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Daily FibroFighter Series – A New Beginning

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I have been given the opportunity to learn more about what could possibly help me to feel better.  I have been chronically ill for over 17 years with various illnesses and the lovely symptoms that go with those illnesses.  I spend a bit more time thinking about all of the things that happened last year. I found it to be amazing, shocking and scary all at the same time.   There were great things that generated a boost in confidence that I can and will be able to help myself out more. I was able to do many things last year that I haven’t been able to do in the past 10 years since I’ve been sick.

I have been focusing on finding the best ways to ease my fibromyalgia pain, and other ailments.  I felt that it was time to figure it out as I now have a chance and resources to do it.  It has been a long time coming and very much needed.

My current goals consist of maintaining my weight which has spurred on more than I thought.  I have lost some weight in the past several months through changing the way I eat and doing different types of exercise.  I enjoy doing Yoga stretches, walking, and dancing.  I also follow workout videos that I’ve found online.

My current health goals consist of continuing to:

  • Maintain my weight loss through expanding my food palette.
  • Try out different workout options that can be done anywhere.
  • Research and try out alternative complementary therapies that I believe may work in reducing the symptoms of all of my illnesses.

These goals aren’t just for the year but these are goals that will be with me for life.  My plan is to chronicle my progress on my blog as I think this is the best way for others to learn what I’m doing to improve my health and overall livelihood.  I have received so many questions over the years and finally I feel ready to share on a more public platform which will include the general media and social media networking sites.

 

 

 

 

Life Changes

good-newsI have been a little quiet as I haven’t posted in awhile because there have been many positive changes that have occurred in my life. My life did a complete 360 degrees all the way around but I must say it is an opportunity to focus completely on my health problems and finding the ways to build my life back up. I must say that the natural pain relief has been working for the most part for those who privately inquired.

Unfortunately the natural pain relief it is still very controversial but it is an herb that helps calm my pain and gives me much needed clarity.  I can’t believe the amounts of pain relief I have experienced.  I’m thankful for this short amount of time I have to handle this move without overdoing it until I accidently do too much which is something I have done already.  I admit I have been doing a little too much too so hence the “fibro-flare” or “pain flare ups”.  Despite the chronic pain and other illnesses I have fought through it all.

I’m making some big decisions that not only affect me but many others. In many ways I believe I have already made my choice but just like The Matrix film trilogy, I’m trying to understand the choices I have made too.   All I see is that I will have difficulty but I finally have the ability to find more treatment options for Fibromyalgia symptoms and other illnesses.

originalI can say that I feel different and free on many levels to try out and learn what best works for my body.   I feel as if I’m starting all over again in the new place, new surroundings, and more.  I’m happy for all of these options and new options I’ve never even considered.

Signs of a Toxic Friendship

romantic-girl_w725_h544I have been very busy with various engagements and so many things that I have to do which includes preparing for a large move which does add to my stress levels.  Added stress is unfortunately bad for me.  What I wanted to talk about was the nature of difficult and toxic friendships.  I have been through the wringer with online and offline friends due to my nonstop chronic health problems.  Sometimes I don’t always notice that a sinking ship is going on as I have my own sinking ship with my health issues.

For instance, I have had the same friendship for well over a decade and it has unfortunately grown in toxicity.  I recognized that while the individual didn’t understand one of my illnesses very well they didn’t put any effort into even trying to understand.  I took the time out to learn more about their health issues and I saw that it was an uneven amount of interest.  I have had past friendships where the person was completely smothering me.  They were upset that I decided to try some new things in my life. Unfortunately they were not happy for me. They were controlling and very self-centered.

I have been going through a process of growth and becoming more of a positive person again. I may not always succeed but I keep trying anyway. That’s the most important thing!  I have learned that not everyone is happy for me.  The ones that are unhappy with my attempts at improving my life, I have reduced my contact with them.  I noticed a level of jealousy and I don’t get that.  The increased rudeness and arrogance I don’t stand for and I would let them know but they refused to listen.  They would immediately cut me off while I was speaking with them and disappeared offline.  They would try to overstep my boundaries and I would let them know by addressing the issues at hand.

It’s important to keep good company around you.  It’s important to have helpful and positive people around you. I’m happy that I have people around me who are genuinely happy with what I’m trying to do in my life.  They are encouraging me to keep going and to not give up.

Several signs of a toxic people:

  • Friends who will say they are supportive but instead they are trying to put you down and guide you down a terrible or dangerous path.
  • You come away from the conversations feeling miserable and completely drained.
  • They are insulting and negative to you and others.
  • They are unsupportive and can’t be counted on to be there for you.
  • They are selfish or self-centered and can’t be bothered by something if it is not about them.
  • They are a bad influence by trying to encourage you to make poor life choices and bad decisions.

Quote:  You cannot change the people around you.  But you can change the people you choose to be around. – Karen Salmansohn

The Daily Fight Series

file7651303838510I admit that I haven’t posted in a little while, but it wasn’t on purpose. I was sick with the flu for over a month and it took me out completely. I was forced to stay in bed and just wait it out for my body to heal. However, the flu got worse to a dangerous point and I went to the urgent care hospital center to seek help. I had bronchitis and other infections. It took two bouts of antibiotics to get my body back to a positive healing state. In many ways I looked like the kitty in this photo ha!
Some great things happened this month that I was unsure if it would happen. All I know that is I no longer feel the heavy stress that I used to feel and now I can concentrate on feeling better.
I’m thankful for the people I have met through the power of the internet who have been a big force of encouragement in my life. It took time for me to come around and feel hope. Over time the light of positivity grew in my heart and a little flower of hope was planted. It brought about great things that has completely changed my life forever.

Nicole’s Goals for 2014

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I have been thinking about my goals and what I would like to do in 2014.  Honestly?  I’m not 100% percent as there is so much more that I desire to do and adding on moving overseas will make goal setting a little difficult. However, it is not impossible!

A few goals I’ve been thinking of dabbling in:

  • Continuing to write for my blog several times a week.
  • Make new friends by networking with others who have their own blogs and websites. 
  • Find free options to treat my chronic illnesses. 
  • Travel locally around my new hometown, take many pictures, and meet new people.
  • Continue with my exercise weight loss plan. I have lost over 30 pounds so far. 
  • Sign up with a rubber stamping/scrapbooking/craft direct selling company. I’ll be able to craft while I’m in my new home. Also look into other direct selling companies that would be of interest to me.
  • Expand my writing business to various levels and increase my income opportunities.
  • Work on finding my own inner peace and happiness.  This includes doing meditation on a regular basis and daily yoga techniques.
  • Find hobbies that will easily interest me and is inexpensive.
  • Look into trying new things such as zip lining. 

 

So here’s to a successful 2014!

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