Tag: Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia has robbed me of something I love

I sit here waiting for the train to pull out of the Aurora transportation center looking at a partially blank screen. I look at the keys and pine for the past when typing out my feelings, thoughts and ideas was so much easier. I miss the days when writing was a breeze and the thoughts... Read more »

The Locker Room; A unique place to find confidence in myself

Let’s face it. Going to the gym can be an exercise in self loathing, diminished self confidence and the over whelming urge to hide every minute role of flesh that plagues our very existence. We come up with millions of excuses, I mean reasons, to avoid the mental and physical torture every day. And before... Read more »

Eating Healthy: Long live King Arthur Flour

I am always looking for quick meal ideas.  Breakfast is no exception.  As much as I want to sit down to a big plate of pancakes, bacon and a pile of hash browns, that just isn’t a reality most days.  After hitting the snooze button a few too many times, I am left with only... Read more »

Eating Healthy: An education on preservatives

One of things I quickly learned when I set out on this quest to rid my diet of all things toxic to my health, all things that aggravated my fibromyalgia, was that one of the major sources were the preservatives added to foods that I was eating on an everyday basis.  They were in the... Read more »

Eating Healthy: The mistake that triggered my eating disorder and the lesson I learned

About two months ago I took on a challenge to change my life for the better – or at least that was the goal.  I had no idea how this change would actually affect how I live and eat.  Choosing to eliminate chemicals and certain processed foods from my diet has been more of a... Read more »

Finding healing in healthier eating

Well.  It’s been one week.  One week nearly free of chemicals in my food.  The question is has it made a difference so far. Have I found any healing in this new diet? Just one week ago, my diet consisted of lemon lime soda, pizza, white bread, processed canned fruits, soups and mac & cheese. ... Read more »

Raising the white flag for my health

I give up. That’s right I give up.  I’m raising the white flag and about to do something I thought I would never do. Like most Americans, my diet up to this point in my life has consisted of over processed, chemically laced boxed, canned, bagged stuff resembling food.  I make no bones about it. ... Read more »

Medical Marijuana and Fibromyalgia

Medical Marijuana and Fibromyalgia
You might be asking yourself what a good Christian girl is doing talking about medical marijuana.  Well, when you have a debilitating decease such as Fibromyalgia, you consider all the options for relief of the symptoms and for me that includes considering medical marijuana. Since Illinois became one of the latest states to legalized medical... Read more »

I Popped My Cherry

Yes the title is absolutely correct.  I popped my cherry.  I am no longer a virgin.  Over twenty-five years ago I drew a line in the sand that I promised myself I would never cross.   A commitment I have worked hard to keep . . . until now.   The sun was shining.  A cool breeze... Read more »

Fibromyalgia Sucks; When your mind and body betray you

I have two words for you – Fibromyalgia SUCKS- in every definition of the word.  For those individuals like me that suffer from a not so mild case of this enigma of a disorder, Fibromyalgia takes over your body and even sends your brain on side trips way out of your control.  Pain, fatigue, loss... Read more »
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    Meggan Sommerville is a Christian transgender woman with a heart for educating others about the transgender community and her faith in her Savior, Jesus Christ. Her career life has taken her on a variety of adventures, from being a veterinary technician in the Western burbs of Chicago to being an EMT/Paramedic, EMS instructor, and a paid on call firefighter for Bolingbrook , Illinois. Since 1998, she has been the frame shop manager for a national craft retailer. You can contact Meggan via email at Meg.Sommerville@aol.com or find her on Facebook at Trans Girl at the Cross

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