Category Archives: Men with Fibro

Obama care? Update

It has been a rather upsetting  month for me. It began last month with my Pain Doctor telling me that after 6 months of trying his office was still not authorized to take my insurance. I have been his patient for over 3 years but he decided to leave the Hospital Clinic which was closing soon and start his own pain clinic.

My primary care doctor was searching for a replacement for me but the earliest appointment was in April and not guaranteed, furthermore he would not write my pain medications, leaving me without my medications and having to go through withdrawal. Continue reading

Am I Nuts or What?

As a result of my having Fibromyalgia and Diabetes my cholesterol is very high. I do not respond to current medications, they either do not work or I have reactions to them. So being the good person that I am (and already having bypass surgery) I decided to see if I could do something to reduce my Triglycerides as they are the worst. The last test was 550 which is down from 765  six months ago Smile Continue reading

Fibro Warrior of the Week

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Recently I was asked to be interviewed for the Fibro Warrior of the week feature on http://fibrodaily.com/ ‘s website. I was honored to do it, Although I do not consider myself to be anything but an everyday person who just happens to have Fibromyalgia, but if any of my words can help another to live a little normally then I think I might have accomplished something. So here is the interview as printed..enjoy!

Fibro Warrior of the Week (#43)


Location: Hanson, Massachusetts, USA

Twitter: Fibro News
@Fibromen

Mantra: Being Irish, I have an abiding sense of tragedy which sustains me through temporary periods of joy.—
W.B. Yeats

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Bob’s Fibromyalgia chapter 9

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Well here I am, back from the dead, so to speak.I wrote this page many months ago but it seems that all the text was lost when it was posted. Neck surgery went well for the most part, they disc a fusion of c4,5 and six leaving me with less movement than before but after it healed the shoulder pain went away on the left side and lessoned on the right.

My Fibromyalgia is for the most part non-existent. Continue reading

Facebook bans mother for posting photos of baby with birth defect

Ok, So this is not about Fibromyalgia but it is about our freedom to deceide who has control over us. After reading this, you will agree that it is not Facebooks decision to remove pictures that were not public but for family and friends to see. What will happen as they continue this typw of censureship on a social network? If I publish pictures of my self, will they consider my deformed body and my 10″ scar  down my chest as offensive for my family to see? Continue reading

How I cured my Diabetes

Got your attention? good, If you have been reading my blog then you know I have been going through a tough time with my daughter almost being killed in an auto accident. After almost 9 weeks in the hospital she came home, we had to keep running for doctors appointments and then more appointments. A little at a time she has gotten better and just a week ago she had taken a shower and forgot to put on her eye patch and later realized that her vision had come back !! Another small miracle, small compared to the other ones she already received.Then my wife took sick and after 2 weeks of misery they finally decided that her gallbladder had to come out. No sweat easy scope operation but painful. Well when they inserted the scope and pumped her up with co2 her heart rate fell and went lower and lower so they stopped and reduced the pressure. Her heart rate came back so they restarted the procedure only this time her heart stopped! Continue reading

Were we hacked?

ON March 12th 2012 every post in this blog was deleted! Why, How? No one seems to know. I contacted my hosting company and they said nothing there has changed. Hmm  other than their name, billing company, mysql database time up, security of the web sites I host, by that i mean I was unable to get into any sites I have created and maintain for others!!

Those problems were fixed but what happened to my little fibro blog? Did I do it? maybe the fog got me and I accidentally highlighted all my posts and hit delete! naw it cant be done, Continue reading

Family Updates for those who care

It’s now early February, Patricia just came home to our house, although she could have used an other week or two in a rehab, no one was paying. Maybe it’s just our nervousness and she is ok. I don’t know, she has a halo on her head, a feeding tube hanging out of her stomach and a patch over one eye… Looks fine to me. Continue reading

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Good morning everyone! I’ve decieded to change the format of this blog. I am going to get selfish and make it about me. The heck with trying to keep content fresh in order to attact those who may click on an add and help support me. Sorry I do need the income, but enough of that.
As many know I am one of the few men with fibro, I believe there are maybe a million more that just don’t want to acknowledge it. I understand why and as I am not a football or sports figure, I cannot influence anyone. I am just your average guy.

In todays episode we find Bob sitting at his keyboard cursing the pain in his hands, How can I type with all this pain? I have already taken my morning 9 different meds plus my get out of bed 10 mg Oxycontin with 1/2 10/325mg percoset. Those 2 I take 20 minutes before trying to get out of bed. Hope we never have another fire :) Continue reading