Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Short Introduction.

If I stumbled onto this blog, I would most likely skip that last post due to its length. It was a rant - it doesn't really need to be read, anyway. So this post is going to have more to do with future content.

To start, I am a 20 year old female currently enrolled in college. The next few posts will likely address each of my issues individually, but in short, when I was 9 years old, my house exploded. I was burned and in the hospital for 6 months.

Apparently the trauma my body went through back then has caused problems I'm experiencing now. These include Meniere's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and as of late, Fibromyalgia.

Out of the three, Fibromyalgia has been the most devastating, especially with college.

I hope with this blog I can learn to open up more. I also hope that perhaps maybe I can shed some light on what it's like to live with these conditions, primarily as a burn survivor and someone with Fibromyalgia. I hope to at least bring more awareness to someone, or maybe even help someone suffering from any of these issues.

I am an extremely upbeat person, so we'll see how writing about all of this goes. I also hate technology and figuring out websites annoys me, so it's likely I'll be inconsistent with writing. Fibro fog will also probably affect my writing, so please excuse errors.

I'm a student of psychology, political science, and philosophy. I'll keep the politics out of it, but I know the psychology and philosophy aspects are going to affect my writing here. Especially the philosophy part, as that's usually the source of my rants.

And while I'm aiming to write about my medical conditions, I will most likely rant about other things every now and then. Who knows, we'll see where it goes.

Also, the first few posts are going to be downers, but once I get past explaining everything, it'll definitely lighten up a bit. I'm going to try and get the 'downer posts' out of the way as soon as possible. :)

My anxiety about personal issues reaches to a far extent when it comes to privacy. Nothing on the internet but my school account is under my true name. Sometimes when I meet new people, I even give them a random name without even thinking about it. I am c-r-a-z-y about my privacy (Ah hah! Clue #1 about my anxiety issue!).

So I won't tell you my real name, but you may call me Fiona... whoever you are :)


  1. Wow, that sounds like quite a beginning to this whirlwind madness. I look forward to getting to know you better via blogger. I found community on Facebook through The Fibromyalgia FunHouse and it made a world of difference. "Normals" can't really commiserate, even when they want to, and this became a safe place for me to share and get some wisdom from people who have been walking this tightrope longer. Check it out if you so desire. ;)

    1. I actually check/participate in the Fibromyalgia FunHouse on Facebook, though I keep forgetting to actually "like" it (will go do that now!). I definitely find it helpful to talk to those dealing with fibro, and the Fibro FunHouse seems to be one of the most active pages on FB. Fibromyalgia Network has also been a good source for me, as well :)