Johnny Six

Johnny Six

I live in Upstate NY. I have fibromyalgia, CFS, a traumatic brain injury & numerous other health issues. I have knowledge in many areas. You could say I am a Jane of all trades, a master of none. I believe everyone deserves a chance.

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  • Johnny Six
    Published 2 days ago
    Living With Fibromyalgia

    Living With Fibromyalgia

    Life with fibromyalgia is far from easy. Everything takes a little longer to do. Some days I feel as though I can't accomplish anything, while other days I feel as if I can conquer the world. Of course, those days are few and far between. Living with fibromyalgia has taught me patience and understanding. This illness is difficult, frustrating, nerve-wracking. Getting out of bed in the morning is a chore in itself. Joints and muscles are stiff. It feels as though if I can only have oil injected into my joints and muscles, I would be able to move easier. Unfortunately, that is not an option. I have found that doing a few stretches in the morning while still in bed, helps. It doesn't take the stiffness or soreness away, but it does help loosen the joints and muscles.
  • Johnny Six
    Published 9 days ago
    Life With A Chronic Illness

    Life With A Chronic Illness

    Today is Tuesday, November 24, 2020. I feel like I have been hit by a train. The typical feeling when I first get up in the morning. Almost every person with fibromyalgia or chronic pain feels like this when they first wake up. Sleeping is a relief since I don't feel pain, don't think. Sleep does not come easy for me at all. I will be so exhausted that I can barely keep my eyes open, but trying to fall asleep is another thing. You see, on top of fibromyalgia, I also have 2 herniated discs in my neck, 4 herniated discs in my low back, spinal degeneration, spinal stenosis, arthritis in my back, arthritis in my hands, knees & feet. I have a hard time falling asleep to different types of pain. It makes getting comfortable far from easy. I usually have to have a heating pad under my low back and a body pillow for my right side. I also have 2 pillows I use between my knees. This helps keep my spine aligned properly. When I do finally get comfortable, I sleep for a couple of hours at a time. Very frustrating! Some nights, I only manage a half-hour of sleep. This sleep pattern does not help with chronic pain. I feel like a permanently exhausted pigeon.
  • Johnny Six
    Published 12 days ago
    Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia

    I am NOT a doctor at all & this not meant to diagnose anyone. I am writing this in hopes of helping anyone else who is going through this.