I am a full time college student who has fibromyalgia. Since the pandemic imposed self isolation and stay at home orders, I rarely go to the grocery store(s). I love that the hello fresh meals are easy to prepare. I also love that I am able to select my meals plans to accommodate my need to eat more protein and veggies to help, I hope that these changes will help ease my fibromyalgia body pains and hopefully see improvements in my energy. My spouse may not have time to go get our ingredients everyday, he works long hours. I have been thinking about Hello Fresh for a very long time. My two youngest children, ages 15 and 12 years old respectively, are able to cook and clean. Their new chore will be to cook and present our second Hello Fresh meal. Half our daily battles is What's for dinner? Well, Hello Fresh has that solution for our family.
This weekend is half way mark of the spring semester. Next week is my final in Medical Billing and the start of the final challenges in Accounting. Accounting ends June 23 and my Human Relations course ends July 2. So close to my diploma, I am so excited to become a college graduate!
The Fibromyalgia podcast: "I got my covid vaccine...and here's what happened"
My blog post called Team Moderna was published last month when I received my vaccination, and this past week, Tami Stacklehouse of the Fibromyalgia Podcast shared her experience when she was preparing and getting her vaccination. As Tami says in her podcast, please speak with your health provider about the use of supplements if you are considering adding anything to your daily routine. On April 29, Tami shared with her coaches and her advisors, her doctor's precautionary protocol:
I used these supplements as a precautionary method, because I did have concerns that I would have bad side effects and pain from the vaccination.
support indigenous artists
Support Indigenous artists, by following them on social media, purchase Indigenous clothing made by Indigenous people, and continue listening and supporting them through the journey to truth and reconciliation.
EDUCATION! Please find out more about Indigenous People and colonialization. I have blogged about Indigenous Canada last year and I wanted to share it again: The University of Alberta offers a FREE course called Indigenous Canada. I will be working on a blog post with resources, social media artists, and more for Indigenous Day (June 21).
Be an Indigenous ally
"I have Fibromyalgia - thank you for being considerate," diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2018, I am still struggling to understand my illness and learn to cope with my pain.
In spring 2022, I was diagnosed with chronic depression, c-PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder. Everyday was yesterday in my mind & in the flashbacks I was routinely suffering through. Three months after my second suicide attempt, I moved to a new community to begin my healing journey.
is an homage to my favorite childhood book series, Martine. I love the symbolism of the hot air balloon that I, Mallory, am navigating life with chronic illness while on a healing journey.