Nocturnal Wenchy

African Hips Don't Lie

I believe somewhere in the darkest night, a candle glows.

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,


Yesterday was physically an excessively painful day. From my elbows to my fingers tips which has already taking a beating from the Ankolising Spondylitis, was a no party zone.

The section of my body affected feels heavy. Accompanied by a dull ache that feels like it comes from the depth of the bone, beaming from the surrounding soft tissue. As if someone hit you. Hard. Only it lingers. It doesn’t ease up. Your skin feels as if it is on fire. Your cannot stand to be touched.

There is no build up and no warning. It is totally invisible in its destruction. It shouts at you in a raised voice. Other times soft tissue screams in a high pitch. Fibromyalgia is very loud in wanting to be heard. Persistent.

I suspect it may be female and keying my skin. #justsaying


I fell asleep at 3am, minus the sleep. 5am I came to lie in a magnesium salt bath.

We will fight a good fight. I come from a long line of (ok short…) giants dammit.


I wish you enough,

3 responses to “I believe somewhere in the darkest night, a candle glows.”

  1. Thank you for sharing your struggle… I have been dealing with a lot of pain lately and since the x-rays show “nothing”, I am left wondering if I might not have the same condition as you do.
    At times I feel great, at times I feel anxious and sore and other times I am just trying to breathe through the pain. It is agonising and relentless…


  2. Chronic pain is never fun. I wish you relief soon.


  3. Where do i get hold of you, i have the same. I am going through a flare up and really?….if i can ju st know what triggers it, i can handle/avoid flair ups much better….. i stay in the western cape, maybe there is a support group i can talk to?…


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Mom to many, wife to SirNoid. Lover of water, walks in the shade and all things purple.

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