Saw this and thought of everyone

My Life as a AA Battery

This is a slideshow video by a lady with Fibromyalgia who gives a fanstastic analytical account of what the illness is like and does to her and likens herself to a AA Battery with respect to fatigue and energy it is a good analogy..... I personally think!

I found myself associating with her many times whilst reading and listening to her and thought about how many times do we ask each other What's the best way to explain Fibromyalgia to our nearest and dearest?

My Life as a AA Battery by Kelly Kvenlog Wichlacz

'I wrote this for Fibromyalgia awareness and support. Please share in hopes of better understanding.'

Kelly Kvenlog

I have added my photos to make a video of "My Life as a AA Battery" which I wrote in 2010. I have been told by many people with Fibromyalgia, that this has helped them feel understood and less alone. With this video, I hope to reach more people .Entire video is original photography, crafts, and text by Kelly Kvenlog Wichlacz'

Published on Apr 6, 2014

To watch it right click on the link to highlight the link and click on open link :)

Or right click to highlight the link and click copy then right click your browser bar and paste :)

Hope you all enjoy this :)

:) xxxsianxxx :)

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  • This is brilliant Sian. Every one of us needs to watch this

    particulaly those who are new, or need more basic info on what to expect

    It would make a great, Introduction to living with fibro when first diagnosed.

    Are you any better today? I really REALLY hope so.

    Lots of healing hugs comming your way sue

    Oh and I agree with Nedd. definatly a car battery. Thats why it feels so heavy. Today I am carrying the car as well. :(

  • Bless you Sue but Nedd's right about the car battery as it has the weighing down factor :o

    I'm right there with you too battling severe chronic pain is exhausting I'm having to energy boost all the time.

    I totally agree about this lady's video/slideshow it is brilliant. She says what we have all been wanting to, putting into words so easily and in such a clear manner for friends and family to understand. I think the lack of medical jargon certainly helped with that :)

    I seem to be ok so far!! with pain level halved compared to yesterday but it's still early. Still got terrible mobility though! and on max pain meds for now and next few days until I test to see if I can start to reduce them back down again...............

    Sending you healing & energising fluffies :)

    I must state for the benefit of members that titrating your meds should always be done under the advise of your doctor! I have a specific medication system as set out by my medical care providers which I adhere to.

    :) xxxsianxxx :)

  • Thank-you so much for finding a sharing this.

    May we all have a little more charge in our batteries today.



  • Fluffie hugs and smiles heading your way Nedd and you're quite welcome :) xxx sian

  • Caught. thanks. They are just what the doctor ordered.


  • Thank you so much for sharing this... Its brilliant and very powerful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Big hugs to you xxxx

  • Thankyou and pain busting fluffies on route to you :)

  • Absolutely brilliant sian and thank you for sharing it with us, it can be a useful thing to show people who fail to understand what we have cope with day by day.

    I've missed you sian, it's so good to see you back and I really hope you are starting to feel even just a little bit better, I'm sending lots of positive healing vibes your way :-)

    Foggy x

  • Cheers hunny :) much appreciated and you're welcome xxx :)

  • Thank you so much for this my friend, it is so good!

    Take care

    Ken x

  • is it bourbony biscuit good? :D xx

  • Definitely! Top drawer!

  • Hahahahah hidden from fluffies :P xx

  • Thank you Sian, such a great explanation & so accurate xxx

  • You're welcome I love how true what she says is :) xxx sian

  • Thanks for finding this Sian. A brave lady baring her life with fibro without actually moaning. It was how ever

  • Thanks Sian for bringing this Lady to us!

    She is a brave Fibromite

    Without making the video too heavy with the torture and pain of fibro

    She manages to convey where we all are most days.

    Than ks


  • you're very welcome and glad you enjoyed what she had to say xxx sian

  • Finally got round to watching the video. Best thing I have watched in a while, it explains fibro very eloquently and much better than I ever could. It should be handed to anyone diagnosed with fibro to watch with their families. 10\10 and big hugs for posting it :) xx

  • You're most welcome hunny :) xxx sian

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