I am a single mom living in East TN. I suffer from fibromyalgia and try to make the best of each day. I am a bonafide book worm and used to write poetry in my younger years.
Single Moms Viewing Club
Being a single mom in this day and age is a tough job. Statistics show that in 2019 there were around 15.76 million children living with a single mother in the US. That’s a lot! And since I am one of them myself, I can commiserate. We are not only the mother, but the father, the maid, the nurse, the cook, the teacher, among other roles. We work, we take care of the house and the kids. Most of us look forward to evening time when we can rest and relax. Watching television is probably the most favored activity for respite. There’s a reason why tv apps such as Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, and Peacock are currently popular.
The Invisible Illness
Fibromyalgia is an invisible illness. It is a condition that has no known cure and seems to be very common nowadays. There are more than 3 million new US cases per year. It is chronic and can last for years or be lifelong. It also affects more women (90%) than men. It is thought to be the result of overactive nerves in the body. Fibromyalgia requires a medical diagnosis and there is no specific test or scan. The most implemented test is referred to as the tender or pressure point test. There are 18 points (9 pairs) on the body that produce pain when pressure is applied. These certain areas are located on the back of the neck, front of the neck, elbows, hips, knees, lower back, upper back, shoulders, and chest.
A Murderer’s Confession
I have emotions raging within. Torments left of a guilt sin. I didn’t really mean to pull the trigger. My problem had grown and gotten bigger.
The Break Up
I gently laid down at his feet... ever trusting... as he stabbed me in the heart... again. How could someone that I loved hurt me this way?