Second Visit

I had my second visit with Dr. V on Wednesday. She went over my blood work and it was all good. The lab did rule out Lupus so that is one less diagnosis on my chart! But we traded it for another that goes hand-in-hand with fibromyalgia, Allodynia (pain from touch). We went over my [...]

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The Rheumatologist

So I met the rheumatologist today.  She is definitely a good doctor on first impressions, she's Latina, from Puerto Rico; and is pure spitfire!  I'm going for a round of X-Rays, Lab Work, and I need to have a Sleep Study done.  She agrees 100% that I do indeed have Fibro, though Dr. V. is not [...]

The Wait is Nearly Over!

Well, my dear readers I have some encouraging news.  After living in Florida for three years, I finally found a rheumatologist who takes my insurance and is taking new patients!  You'd be surprised how many doctors here are not taking new patients! Monday morning at 9:30 I will be seeing Dr. Magaly Villafradez-Diaz, M.D., in [...]

Life is Better with a Cat.

“When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without further introduction.” - Mark Twain: "An Incident," Who Is Mark Twain? https://youtu.be/j7uTcYvoEbU Snowie and I are so overjoyed and honored to introduce to you Miss Avery Snow Tatro, who is the latest addition to our family. Avery is 10 weeks old and has [...]

Men with Fibromyalgia

I've carried this cross of pain for nearly a decade and some days have been easier to get through than others, especially with no real pain control. Yes we men do make up a good number of people with chronic pain. I moved to Florida one year and three months ago and since that time [...]