One Of My Favorite Chronic Health Bloggers *Fighting With Fibro

Stacey Chapman has this great page she put together of her favorite chronic illness Bloggers and I’m so humbled to be on the list. I want to call attention to her blog and to the other great writers you may not have discovered yet. Please check out the bloggers she has listed and most of all follow her. You will not be disappointed, Stacey is a shining light in life. 

Stacey is positive about life, no matter how many things are stacked on her plate outside of her own health concerns. Right now she is helping her son who had a terrible accident and had to move home for assistance. I know her well enough to know, she will not take time for self-care because she is so dedicated to her family.

Please send her a note of good wishes and encourage her to take five-ten minutes for herself, just to smell a candle, take a hot bath that smells out of this world, or just go outside by herself to think of her life. To think of life after this chaos, to her normal level of living.   

Stacey holds a special place in my heart. 

Melinda

Fighting With Fibro

LIVING WITH PURPOSE

 

THE BLOGS AND BLOGGERS I FOLLOW

Long before I began blogging, I was following Blogs about Chronic Illness, Fibro and CFS/ME. Over the years, I have come across some really great Blogs and met some really great Bloggers. So I wanted to introduce you to them. I am so grateful to have found a plethora of information and encouragement, over the years, from great people like them.

**UPDATE**: The great thing about the blogging world is the support that comes with finding people who live with similar challenges. We know and understand what it is to live like this, when often, others cannot. We may have experienced the same symptoms and can offer advice or suggestions. Sometimes, it simply comes down to the ability to make connections again, after many of us have had to abandon our careers. After nearly a year of being part of this blogging world, I am happy to have met even more awesome bloggers and friends than when I originally wrote this post. As such, I felt it was a great time to add a few names to my already awesome list: 

Jayne, at See Jayne Run, holds a special place in my heart. She is full of life and personality and happens to swear as much as I do! Despite all she has lived with and endured, she still keeps a positive and hopeful outlook on life. Which, as we all know, can sometimes be super challenging. Jayne writes a super eloquent Blog at:  https://seejaynerun.com/

Terri writes at:  https://reclaiminghopecoaching.com/ Terri has been living with Fibro since 2012 and has been writing for nearly three years. I really love hearing from Terri through blogging. She writes positive, helpful posts and takes ownership of having once lost hope in her battle; something we can pretty much all, sadly, relate to. 

Pamela Jessen writes about Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue and Invisible Illnesses on her Blog; which covers alot of territory! She is a prolific volunteer and is incredibly involved in the chronic illness community, offering a voice for those of us so often underrepresented. Find Pamela’s blog here:  https://pamelajessen.com/

Meet Caz at InvisiblyMe-you will absolutely love her!! Caz is 30, has been sick for 11 years and blogs about a myriad of conditions and living life positively with them. You can feel that same positivity and warmth in every exchange you have with Caz. You can check out her Blog here:  
https://invisiblyme.com/

Kim at I Tripped Over a Stone was one of the very first Bloggers that welcomed me to the Blogging world with open arms and really encouraged me. Kim is a veteran spoonie and aside from writing her blog, maintains a Facebook page and has written a book about Fibro. Please find Kim here, I’m sure she’ll be just as warm to you:  
https://itrippedoverastone.com/ 

Melinda is another Blogger who has been super welcoming and supportive. The thing about Melinda is this: she’s fiesty!! Watch out!! Despite Melinda suffering from multiple health issues, she still finds the time to be positive and occasionally silly. Melinda blogs in a couple places. You can find her here:  
https://lookingforthelight.blog/ and here:  
https://survivorsbloghere.wordpress.com

Lee Good was my very first Pinterest follower and every exchange I’ve had with her has been really great! She has a tremendous wealth of knowledge and expertise when it comes to Blogging. Lee has her own Blog:  
http://www.fibrofiles.net/p/about.html but Lee also manages The Fibro Blogger Directory here:  
http://www.fibrobloggerdirectory.com/p/directory.html The great thing about Lee’s directory is that you can find great Fibro Bloggers from around the world conveniently listed in Lee’s directory. 

Claire Saul writes at PainPals Blog. Claire has an award winning Blog and does a great roundup of inspiring weekly blog posts on Mondays. This Monday Magic gives one an opportunity to check out other great blogs, besides Claire’s. But make sure not to skip over her great content! Find Claire here:  
https://painpalsblog.com/ 

Michelle writes at The Zebra Pit. What I really love about Michelle’s Blog is that it is super diverse and covers not only Chronic Illness, but also touches upon Mental Health, recipes and health and wellness. Michelle is also super personable and sweet!! Check out Michelle’s Blog here:  https://zebrapit.com/

While I haven’t had any specific interactions with the Bloggers who write these Blogs, I have found their Blogs to be very informative! I imagine these Bloggers are just as awesome as their content. Check them out!

https://cutthechronic

https://countingmyspoons.com/

http://www.beingfibromom.com/

https://www.achronicvoice.com/

https://februarystars.co.uk/

https://www.chronicmom.com/

If I have forgotten you, please forgive me, this is a dynamic page and will be updated and added to accordingly! I find and meet great Bloggers every day! ❤ Stace

9 comments

  1. Melinda, truly, thank you ❤️
    What a thoughtful (and tear jerking) write up. You hold a special place in my heart too and I am super grateful for your support and the support of all the other Bloggers I am so Blessed to call friends. This has certainly been a tough year for our family…..it’s been tough to try to still see the positives through it.
    (ps: 3 kids. it’s just the 3rd one hasn’t been adversely affected this year. he’s presently hiding under a rock from our luck and circumstances 😕🤣)

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    1. Three, that’s even more frightening!!!!!! I really like the post you wrote, what do you mean “I’m feisty”? Please tell me you took my advice and spent a few minutes by yourself to unwind! I’m hoping you received some nice messages and good wishes. Remember, you can’t take care of others unless you take care of yourself. It actually works! 🙂

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      1. Thank you so much, Melinda!
        Yep, actually, three kids in three years; they’re now 23, 22 and 21! Most of their infant years are one big blur 🤣 Thank God I was so young!
        My Son stays with his Dad sometimes, which is the only thing saving me right now…..it gives me a chance to nap and rest. I wish I could say recharge; that doesn’t happen….but I can at least lay down (or breathe) and not have Doctors, OT/PT etc. Or have his care to worry about (NOT that I’m complaining) But even with those breaks, I can barely stay standing. But we’re getting through it.

        As for you being feisty, I guess I mean I can feel your spunk through your posts and comments. There’s still a fun side to you-which is great! I mean the hats, Melinda! Your hat wearing says it all 😉😍

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        1. That’s great you have some break with your son, it’s so overwhelming. Yes, I love my hats! I wear them year-round, have for years. I fell in love with hats when was a little girl playing with my granny’s hats. I always look at that ear and love the clothes/hats. I love Art Deco, that’s the time period when she was a young woman. He’ll be on the mend in no time and you’ll be able to get to a new level of normal. 🙂

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