Careful of the Company You Keep
by Angie Daniels
Genre: Women’s Fiction/Romance/African-American
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After finding her husband in a compromising position, romance author Renee Moore returns to her hometown, hoping to start over. But she just keeps looking for love in all the wrong places. To make matters worse, just as she decides that real love may not be in the cards, her ex delivers shocking news that could change her life forever.
Practical nurse Danielle Brooks’s professional life is picture perfect, but her personal life is a mess. After a crushing heartbreak, she’s been dating Calvin Cambridge, who is a truly nice guy. But when Calvin proposes, Danielle wants to be sure she is ready to commit, so she enlists Renee to test his fidelity. But when the seduction goes too far, all their relationships may be in jeopardy.
It all comes to a head when a mutual friend asks Renee and Danielle to help her plan her big wedding . . .whether they’re speaking to each other or not. And unless the longtime friends can get over the past—and themselves—things are going to get a lot worse they get any better.
Full of love, laughter, and hard-learned lessons, Careful of the Company You Keep is a raucous read that will have you clutching your heart as two friends find their way through the darkest parts of life only to be each other’s shining light.
Have you ever wondered what the absolute worst case of fibromyalgia would be? After all, it’s a disease that affects everyone differently. And it makes sense that some people are affected by it more severely than others.
So what would be the worst case of fibromyalgia? How severely could it affect your life? And what could you do to treat it?
What Is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a disease that is not well understood. Essentially, it creates a general feeling of pain and fatigue around your body. There are a number of possible explanations for what causes fibromyalgia, but no one is sure what the right one is.
Some doctors believe that fibromyalgia is an autoimmune disease. That means that the body’s immune system begins to attack the healthy cells which make them inflamed and tender and causes aching in certain points around your body.
While no one knows exactly what the cause of fibromyalgia is, it’s a debilitating illness that affects people in a lot of different ways.
What Does It Do To Your Body?
Fibromyalgia causes a number of very different symptoms. And it varies so much that no two people have the exact same reaction to fibromyalgia. However, the most common system, and one that all fibromyalgia sufferers have, is chronic pain.
The pain is located along 18 specific points of the body. These are usually in your joints on both sides of the body and the level of pain can be different for different people. The level of pain can also change throughout the day.
And another common symptom for people with fibromyalgia is fatigue. Fibromyalgia sufferers often find that they can’t sleep very well, and when they do, they don’t wake up feeling refreshed the next day. As a result, people with fibromyalgia end up feeling something that is usually called a “fibro-fog.”
Fibro-fog is the name for a sort of mental cloudiness that comes with fibromyalgia. It usually presents as short-term memory loss, or trouble focusing on tasks.
Finally, fibromyalgia can cause some slightly more unusual symptoms. People with fibromyalgia often have irritable bowel syndrome, and gastrointestinal problems are very common among people who have fibromyalgia. And there are other conditions like constant itching which sometimes affect fibromyalgia sufferers.
What’s The Worst Case Of Fibromyalgia?
So if you’ve been diagnosed, you’re probably wondering how bad your fibromyalgia might actually get (what the worst case of fibromyalgia might be, basically).
Well, the good news is that your fibromyalgia won’t kill you. But fibromyalgia can still severely limit your quality of life.
Fibromyalgia affects many people by causing them to feel a constant feeling of pain and fatigue. So for people who have fibromyalgia, daily life can get very difficult.And the stories of people who have suffered from the illness for decades are heartbreaking.
Generally, fibromyalgia begins in its early stages with some warning signs. These are things like chronic fatigue and mysterious pain in eighteen points around the body. This pain is what causes most fibromyalgia patients to go to the doctor for a diagnosis. Though, if you have fibromyalgia, you probably already know how that goes.
Fibromyalgia then progresses into the chronic stage, where the pain and fatigue are constant. This is what most fibromyalgia patients live with every day. And though there are treatments, not all are effective. And everyone’s fibromyalgia seems to respond differently to different drugs.
Even the most up to date and cutting edge treatments might be completely ineffective for a lot of people. And this kind of treatment-resistant condition is the worst case of fibromyalgia since it is unresponsive to treatment and can often seem to get worse.
This is a tricky subject to discuss with any certainty, however. While most doctors will say that fibromyalgia isn’t a progressive disease for most people, some sufferers definitely report that their disease gets worse over time.
Can Fibromyalgia Make You Disabled?
So if you’ve just been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, there’s a chance that your pain and fatigue levels might begin to plateau and stay roughly where they are, though some days will be worse than others.
But in the worst case of fibromyalgia, the disease will get more painful and debilitating over time.
For people whose situation is the worst case of fibromyalgia, they will likely suffer their entire lives with constant, and unmanageable pain. This leads to serious problems in their daily lives.
Often, they lose their jobs due to the fact that they are effectively disabled. The constant pain and fatigue and the mental cloudiness, or fibro fog, makes working impossible.
And for people with extremely severe fibromyalgia, even getting out of bed is close to impossible. They require heavy doses of painkillers to even walk. And it takes them heavy doses of sleeping medication to get anything close to a full night’s sleep.
For those people who have the worst case of fibromyalgia, every day is a physical struggle. But it can be an emotionally struggle as well.
Can The Worst Case Of Fibromyalgia Affect Your Relationships?
Having severe fibromyalgia makes it difficult to maintain relationships with friends and family. People who used to enjoy your company sometimes drift away because your chronic pain and lack of mobility become tough for them to deal with. While that isn’t even remotely fair, it’s often how people are.
So in the worst case of fibromyalgia, expect to lose some of the friends you had who aren’t really friends. But the good side is that you will see who truly cares about you because they will stick around.
In addition, dealing with such a severely limited quality of life is extremely difficult emotionally. The constant pain can make it feel like life isn’t worth living. And suicide is tragically common among people with severe fibromyalgia.
