Showing posts from October, 2008

First appointment at the Fibro and Fatigue Center of Atlanta

A lot of people have expressed interest in learning more about the FFC and what they do there when they found out I was going to go there, and it hasn't been easy for me to find first hand accounts or unbiased reviews of the Centers (one exception: Fibromyalgia Diaries on Kitten's Scratching Post), so maybe my postings on this subject can save some of you some time in that respect. Here's all the scoop on my first appointment.

I did a lot of research before deciding to go to the FFC, but I haven't posted on that yet because I've been sick...

I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease in August. Yeah, just what I need, one more diagnosis. Anyhoo, there seems to be some kind of connection between FM and Hashimoto's - more on that to come, I'm sure, but this new diagnosis is one of the reasons I decided to bite the bullet and go to the FFC now - that and the new package price program described below.

I'm just getting over the second in as many weeks, of…

Shoes: "Those Shoes" from The Long Run album by the Eagles, "Cruel Shoes" on Victoria Beckham, and My Shoes

God knows, you're lookin' good enough,
but you're so smooth and the world's so rough.
You might have somethin' to loose.
Oh, no, pretty mama, what you gonna
do in those shoes.

Got those pretty little straps around your ankles
Got those shiny little chains around your heart.
You got to have your independence
but you don't know just where to start.

Desperation in the singles bars
an' all those jerkoffs in their fancy cars.
you can't believe your reviews.

Oh, no, you can't do that,
once you started wearin' those shoes...

complete lyrics for "Those Shoes" by The Eagles at

Check out Victoria Beckham in those CFM* shoes, with that big, honkin' bunion!!!

I mean really, that sucker's black and blue! That's one of the blessings in disguise about Fibromyalgia that I've been able to come up with: If I let my bunion get that bad I would feel like I was crippled; FM keeps me from letting anything physical get too bad, because it…

I AM worth the time

You Are Worth The Time (in case you forget why it's important to create) by Jan Phillips

I create. I write, I take digital photos, I blog. But I want to do more. I've been trying but can't seem to get started. It probably has a lot to do with the clutter that encompasses my life, causing me to feel even more overwhelmed than I already do as a result of life with chronic illness.

So I'm going to try to kill two birds with one stone. (You'll see what I mean later, I hope. And of course I'm not really going to kill anything...) I'm going to try this Soul Journaling collage thing started by Sarah Whitmore on her blog, Caspiana. The Day 1 instructions are here.

I found out about soul journaling because Karin Bartimole added me as a friend on Blogcatalog today. I can't remember exactly how I got from here to there, but the important thing is that I did. I'm quite sure it was meant to be. Anyway, Karin's blog, Beyond Words, has some stupendou…