Chronic Spotlight Series - Dr. Robert Katz

I’ll never forget our first visit. By this time, my ever-present optimism had become worn and frail from doctor after doctor, guaranteeing an imminent downward spiral. I had been strongly discouraged from having expectations of living a “normal life,” and I was starting to lose hope. I was close to defeat, exhausted and on the verge of an ugly cry, when after my exam and confirming my initial diagnosis of Fibromyalgia, Dr. Katz looked at me and said, “I can help you get your life back.”

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Chronic Spotlight Series - ElleJay Volpe

Up next, is ElleJay Volpe. ElleJay is the sparkling CEO at Frill-Ability Inc., and an Ambassador at Abilities Expo, as well as avid blogger and host of the podcast, Adaptively Intersectional with Frill-Ability . One look at her Instagram and you’ll see ElleJay’s love for all things pink, purple and frilly - but don’t be fooled - ElleJay puts the “Frank” in Lisa Frank. You’ll see why, in our interview below.

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25 Facts for Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

It’s interesting to me that on one hand, we’ve come so far: Fibromyalgia (FM) has been legitimized, testing has improved, and safer treatments are replacing dangerous meds. On the other hand, there are many who still don’t believe that FM is real. In honor of National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, I’m sharing some facts for the public. Twenty-five facts that have already proved to represent just what having Fibro is like.

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Proof to Convince a Non-Believer

In 2012, Fibro was recognized as a permanent disability and in 2015, it was recognized by Healthcare providers. Yet, in my ten month journey of writing this blog, I have met hundreds of women and men whose doctors, family, loved ones and employers still don’t believe their condition and think they are “lazy, crazy, making it up, or frankly, just full of crap.”

Let’s put an end to this once and for all.

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