Author Archives: caroltrevor

About caroltrevor

A journal for my journey through life. I am a working mother with an autoimmune disease. Fibromyalgia and Hashimoto's, trying to not let it run my life.

Memories 

Good memory #1  I remember spending hours at a time in my grandmothers kitchen. She would be going about her day and I would be listening to her talk and listening to her 20’s-40’s music. She would sit with me … Continue reading

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Chronic Illness Sucks

Having a chronic illness, not mention more than one, really sucks (for a lack of a better word). Not only is it horrible to go through all the symptoms that come with the illness, you must deal with all the … Continue reading

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Letter from Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Hi. My name is Hashimoto’s. I’m an invisible autoimmune disease that attacks your thyroid gland causing you to become hypothyroid. I am now velcroed to you for life. If you have hypothyroidism, you probably have me. I am the number … Continue reading

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Hashimoto’s

What the heck is Hashimoto’s? Hashimoto’s disease, also called chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis or autoimmune thyroiditis, is an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease is a disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the body’s own cells and organs. Normally, the … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia, Depression and Anxiety

By Dr Ananya Mandal, MD Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread spontaneous pain. There are several associated symptoms that include fatigue, lack of refreshing sleep, cognitive impairments, abdominal discomfort, and headache. Depression and anxiety disorders are another associated symptom of fibromyalgia. … Continue reading

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I’m going on 4 years with the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia. What have I learned?  I’ve learned that there are days I can be “lazy” and not be ashamed of it. I need that mental and physical break. Being a full … Continue reading

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I’ll Never Forget…….

It is hard to believe it has been 7 years since you left. The short 36 years that you were here on earth were magical. I am the lucky one to have had you in my life. There are way … Continue reading

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