Sometimes things don’t turn out how you expect them to but that’s okay. My return to work hasn’t gone as well as I had hoped and I need more time to rest and heal. I hope to be strong enough to return soon but time will tell. I had booked a visit to a spa with my mum for earlier this week. I was debating about whether or not I should go, given I was in a flare, but we went and had a wonderfully relaxing time. I was so glad I made the decision to go as my pain in now back under control. I’m starting to feel better, which is really great as I was worried I had knocked myself back to square one. My body is clearly a lot stronger than it used to be but I pushed it a bit too far, causing a set back. Be sure to check back on Monday to read about my tips on how to handle a flare up. I hope you have had a wonderful week and, as always, here are the best links from the web:

Health Related

Deep breathing for fibromyalgia (my guest post)
5 things I’m grateful for now I’m a spoonie
Unconditional love
How being sick affected my body image
Cooking with fibromyalgia & chronic fatigue syndrome
Here’s what happens to your brain when you give up sugar
One piece of advice to a chronic illness sufferer
3 illnesses overlapping in a Venn Diagram kinda way
Do you know what action counts?
Someone has it worse than you
In defense of doing nothing
Coming out of the illness closet
Do we make life too difficult?
Love February: get happy

The Best Of The Rest

The world’s oldest twins
Love your life: stop comparing yourself to others
When science and music dance
3 rarely used tricks for feeling happier in a heartbeat
The world’s largest cave, complete with its own river, jungle and climate
22 photos that prove why babies need pets
The house that time forgot
4 easy ways to make your work space inspire creativity

I wish you all a restful and pain-free weekend.


Hello, I'm Donna. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2013 and started this blog shortly after. After my health declined significantly the following year, I decided to become my own advocate and searched for answers. It took two years but, in 2016, I finally discovered I had Lyme Disease. On February Stars, I share my personal journey back to better health; discussing what has helped me and the mistakes I've made along the way. I also cover topics on self-improvement, managing symptoms and living life to the fullest with chronic illness.

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