Love Me, My Fibro, & Sassy

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I realized that I very want a wonderful guy to share my life with, and I am hoping that my prayers are answered and that this wonderful person comes forward and that journey begins soon.  

However, embracing me means they also embrace my Fibromyalgia, which includes gluten sensitivity.  Fibromyalgia being a syndrome there is no magic singular bullet so to speak to make it go away.  It is a complex web of issues that one has to manage on a day to day basis and some days are pretty tough.  Travel is not an easy thing, and long distance travel, really tough.  The fibromyalgia is with me every day in some way and whoever is with me, shares my life, work with me will also be sharing this with me and all the frustrations, limitations of it to some extent, so they will have to be very patient and kind.  I am also certain that the Lord will bring me together with the right person who can and will be patient, and kind, understand this.  The other thing they will have to embrace is my sassy side, and boy to do I have one.  Mix Italian with being a Leo and naturally feisty and boy, that sassy will come out.   If I have to tell you, get off your tukkus, have a backbone, reach for the stars, I will.  By the same token when I feel you need a hug, a cuddle, I will also offer that as well.  I don’t do the submissive little lamb and always be diplomatic, say what you want to hear kind of thing, nah.  Forewarned is forearmed, that anyone who chooses to chart the course of life’s journey with me will have to embrace as part of that journey with me the fibromyalgia and my sassy side.  Hey, makes life interesting.  

Namaste, Shalom and Amen



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’