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PAIN Levels- What’s your threshold?

1-20-15 Pain Can Take You Places EMLee

By: E. Michelle Lee, Radio Talk Show Host & Journalist


PAIN- What’s the Most You Can Handle? Numerological Pain Rating Scale

1-28-15 Numerical Rating Pain ScaleI continually ask the doctors, “why can’t we up the scale?” There’s days when my pain feels like a 15; since I live most days at an 8 we should raise it to represent when pain takes over the brain.

Of course the request is denied as it would interrupt continuity in the pain community. Understood

But how much do they really think we can take before we break?  Don’t they understand that Pain changes people; apparently not because the kinda pain that chronic pain and fibromyalgia brings to the patient is at times, unreal.  This type of nerve pain generates from the brain and can travel to every other pain receptor in the line of the central nervous system throughout the body.  From the John Hopkins Lupus Center; Fibromyalgia outbreaks can be explained by how the flare up begins and travels through your body.

[Excerpt- John Hopkins Lupus Center- Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain sensitization disorder characterized by widespread tenderness, general fatigue, and non-restful sleep. Doctors do not currently know the cause of fibromyalgia, but it is believed to result from a rewiring of pain pathways that lead to the spinal cord and brain. As a result, the central nervous system experiences an increased sensitivity to pain signals. Many people with lupus have fibromyalgia; in fact, much of the pain that people with lupus feel is due to this condition. To check for fibromyalgia, your doctor may touch several points on the muscles of your body. People with fibromyalgia often feel pain when light pressure is applied to these areas, whereas people without the condition feel little discomfort.] Read More of this article @

So Just How Much PAIN can You Take Before You Break? Medical Daily posted the article that added Fibromyalgia to the 12 Most Painful Experiences List- “How Much Pain Can The Human Body Endure?, “Aug 9, 2014 09:30 AM By Susan Scutt. 

The next time someone asked you what your pain levels are; I’m wondering should we have a way to show them? Each person experiences pain differently. There are hundreds, if not thousands of combinations of past injuries, elements, stress levels, other conditions, and a multitude of other variables that can exist in each individual when their pain is at a heightened level compared to their normal daily levels of pain. No person who has not experienced this type of pain can ever acclaim to truly understand it; yet many still try to convince folks they can handle it like it’s a piece of cake.

That’s why we who suffer this kind of pain must be prepared when our pain levels go beyond what we truly can bare.  Do you have a plan in place for your next flare up?  Get some help with developing your plan to combat the next flare up that will come sooner than later.  Learn how to talk real to your doctor when you need to. Show all respect; make sure they respect you too.

Check back for more tips and articles to help you learn more about your pain so you can learn how to overcome it!



5K Race 1K Fun Walk TODAY At Wolfe Park Col,OH #Fibromyalgia

Walk to cure Post Card Size-1To Day is the Day to

“Dig A Little Deeper”


Please join us today at Wolfe Park in Columbus, Ohio 12-4PM for the Race To Cure Fibromyalgia-



Vendors wanted 3-24-14Vendor walk-ins are welcome BE AT THE REGISTRATION TABLE 12PM-fees apply to support the race.


PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO THE CAUSE- we need your help to make fibromyalgia visible!





2 DAYS LEFT TILL Ohio #Fibromyalgia Events coming up this Weekend 5-17/18

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5-17-14 POOL PARTY- Victory Fitness Center East Location-3981 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43213 1-4pM

Open To Ladies-VFC Walk To Cure FM- POOL PARTY_Class

The day before the race have some fun and increase your energy level with a Demo of the Full Body Aqua Workout designed to help you reach your health and fitness goals.

Bring your swimsuit and a pair of pool shoes if you have them, not required, (Walmart Pool Shoes roughly $5.) .  Participate or be a spectator, your choice. Enjoy the Whirlpool and take a tour of the Gym. Door prizes and more… Bring Friends

SUNDAY MAY 18TH WALK TO CURE FM-OHio Registration Opens at 12:00PM Races Start at 1:05  Awards Ceremony 3PM with Entertainment and Catering by Ms. Loretta.  Vendors and More

Walk To Cure FM Media Kit PicFor More Details hover over the tab: Fibromyalgia 2014 Walk/Run for the drop down menu… select your choice




Please consider donating to this worthy cause; we still need help with covering the cost of the race.  Purchase a Cleveland Cavs Team Ball Raffle Ticket, Sponsor a Runner, Vendor Booth, and more Support #FibromyalgiaAwareness Cleveland Cavaliers FundRaiser-1


Submit Your Testimony for OHIO Fibromyalgia Hearing This Wednesday-

5-14-14 of Ohio House of REps RE_ SCR23Do you have Fibromyalgia?

Do you work with someone who has Fibromyalgia?

Do you love someone who has fibromyalgia?

Who do you know that has Fibromyalgia?

Do you live near or are willing to travel to Columbus, Ohio to appear before the Ohio House of Representatives, Health and Aging Committee?