It’s important to get help if you feel like you might be considering taking your own life. Suicide is never a good solution, and the saying that “it doesn’t end the pain, it only spreads it to the people who care about you,” is very true.
Fibromyalgia is a horrific disease to live with. And it takes a special kind of courage to endure the worst case of fibromyalgia.
The preceding article is from FibromyalgiaTreating.com and posted here for sharing purposes only. No copyright infringement is intended.
Dark Wolf Rising (Heart of the Shifter)
by Stephanie Rowe
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Science Fiction & Fantasy/Werewolves & Shifters
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New York Times bestselling author, Stephanie Rowe, launches her explosive new Heart of the Shifter series, in which passion and loyalty are brutally tested in a world where survival is never guaranteed.
A decade ago, wolf shifter Cash Burns severed all ties to his past in order to protect his best friend, the childhood sweetheart he has never forgotten. When she’s targeted for assassination by his pack on Christmas Eve, he’s the only one who can save her…but at a cost greater than he can afford.
Haunted by a tragic secret, Brynn McKenzie has been fighting for survival, alone in a world she doesn’t fit. She’s on the run for her life, forced to choose between redemption and survival. She has nowhere to turn, until the man who walked away from her so long ago appears in her hotel room with a knife and a promise she can’t afford to believe.
When passion ignites between Bryn and Cash, will it shatter what little hope they have for survival, or make them stronger than they ever thought they’d be?
The Greeks of Beaubien Street: Detroit Detective Stories Book 1 (Greektown Stories)
by Suzanne Jenkins
Genre: Mystery & Suspense/Murder/Detective
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Warning! This is adult fiction with descriptive violence and sexual themes.
Nestled below the skyline of Detroit you’ll find Greektown, a few short blocks of colorful bliss, warm people and Greek food. In spite of growing up immersed in the safety of her family and their rich culture, Jill Zannos doesn’t fit in. A Detroit homicide detective, she manages to keep one foot planted firmly in the traditions started by her grandparents, while the other navigates
the most devastated neighborhoods in the city she can’t help but love. She is a no nonsense workaholic with no girlfriends, an odd boyfriend who refuses to grow up, and an uncanny intuition, inherited from her mystic grandmother that acts as her secret weapon to crime solving success. Her story winds around tales of her family and their secret laden history, while she investigates the most despicable murder of her career.
The Greeks of Beaubien Street is a modern tale of a family grounded in old world, sometimes archaic, tradition as they seek acceptance in American society. They could be any nationality, but they are Greek.
Crabby the Crab
by Dr. Mc.
Genre: Children/Bedtime and Dreaming/Fish
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Are your children refusing to go to bed?
Are you searching for a good, educative, yet soothing bedtime story?
Is your older child experiencing jealousy towards younger siblings?
Are they refusing to engage in mutual activities?
This book is right here to help you show them joys of playing together! Adventures of Crabby the Crab and his little sisters will deliver an important moral and message to both older and younger children while providing entertainment for the whole family. You will also enjoy lovely, bright and soft illustrations.
This book is great for read aloud at home, before bedtime or as a part of your family time.
This children’s book that is highly entertaining, great for early readers, and is jam-packed with bedtime stories, jokes, games, and more? This children’s storybook has it all!
WHAT A GREAT DEAL! => FUN SHORT STORY, GAMES, ACTIVITIES, A COLORING BOOK INSIDE LINK AND FREE GIFT
Your child will be entertained for hours!
Fun for the entire family!
Kids and children can practice their reading skills or have a parent read it aloud. This special story includes lessons and morals about about caring and love.
What’s include inside :
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- Free Coloring
- Craby The Crab
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- Word Search
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- Jokes Funny
- About the Author
The Bend: A Psychological Thriller That Will Grip You to the Final Pages
by Terri Tiffany
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Crime Fiction/Psychological Thriller/Kidnapping
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Kate sees death in photographs. Before it happens.
Gift or curse? As the lone survivor of a school bombing, she’s hid from the press for twenty years. Her new job as a photographer in the rural town of Bend, PA offers her another safe haven from bold reporters.
Until women start disappearing.
Each missing woman appears to have a connection to a mysterious local cult, and Seth, Bend’s only reporter, sets out to investigate. His drastic plans to expose the members make Kate fear for his—and her own—safety, but can she trust him enough to reveal her secrets?
The wrong answer could get one, or both of them killed.
Now Seth must decide whether to help her or use her—before Bend’s darker side makes it too late to choose.
Excalibur Rising: Book One of an Arthurian Saga
by Eileen Enwright Hodgetts
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy/Historical/Sword & Sorcery/Paranormal & Urban
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A newscaster. A psychic. A legend brought to life…
Marcus is losing his touch. The TV newscaster’s ratings are down and his job is on the line. So when he’s given the opportunity to leave Las Vegas and search for Excalibur, the missing artifact from one of the greatest legends ever written, he jumps at the chance. It doesn’t hurt that the mafia also gave him an offer he couldn’t refuse.
Violet’s psychic abilities serve as a gift and a curse. When the mafia’s marching orders force her onto a plane to England with Marcus, her skills are put to the test. As they probe the legend of King Arthur and Camelot, the unlikely team watches the body count start to rise.
After their search takes them to the mist-shrouded Welsh countryside, Marcus and Violet begin putting the pieces together, but a surprise awaits. A surprise that could change their lives for good. If they survive to see it…
Excalibur Rising is an edge-of-your-seat fantasy suspense novel laced with wit and history. If you like funny characters, dramatic plot twists, and the myth of King Arthur, then you’ll love the first book in Eileen Enwright Hodgetts’ Excalibur Rising series.
Buy the book to learn the real story behind history’s greatest legend!