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Fibromyalgia is a debilitating chronic pain disease that causes those that suffer from it to not only have to deal with chronic muscle pain, but other symptoms like chronic fatigue syndrome, TMJ, difficulty with memory or thinking, IBS, joint pain and stiffness, and a lot more.

Diagnosed in 2006, I have had to persevere through many difficulties related to this disease to become the person that I am now. Not only do I deal with severe muscle pain every day, it also causes me to pass out, so I have come to avoid driving as much as possible as well (so I don't pass out while driving and cause an accident), and there are days where I am in so much pain, I can't even get out of bed.
Because of this illness, I frequently makes trip to the local ER: [link] & [link]

Ever since I was diagnosed, I have done everything I can to bring more attention to the condition, in hopes that more understanding will lead to more research and eventually there will be easier ways to manage the pain and other symptoms that patients of this disease deal with every day.
To get an idea of what it's like to have this disorder, which is similar to dealing with some of the symptoms of Lupus, read this story: [link]

The ideas behind the set were to continue the color purple throughout the set (the color of the fibromyalgia awareness ribbon), and to show that despite the fact that I suffer from this illness, I overcome my disease to take advantage of my hyper-flexibility. The ribbons wrapped around my arms and that I hang from wrap around me like the pain that I deal with every day.

This set has been entered in the "Scantily Clad For A Cause" Contest on Zivity.com, and if chosen as the winner for this contest, the contest winnings will be donated to the National Fibromyalgia Research Association.

Gainesville, Fl is home to one of the leading doctors in Fibromyalgia, Dr. Staud (author of "Fibromyalgia for Dummies"). And in addition to the contest winnings being donated to the NFRA, all of the money that we make off of people's votes will be donated to Dr. Staud directly to help fund his continued research on this painful and debilitating disease.

To see the rest of this set and to vote on it, go here: [link]
Vote 5 times: Get your 3 favorite images sent to you in hi-res
Vote 10 times: Get the entire set sent to you in hi-res

If you'd like an invite for a free 30-day trial to vote for this set, let me know and I"ll send it to you. :)

Photographer/Editor: Pissed Off Pistol Photography :iconshenpsyco: [link]
Model/MUA/Stylist/Editor: Me [link] [link]
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DoMiNouS-Qi Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011   Writer
I Am So Happy I've Found You & Your Art! This Series Is The Most Touching Expression To Ever Grace My Life (No Exaggeration)... Truly, I Am... In Love! ~ Oh And How I Would Love A 30-Day Trial To Zivity So That I Could See The Entirety!! In Lak'ech Ala K'in!!! :iconbowplz: ~ :worship::iconpurpleheartplz:!!!! Stay Strong Sister! ~ I'll Always, Always Be With You!! ~ "Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong."
~Leo Buscaglia
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MordsithCara Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :) All I need is your email address and I'd be happy to send you a trial invite to Zivity. :)
- Chelsea
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deadmantwice Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
done, tenpromises
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CerebralAperture Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Student General Artist
I was born with the disorder over 30 year ago and as such have a very unique perspective on the term "Living with Fibromyalgia". Thank you for your set regardless of the outcome. If nothing else please know that it means a lot to me. Best Wishes :)
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Gentlekindman2003 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Wow! :)
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eruiz Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
you have THE perfect feminine form. i truly love your work.
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CarrionArt Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I suffer from similar symptoms, although my condition is localized and was the result of injuries. I admire your spunk and determination, though. And your work, as always, is beautiful and inspirational.

Please send me an invite, and I'd be happy to vote for this set.
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MordsithCara Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Send me your email address and I"ll send you an invite :)
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CarrionArt Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That would help, huh?

amorse@carrionart.com
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MordsithCara Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Invite sent :)
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CarrionArt Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, ma'am. Vote will be entered before the end of the day! :)
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fadedparadox Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Beautiful photo, and I hope it helps draw attention to this. A very good friend of mine has FM, so I've seen it first-hand. If you could send me an invite, I'll definitely vote.
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MordsithCara Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Send me your email address and I'll send you an invite :)
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DarkProxy Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
How sad the disease has taken so much from you if you ever wanted children carrying one to term is difficult and then caring for it would be hard
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MordsithCara Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yep. Thank you for reminding me of that.
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DarkProxy Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sorry about that :(
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vonlobo Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
lovly foto ;) be strong lady
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ShamDaddy Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful! Sorry about your condition! I deal with all kinds of fun stuff, too. My cane is always by my side.
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DarkBrainComics Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I am so sorry to read about your difficulties. I thank you for sharing such beautiful work and will remain a big fan - even if a little more touched than normal knowing the situation. It is inspiring to see you embrace beauty and enjoy life, in spite of challenges.
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acousticblues Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Absolutely wonderful photo! Beautiful! :-)
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