Submit your testimony for either written record or scheduled appearance, by midnight tonight, Monday, 5-12-14 to She is organizing this effort for #FMS Awareness

Help bring awareness to those who live in pain with #Fibro 24/7 – 365 days of the year. Find out more about the Walk To Cure FM-OHio May 18th at Wolfe Park in Columbus, Ohio. Register to Walk/Run 1K-5K, be a Volunteer, Be a Sponsor, Donate to the Cause, Vendor Space Available, Awards Ceremony, Tee Shirts for donations, Race Hotline: 614-306-3794

Ohio State House- Share Your Story #Fibromyalgia SCR23 Testimony Hearing; this Wednesday 5-7-14

 Ohio State House Room 116- Share Your Story #Fibromyalgia SCR23 Testimony Hearing; this Wednesday 5-7-14 Contact Michelle@PRWithAPurpose.comOhio House of REps RE_ SCR23-1

Go From Invisible TO


YOUR Voice Counts

Hope you will be there!

IF you are to be heard you must register to speak.

Email Deadline for Testimony, late Monday night- 5-5-14

Email Deadline to be of record in attendance- Tuesday 5-6-14

NO registration needed to be there in the audience as supporters.

THANK YOU FOR ANY PARTICIPATION- #FibromyalgiaAwareness 5-1-14 Fibro Graphics

Please share this with local and news papers; what a story and journey this has been; finally we will be seen. At least in Ohio we will and hopefully abroad. I am committed to helping others overcome and reach ahead!

IF you would like to be a part of Ohio History and support #FibromyalgiaAwareness

Please select one of the following:
1) Like to attend the finale hearing for the now hearing testimony this coming Wednesday in Ohio State House Room 116- Please do come.
2)If you would like to be on record for your attendance where you would simply state your name, city, and a brief paragraph about #FM as you know it- OR
3) you would like to prepare a written testimony (Submit via email By Late Monday Night)  AND/OR speak your testimony during the hearing .–

Feel free to pick one of the options above and send me an email by the deadline.

Thank you for support #Fibromyalgia and the awareness for “Silent Tears No More”.

Find Out about the Walk To Cure FM-OHio 1K Fun Walk and 5K Run.  Click Here for details and registration. 

8X11 WalkTo Cure FM-OHio Card w- Registration 3-10-14 FRONT

#WalkToCureFMOHio UPDATES for May 18th Walk/Run at Wolfe Park

8X11 WalkTo Cure FM-OHio Card w- Registration 3-10-14 FRONT

Please continue to spread the word about the #WalkToCureFMOHio   May 18th- Wolfe Park , tell folks about it, tell it to local newspapers, TV reporters, businesses who may want to have a booth at the race, sponsors who just want to do some good and help out, people who will walk/run 1k- 5k, Share this pic on your wall and other social media sites. When we work together to bring awareness to #FM #Fibro #Fibromyalgia When We bring #Awareness   – we help each other overcome our #Pain
Tagged: #FM #Fibro #Fibromyalgia #NationalFibromyalgiaAndChronicPainAssociation , PR With A Purpose, E Michelle Lee, Ohio 5 K Run , Ohio 1 K Fun Walk, Wolfe Park, May 18th Event Columbus Ohio

Mary McDonough (Erin Walton from hit series “the Waltons”) coming up on the ‪#‎EMichelleLeeShow

3-12-14 Mary McDonough Erin WaltonMary McDonough (Erin Walton from hit series “the Waltons”) coming up on the ‪#‎EMichelleLeeShow‬ Wednesday, March 12th, in the 1:00 PM EST hour- Mary talks about her NEW Book”Lessons From The Mountain-what I learned from Erin Walton”, life growing up with the ‪#‎Waltons‬ , her battle with ‪#‎Fibromyalgia‬ and more. Tune in, call in with a question for Mary during the show-877-932-9766

“I can’t wait to read my Walton sister Mary McDonough’s memoir! Her intelligence, wit and insight guarantee that she will tell her story and ours in a moving and delightful way. Also, her status as a successful child performer qualifies her on the fascinating subject of children in show business.”–Richard Thomas (John Boy Walton)

“Mary has had the courage to face her fears and pain, and consequently is living a richer, fuller life. That’s Mary, full of life!”–Michael Learned (Olivia “Mama” Walton)

“Waltons fans will treasure an opportunity to see the woman behind the pretty face of one of their favorite family members, and even non-Waltons watchers will cheer her perseverance.”–Judy Norton (Mary Ellen Walton)

“Mary went on a personal odyssey and self-discovery that took her through very turbulent times. I have kept in contact with my ‘little sister’ over the years and she always seems to impress me. On a personal side, I like the ‘child stars gone good’ story that so many of us are, and Mary is one of my oldest and dearest friends.”–Eric Scott (Ben Walton)

“She’s a radiant woman whose truth comes from within…if I had to pick one word that described Mary Beth, it would be resilience.”–Earl Hamner (Creator of The Waltons)

Tune in, call in to the #EMichelleLeeShow on with a question for Mary during the show-877-932-9766 (3-12-14 1:00PM- Mary’s Interview)

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