Healing Therapy Bracelet for Fibromyalgia

Therapy Grade Fibromyalgia BraceletHealing crystals and gemstones can be used to treat Fibromyalgia with traditional medicine as part of a holistic approach to wellness.   This information is not intended to replace regular medical care with your doctor but instead should be used as one of many choices to good health.

Many believe that Fibromyalgia is caused by an abnormal sensory processing in the central nervous system.   Chronic pain, joint tenderness, muscle soreness, fatigue, depression, stress and anxiety are some of the many symptoms one experiences.

The stones in this bracelet can help address some of these symptoms to help you feel relief.   The stones used in this version are Amethyst, Citrine, Rose Quartz, and Clear Quartz.

Amethyst has a soothing and relaxing effect on people.  It can help promote healthy sleep habits when worn or placed under your pillow.  It also helps alleviate migraines, improves circulation, calms mental disorders, strengthens the immune system and helps to balance and heal the chakras.  It also helps with arthritis and pain relief.

Citrine promotes stomach functioning and aids in intestinal regFibromyalgia Therapy Braceletularity.  It helps alleviate depression, self doubt and diminish mood swings.  It is associated with the solar plexus chakra.

Clear Quartz is called the master healer and is considered a very cleansing stone.  It harmonizes and balances.  It is associated with the crown chakra.

Rose Quartz is associated with the heart chakra.  It is beneficial in all forms of healing and provides relief as well as protection.

This bracelet can be ordered in varying sizes.  It is made with elastic beading thread so it is stretchy and will fit over your hand easily.  You can request it without the Buddha bead if you do not want the eastern influence involved.  Just put a note to that effect on your order.  To order got to https://www.etsy.com/shop/Dancingbearsnet

Fibromyalgia Therapy Bracelet

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FibroDog Interview #1: Lily the Support Corgi

Source: FibroDog Interview #1: Lily the Support Corgi

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FibroDog Interview #2: Jasper the Island Support Dog

Source: FibroDog Interview #2: Jasper the Island Support Dog

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Collector Comfort Bling Spoons

Inspired by “The Spoon Theory” written by Christine Miserandino where you can read the entire story at this link http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/  I have decided to make Collector Bling Spoons to sell in my Etsy store.  Being a t-shirt holder to a couple of invisible illnesses and being married to a man who is prematurely disabled, we both run out of spoons every day! What I would give for a number of extras. Of course that isn’t likely, but, I would love to give a pretty one as a token and gift, to my many friends who are also survivors of many invisible illnesses and need spoons. Something to cheer them up and to remind them there are many who share their plight.

So many months ago I went to the used store and started looking for large serving spoons and bling.  It took me a long time to get the energy to actually start making them, and I have no idea if anyone will even buy one, but, I am making them and selling them. Each one is different so I am calling them collectors.

Some are labor intensive and take a few hours to make and some are much quicker but all come from my heart, thinking of all of us struggling with our various foibles and struggles.

Love Spoon

Love Spoon

Angel Spoon

Angel Spoon

Flower Power Spoon

Flower Power

Celestial Spool

Celestial Spoon

Frog Spoon

Frog Spoon

Each of us have strengths and weaknesses, no two of us alike as is the case in these spoons. I can only hope some one will find pleasure and comfort in them.  I only have a few made so far and will have the silverware boxes to put them in in a few days. So they will go up for sale in the next day or two at my Etsy shop here https://www.etsy.com/shop/Dancingbearsnet

I would love to hear from you if you think this is a good idea or not and if you think they will sell and what price you think they should be? I inserted a few pictures, which were very difficult for me because the silver glare is a bugger to get around and get a good picture of the actual piece! I am not a photographer!

Peace and Blessings to you all,   Cindy

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Waking Up

I thought I knew how bad it could get. I had fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, arthritis, etc. but then I got really sick and then I really knew the truth about what it meant to be really really sick. So sick I felt like at one point I just wanted out. I just wanted to quit, get off this ride, end it, I had enough! If it had gone on much longer without treatment I would have checked out for sure.

I had Hypothyroid disease or I should say I have hypothyroid disease because once you have it it is for life. I got treatment right away once the little bugger decided to come out of hiding and show itself. See that’s the awful part is it can hide for years and years. And doctors will tell you it is all in your freakin head! But lucky me I happen to have a fantastic healer woman in my life. She was running a bunch of tests to determine why I was not responding to some therapies and it decided to finally rear its little head! Thank God! Thus began the journey into Thyroid treatment or T4 therapy. Which at first helped to a degree but then it stalled and stagnated and would not get any better and I was stuck with my situation sort of better but not really and not good enough and it finally actually startedd to back slide.

And then I started to feel like life was not worth it anymore. I had spent two years sleeping, hurting, not doing any more than the bare essentials barely living. And the thyroid medicine had worked but then had stalled so if this was it then it was not okay. I wasn’t living.

