com “Police harass bedbound ME/CFS patient who started petition for care facility”
U.K. fibro sufferer is searching for her missing owl after severe storm.
Canadian woman with fibromyalgia skates with the Kamloops Blazers ice hockey team.
Bad news …
We’ve lost another one: Temple University ME/CFS researcher passes away at age 90.
Cymbalta blamed for double murder in Illinois.
Off topic …
‘Tis the season: “Fun facts about Valentine’s Day candy.” (Warning: food porn)
From Buzzfeed: “43 life-changing books you need to read.”
Feeling the winter blues? Here are “8 ways to naturally beat seasonal affective disorder.” And guess what? There’s chocolate involved…