FibroJedi - the Fibromyalgia Used-to-Do Guy, Part 1The Fibromyalgia Used-To-Do Guy, Part 1Having had Fibromyalgia for probably over twenty-five years now, like many people without a chronic illness, life has changed many times over. But there are "normal" life changes, like going to univer...
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Idiopathic Epilepsy and Fibromyalgia - Illnesses, gotta catch 'em all!Idiopathic Epilepsy and Fibromyalgia - Illnesses, Gotta Catch 'Em All!Many of you are aware of my reduced social media and blogging activity, since I posted about being spread too thinly. While a portion of that was attributable to higher Fibromyalgia symptoms, a major ...
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Drawing in Chronic Pain - My Colourful JourneyDrawing Despite Chronic Pain - My Colourful JourneyWith chronic pain, you have to find your coping mechanisms, the things that speed up time or make it a little less distressing. As many know, gaming is one way that I usually achieve both of those aim...
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The Sickness Conundrum - a SWTOR FanFiction Episode by Fibro JediThe Sickness ConundrumComm terminals beeped quietly but persistently, the occasional astromech whirred through doing their daily tasks and the allies of the Alliance held their usual conversations and exchanged intelligenc...
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I Don't Have Three Hands - What I am Keeping and What I'm DroppingI Don't Have Three HandsA few days ago, I had three drinks I needed to carry up to my office. I took one drink in each hand and told my three-year-old daughter I would be popping down for the last one. Her response to most s...
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Fibromyalgia Poem: Where My Dreams Went to DieFibromyalgia Poem: Where My Dreams Went to DieAs many of you are aware, things have been really tough recently. It's like almost all the major life events that are applicable to my circumstances have happened. Apart from moving house, but even th...
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Its Okay to Not Be Okay - Why Im taking a Month OffIt's Okay to Not Be Okay - an Update from FJIt's okay to not be okay is a phrase that has long been part of how chronically-ill people relate to each other. However, it's only been in the last year or so that it has gained prominance. Even the ...
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The Gaming Buffs and Debuffs of FibromyalgiaThe Gaming Buffs and Debuffs of Fibromyalgia Sometimes trying to explain Fibromyalgia, my chronic pain condition, can be really difficult. The main problem is it's not just one thing, but a body-wide malfunction that causes goodness knows how m...
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What's a Day With Fibromyalgia Like?What's a Day With Fibromyalgia Like?From time-to-time people send me encouraging Tweets saying that I do a lot despite fighting Fibromyalgia. Although I do share about how bad my pain levels are, I really try to make sure it's only a sm...
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Jedi's Journal Edition 2 - August 2019 - New and Updated Blog Posts OverviewJedi's Journal - Edition 2 - August 2019Welcome to my second edition of The Jedi's Journal, my monthly round-up of new and updated blog posts this month. August 2019 was pretty busy and I somehow managed to do a lot, while simultaneously re...
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Jedi's Journal - Edition 1 - July 2019Jedi's Journal - Edition 1 - July 2019 RoundupWelcome to my first monthly round-up of what FJ's been working on! This is Edition #1 of what I'm going to call The Jedi's Journal. Here I'll list all the new and updated blog posts and guides from th...
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Coping with Depression and Fibromyalgia symptoms togetherDepression and Fibromyalgia: Caring for Your Mental Health Through PainIt has been a long time since I blogged about living with depression. However my recent book review of I Had a Black Dog prompted me to do a long-overdue update. Depression is one of those conditions ...
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I had a Black Dog, Depression Book Review, by Matthew JohnstoneI Had a Black Dog (Called Depression) - Book ReviewAs someone who suffers from depression as a by product of living with Fibromyalgia, I don't read books about depression. I mostly find them, well, depressing. Even books, or websites that offer advice...
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Social Media is a force for good! A story about a lost wedding ring.When Social Media is a Force for Good
The Tale of a Ring
Social Media often hits the news for all the wrong reasons - and we do need to address those. But I'm not giving the negatives any airtime here, because I want to celebrate when Social Media is a forc...
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List of my top 14 Symptoms of FibromyalgiaSymptoms of Fibromyalgia - My 14 Effects of Living with Chronic IllnessIt has been some time since I wrote about Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain. Now, thanks to planning and input from Patrons, I hope to get back into semi-regularly writing about Chronic Pain. I have had, ...
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Fibromyalgia and Streaming Games - 5 Challenges and 5 EncouragementsFibromyalgia and Streaming Games - 5 Challenges and 5 EncouragementsI have been running my rather haphazard Twitch Channel for over a year now. I started by wondering if I could even "do" this streaming thing. I made the mistake of looking at successful streamers' fol...
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Hemp CBD for Fibromyalgia - Review of Oils, Tinctures and Capsules and effect on Fibro symptomsCBD Oil for Fibromyalgia - Testing and Review of Oils and CapsulesCBD Oil for Fibromyalgia and other conditions is a fairly recent appearance on the landscape of self-treatment.. They can also be quite expensive, so when a company offered me some free samples of the...
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You Behind the Illness - Who is Fibro Jedi behind all that pain?You Behind the Illness - Who Am I Underneath the Fibromyalgia?In a break from my normal gaming or Fibromyalgia blogging, I've been meaning to write this one for ages. I came across it my accident - or someone tagged me into "one of those tweets" - and I've since...
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Fibro My-Arth Review: Carina Macleod Comedy about FibromyalgiaFibro My Arth Review - Fibromyalgia and Comedy? Heck Yes!In classic FJ style, I am attempting to write this post not long after having seen Carina Macleod's stand-up comedy act Fibro My Arth, about her life with Fibromyalgia. The reason it's classic FJ styl...
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Flaredown Review - a Free Chronic Illness Tracking AppFlareDown Review - Helpful and Free Chronic Illness Tracking AppFor years I had been meaning to either create a spreadsheet or write my own basic applications (I'm a former web software programmer) to track the symptoms ofmy Fibromyalgia. Doing so could help me to...
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What is a Pain Management Programme and How Can It help Fibromyalgia sufferers?What is a Pain Management Programme? How Can It Help Fibromyalgia Sufferers?In late 2017 I was put in a waiting list to take part in a Pain Management Programme. This service, aside from the others provided by the Pain Management Clinic, was recommended to try to look at the ...
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Fibromyalgia: Where do you go when there's nowhere to go?Fibromyalgia - Where Do You Go When There's Nowhere to Go?The warning signs were already there really - when my doctor said "I have no more advice for you", I thought it was a lack of training, or awareness. A General Practictioner by definition can't be a s...
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Living with Fibromyalgia - What My Day Looks LikeLiving With Fibromyalgia as a Fighter, Father and Force UserFighting Fibromyalgia is a daily battle and one that often feels like being on the losing side. Here is my day in the life of a Fibromyalgia Fighter - taking one day recently and walking you through w...
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Fibromyalgia: The Reason my SWTOR Content Has Slowed DownFibromyalgia: The Reason My SWTOR Content Has Slowed DownIt has been some time since I produced any meaningful content about Star Wars: The Old Republic. Aside from my usual approach of "don't blog unless you have something to say" principle, there are othe...
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Fibromyalgia and Gaming update from FibroJediMy State of Fibromyalgia, Gaming, the Universe and EverythingTo anyone who follows me on Twitter will know that a lot has been going on in my life, especially since the birth of our daughter last year. Things haven't been easy on many levels - the doctor is sti...
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