I live in Silicon Valley. This is basically the standard greeting here.

It’s 3:13 on the morning of Boxing Day. While I should be sleeping with visions of sugar plums dancing in my head (do they actually dance? I would’ve thought they bounce and roll. Maybe that’s dancing to them?) I am, in fact, curled up on the couch under a very heavy and very soft electric blanket, waiting for my muscles to stop spasming and for my neck to be able to move side to side without a problem, and, for whatever reason, my right eyebrow to stop stabbing itself with an icepick.

Just the simple things, really.

And this is where our time together begins. I know not how long we will spend together or how this blog will evolve, but that’s not something to worry about.

Focus on the present.

My name is DK. I’m a 28-year-old transmasculine dude who has fibromyalgia, as well as a few co-existing conditions. My fibromyalgia diagnosis became official in 2017, though I have been battling the symptoms for years with the response from the medical community and others that I was “lazy”, “faking it”, or “would be perfectly healthy if I lost a few pounds”.

Fibrofied is a look at my day to day life with fibromyalgia, whether it’s reviewing a product I’ve tried, talking about the latest breakthrough in fibromyalgia research, sharing spoonie friendly recipes, or whatever else seems to come across my path as I navigate the choppy waters that is my life in search of smooth sailing or a port to rest.

I live in the always sunny (and ridiculously overpriced) San Francisco Bay Area with my partner, known on this blog as Mr. Otter and a 13-year-old female German Shepherd/Golden Retriever mix.

I’m a Hufflepuff and an Aquarian. I love all things Disney, Breaking Bad, Norse mythology, and Celtic Rock. I play the electric ukulele and can recite the entirety of The Lion King.

It’s great to meet you all, and I hope this will be the start of an awesome journey together!