Veiled Affliction

Forward

So yesterday I sent tidying up my folders files on my computer and I got red of several duplicate files and folders and everything is looking neater. I’m so happy I decided to go through and do a clean up.

So now the story I have chosen to do research for is called Veiled Affliction that follows my story of having multiple allergies including food allergies, asthma, which led to seeing a nutritionist, which led to the discovery of gluten intolerance. I was off gluten 9 months before I got pregnant with my first child and I had a hard labor with her. To get help with the baby, I moved up to Maine temporarily to get help from my husband’s parents and I saw an allergist who said I wasn’t allergic to anything and all the foods I was tested positive too was probably wrong. He also said I didn’t have asthma. That I was just breathing wrong. So I went back to eating gluten, not taking any allergy or asthma medication because I was told I no longer needed them.

But my health started to get worse. I started having body wide pain and went through several tests to figure out what might be causing it. I was diagnosed in 2010 as having fibromyalgia. I read the book Fatigue to Fantastic and ordered many supplements that were said to help me feel better. Nothing worked.

In 2011 My husband, my daughter, and I all moved to Maine as my husband got a new job there and we moved in with his parents. I started seeing a doctor who prescribed cymbalta for the pain. It helped some. For the next several years I was on Cymbalta and then lyrica, but I still struggled with a lot of pain, fatigue, headaches, low mood, trouble sleeping.

In 2019, something happened that I never would have imagined that would erase my fibromyalgia pain. I can’t tell you here, but I will reveal what happened in my upcoming book Veiled Affliction: My Journey to Better Health. The book is currently in it’s research phases. I’ll keep you posted.

Story Ideas

Tidying Up

Yup! You read that correctly. I have been taking some time to organize and weed out my story ideas, but I have more ideas than I realized and it’s taking me longer to complete the task.

On top of that I have a story to edit, one nonfiction story to write, and a fictional story to write oh, and a short story I was in the middle of working on when I just dropped it out of frustration. So Facade, My Gluten Intolerance Story (working title), and Sleepless Waters are all In progress. But that’s not counting the 10 – 15 other story ideas I have either started or just wrote down the idea for. So I’m going to try and work those out and put them in a project document. Then I will be all set for when Camp NaNos come along.

I didn’t say National Novel Writing Month because I typically don’t do those. They are too much stress for me though this year my son starts pre k so maybe I’ll actually have time to to do NaNoWriMo with less stress. I guess we’ll see what happens.

So what do you do when you have a lot of story ideas kicking around your computer, or around your room in piles? Mine are mostly on my computer. Just curious to see what others do for a solution.

Well I’m off to tidy up!