Welcome to Fibro and Pickles!
Maybe you came across this blog and wondered what pickles had to do with fibromylagia. Maybe you were just looking for fibro blogs to read. Let us take a moment to tell you what we do here.
Fibro and Pickles is firs and formost about living with fibromylagia and all it’s day to day challenges. Second, Fibro and Pickles is about Pickles. No, not the kind you eat. Pickles is, at the time of writing this, an adorable puppy who is going to be trained as a service dog. All will be covered in the blog.
We invite you to join us on our journey.
THE CAST OF CHARACTERS:
ASHLEY – Hello! My name is Ashley, and I am one part of Fibro and Pickles. I am 34 years old, married with no children, unless you count my furbabies Shadow, Patches, Tabs and Kitty. I live with my mother, two younger brothers, husband and of course our 4 kitty’s. I have recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and am trying to navigate not only this hurdle in my life but also other hurdles as well. I am hoping to bring my experiences with my diagnosis, and how I am learning how to cope with this. Hopefully it will be filled with lots of humor and only a few tears, but I’m not gonna hold my breath on that one! I look forward to not only letting my story come out to the public, but also that of Georga and Pickles.
GEORGA – My name is Georga, and no, that isn’t a typo. I am the other part of Fibro and Pickles. I am 47 years old and I don’t remember when I was diagnosed with fibromylagia, it’s been that long ago. At the the time of my diagnosis I was also told I had full body arthritis (hands/wrists, feet/ankles, back, neck, ribs, knees, you get the idea) to which my doctor at the time said “…but everyone has that.” No, no they don’t. I also have scoliosis in my back which has caused chronic bursitis in both my right hip and shoulder. As my current doctor likes to say, I am a giant ball of rheumatoid suck. This is where the Pickles part comes in…
PICKLES – Pickles is 3/4th Great Pyrenees, 1/4th Bloodhound and 100% cute! Georga picked him out specifically to be a brace and mobility support service dog. It takes around 2 years to fully train a service dog so we have long journey ahead of us. We thought it would be fun, educational, and a great way to document everything that goes into training Pickles.