But then I got a new thyroid medicine added called T3 because my body isn’t apparently converting any of the T4 into the T3 like it is supposed to do. Poof! In a matter of days maybe even hours my body started waking up. I am not kidding you. It is like night and day. I am weak as a kitten from two years from immobility but I am walking out our trail, driving around, going places shopping, gardening, cleaning, wearing myself out. I am pooped but I keep going and going. It is a miracle. All I can hope is that it keeps working please. Please God don’t let it stall or stop!. I feel alive finally and I feel like life is worth it again!

Thank you God, Goddess and my wonderful Healer Woman Medea Karr! God Bless you Medea!!!!

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Crawling Uphill

Finally it seems we may have stumbled onto some thyroid medicine that is actually working better for me! I had gotten dramatically better initially just taking any thyroid but that wore off fairly quickly and slowly ebbed and I started showing signs again of low thyroid as we raised my dose up.  My nails were daily tearing off in sheets and layers so thin it was like rice paper. And my brush was once again full of large wads of hair. My hair had not even had a chance to really start growing back from the initial loss. Of course it affects me the worse as my hair was so incredibly long and full and now it is every length known to humans and only looks like I have some hair because I have not lost the last 1/4 of the side long hair….sigh…

So we started me on some T3 to see if it might be the answer and Viola! in a few days, no kidding only a few my nails quit peeling! And the amount of hair in my brush backed off! Now of course it is not all the way well and we still have a long ways to go to sort this out and get m to the right dose and do we keep me on the other one, etc….BUT, I am getting better.

A couple years ago this all started with my having to leave my job due to fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis. Since then they discovered I have 30% curve left to right mid spine scoliosis; a curve in the lumbar; a curve at the top; and Osteoporosis as well. So when they found out my Thyroid was malfunctioning I pretty much decided that’s it my body has betrayed me. Every one of these things is hard to treat, involves pain, etc.

I at least knew why I could no longer sleep in a bed and was doing things like sleeping around the clock for days or not being able to walk out Bunker Trail. But I pretty much felt like life was done for me since none of the drugs were really getting me any where. I am only 58 but am trapped in my body that is malfunctioning. And those who like to judge you, you know the ones, they would just say no to drugs and not inhale, think if you would just get off your ass and exercise or do this or that health treatment because Billy bob did or Bonnie mae got well doing…well by god it’s freakin all your own damn fault!

Well excuse the rant I digress…where was I…oh yea the T3, it’s working!  So like yesterday, for the first time in two years, I walked out Bunker Trail by myself drove uptown and went through Granny’s and then ran errands. Fred was not feeling good. Then came home and had to carry a large canvas bag of stuff down the 1/4 mile trail. I was one pooped lady by the time I got here but I sure felt good!!!!

Of course that night I get an email from a neighbor saying, “oh saw you uptown and you are getting around okay so you must be well now!”  Yep, there it is, Can’t see it so it does not exist syndrome…sigh.

So this morning I was worried I was going to have a flare from over doing as was my lady DR. but I am okay!  I am very tender like I did a marathon, LOL. It has been a long time and I am way out of shape…So this old lady is gonna keep chugging crawling uphill hoping the T3 keeps working!

Peace and Blessings

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I Heard The Owl Call My Name

The nights are so quiet and long.  I sit quietly, alone listening to the sounds of the night wishing the pain would subside and my brain would turn off from it. At least when I am asleep I am mostly at peace and free of the bondage, the pain, constraints, the judgements and aggravation. The night has been my companion for a number of years now, not being able to sleep normally. My husband feels abandoned, alone, often angry as if I am doing this purposely although he rationally knows that is not true. But his emotions say otherwise and who can argue with emotions.

Often I go outside on the deck and look at the stars and listen to the waves and night sounds of sea life moving about. Last night was blessedly cooler with some overcast sky and a light breeze. This summer has been sweltering for us here in the Northwest and unbearably dry so it felt wonderful on my face and arms and I leaned on the railings with my eyes closed for a long time drinking in the coolness on my skin and then I heard it faintly in the distance. An owl calling softly. I listened intently to hear it more and there it was calling and calling my name. Yes my name!

At first I thought I was just imagining things or wanting to hear this and making it up but I kept listening and as sure as the first time it kept calling my name over and over. I listened for what seemed forever but was actually only about ten minutes before it flew elsewhere, and I stayed hoping to hear it again for a long time but it never came back. I eventually went inside getting too chilly without enough on to thwart the cold breeze off the sound.

This past two years has been hell with my illness and I have a few times thought of ending this madness I am going through. Now having this magical moment happen I can only conclude that the Goddess or my Angel sent this to me to shake me some and wake me up to living again. Each of us has an important part to play in this life. I have a reason for living even if being sick for now is part of that and for now I need to help people realize how important they are regardless of how sick they are and that life is precious!

So keep on keeping on. And god bless you for all you go through and have gone through. You are special and unique.

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