My Fibromyalgia Christmas Wish List

My Fibromyalgia Christmas Wish List
This holiday season, I would like to share a list of things that those of us with fibromyalgia would appreciate being given for Christmas. These are items that truly would make our lives easier and a bit more fun. General items or services Pajamas: Anything soft and tagless. Something that looks less like pj’s and more like loungewear. Amazon has some great choices. I know a lot of us women live in our pj’s, so it's super-important that they be soft and comfortable. Massage: Give a gift card for a massage, preferably with massage therapist who is familiar with fibromyalgia. Getting out all those knots, being able to just relax, and allowing someone to relieve some of our pain is priceless. Check out the places in your area. Gift cards: The list  of the kinds of gift cards you can give probably is endless — pharmacies, restaurants, hair or nail salons, gas stations, bookstores, grocery stores, and more. It helps us not only to save money, but also allows us to do something fun that our budget otherwise would not allow. Time: It's such a precious gift to give. Perhaps you could help with cleaning, driving to an appointment, driving to the grocery store, and helping put away the groceries. Be a mama’s helper, offer to babysit for free, or bring a movie and popcorn to enjoy together. I understand that giving time costs you, but the dividends are priceless. Physical help: Offer to mow the lawn, rake the leaves, shovel the snow, clean the bathrooms, carry Christmas decorations from the attic, or pack for those who are moving. When you are healthy, these things are no big deal. But for those of us struggling with chronic illnesses such as FM, these are mountains that we just can't climb. Unique items A cane with spikes for walking in icy weather.
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  1. Karen says:

    That is a great list. I know I have been thinking how nice it would be if my grandkids would bring me some water. My tap water is not safe to drink. It is hard for me to carry in my bottled water. Another nice gift would be postage stamps.

  2. Maribel Aviles MD says:

    Wonderful article. Not only will it help people without FM to have a better glimpse of what patients with FM might endure, but will certainly facilitate gift giving to those,like us, experience the challenging pains and else. I did not even know of the existence of some of the gadgets, products and services. Thanks for such a great list!

  3. Loraine says:

    Thank you for this wonderful article! You mentioned some things that I had never even thought of or knew about since I am new to this fibro life having just been diagnosed last March at the age of 71! I do used a medical massage therapist and it has been a huge help. Christmas blessings to you Robin!

  4. Joseph Bryan says:

    Why is most of your information in your articles slanted towards women? This is in no way an “anti women” question, i am a 54 yr old male with Fibro. I would like for sometimes to get tips about men with fibro and what could help us.

    • Robin Dix says:

      Joseph, I understand your frustration. I did do an article previously directed toward men. I think part of the reason I slant toward women is because the majority of people fighting fibromyalgia are women, plus the fact that I am one. I will keep in mind to do more for the men in the future

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