Holidays, Fatigue and a Fall

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The holiday season brought a fall on the way to church and pain, omes from day pain on top of pain.  The fatigue that in and day out with Fibromyalgia is not always easy to navigate.  This fall did not help the exhaustion that comes with fibromyalgia.  The thing that most scared me I think was my right hand, the hand I use for writing, etc…, having to navigate with my left hand.  What if the ligament is permanently damaged, that on top of the osteoarthritis I am already dealing with could really “cramp my style”.  This has not been the ideal holiday season, neither was last year, but and yes there is a but, I can still count my blessings, in terms of friends, great neighbors, living in a great coop that always had different activities for us, including cultural ones.  I can record rather than write if need be.  Yes, there is constant fatigue, pain, but behind the clouds, rain, there is a rainbow.  it’s up to me to find the rainbow each and every day.


Born in New Jersey, August 1965, this Italian-American has always had a great interest in music, particularly the Oldies, Country and Ethnic music, including Irish. For over 10 years Ms. Appello passionately taught ESL to students of varying ages. Grounded if her faith and spirituality, Katherine endured a range of issues, including a great deal of pain, which was finally diagnosed to be associated with Fibromyalgia. The essence and the power of music, of words, allow Katherine to overcome these struggles each and every time. We are all blessed to have Katherine’s strength, wisdom, and words to write “Pray For Me Tonight’