After the Accident...

Thursday, September 22, 2005

You Can Spend Days With This List of Fibromyalgia Links

I just tried out a new search engine that's still in it's beta stage. It's called DumbFind.

I Entered "Fibromyalgia" in the Keyword box, and "Health" in the Topic box. And this grand list is what the tool produced. It'll be mighty helpful for any of you dealing with Fibro.

And if Fibro isn't your issue, then go to the home page and search for your own need. This is really a great search resource!

Monday, September 12, 2005

You May Hvae Raed Tihs Bfreoe, But Jsut In Csae...

Cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? Yaeh, and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

What Is Gained from Suffering?

If you're wondering where hope and healing can be found in the midst of suffering and pain, may I suggest Grieving.org?

The website offers answers to questions such as:

What Does God Know About Grief?

I Have Cancer, Now What?

Does the Bible Talk About How to Deal With Grief?


(each answer is explained on multiple pages, so make sure to click the arrow graphic at the bottom of the pages.)

Can Christians Suffer from Depression?

From the Internet For Christians Newsletter:

Can Christians Suffer from Depression?
Is depression something that a good Christian should be able to overcome through faith and willpower alone? If you or somebody close to you has ever suffered from depression, you know that not only is it a difficult condition to live with, but it's poorly understood by most people in the church, however well-intentioned they may be. Andy Johnson has written an excellent article on understanding and overcoming depression[1] at Psychology for Living. The site has a great deal of information on many other psychological disorders as well, including conditions like narcissism[2], schizophrenia[3], and hyperactivity[4].

Also worth reading on the topic of depression is "Overcoming Depression"[5] at ACTS International.

-- Links in this story --
[1] http://narramore.gospelcom.net//bk_127_depression1.htm
[2] http://www.ncfliving.org/bk_129_narcissism1.htm
[3] http://www.ncfliving.org/bk_120_schizophrenia1.htm
[4] http://www.ncfliving.org/bk_113_adhd1.htm
[5] http://www.actsweb.org/articles/article.php?i=73&d=1&c=4&p=1

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Closing In On Fibromyalgia's Main Pain Issues

Exploring fibromyalgia's mysteries, researchers look to the central nervous system, gaining deeper insight into why we suffer.

More and more, those who easily dismiss the pain associated with fibromyalgia are looking more foolish than ever.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Think You Know How To Choose A Doctor?

Even if you already think you know how to best choose a doctor for yourself, read this article about the topic, from MedicineNet.com, and see what else you can learn.

This is a big decision, so invest a little time in order to make sure you choose wisely.

It could mean the difference between feeling relief this month or not until next year. Really.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

I'm Back!

One of the primary troubles with running a blog about one's life of pain is just that...trying to keep up with posting while going through painful days. I just finished a 6 day stretch of extra painful days. Today feels like an oasis in the desert. Yes, I am still in pain, but my pain levels are back to "normal."

I'm so thankful for breaks in my journey here with my compainion. My companion is Pain. And, he's a brat. He plays games on me all the time, and none of them are funny. Oh, he thinks his games are hilarious. It's just that we have different worldviews.

I look at the world as something to savor and enjoy with the others around us. My Pain sees the world as a playground. To him, it's a playground of places to inject pain and soreness, aches and struggles of many kinds.

Well, today is my day to call the shots. I'm feeding myself healthy food, and I took a good walk last night. I even slept better. Those kinds of things tend to put me in charge of the relationship between Pain and me. Sometimes it doesn't matter that I do all of those things, Pain has his way of still getting his games in on the days when it seems like I "should" be calling the shots. It's a mystery. But, I'm simply thankful for the good days.

As for imparting a resource to you today, check out this place for info on wheelchairs. If you are in need of one, might be in need of one in the future, or if you're just curious, check this out.

The colors are a little tough on the eyes (especially if you go back to their home page -- Wow!), but see if it's helpful for you.

Here's the link.

Monday, August 08, 2005

New eFibro.com Website

eFibro.com launched a new redesign today. Check it out.

Here's a link to other great online resources for those of us suffering from the painful effects of fibromyalgia.

As I've said in the past, this blog isn't just about fibromyalgia pain, it's about dealing with pain in all of the ways it affects us. So, if you'd like me to find resources for your specific situation and for what you deal with, please email me and talk to me.

Email:
afteraccident at aol dot com

I'll do my best to find the best resources out there for you. You've got my promise!