About Chronic Gal


Hi there!  I’m Jamie a.k.a Chronic Gal.  I just decided to create this blog for my own personal sanity.  To have a place I can vent, share things that make me smile or sad and connect with other people who deal with chronic illness in their life.  I often feel so disconnected  from people because they don’t understand chronic illness.  I try very hard to find the beauty in life through all this pain and mess around me.

I am 48 years old, married 13 fabulous years and a Gemini (hey man what’s your sign 😉 ?  My children are grown and off having families and lives of their own now.  I retired from the nursing field of 17 years in hospice and geriatrics.

Okay time to tell you about about Chronic Gal.  I was diagnosed officially with Fibromyalgia about 4 years ago but since I had a TIA (mini stroke) in my early 30’s  life physically just went down hill pretty quick.  As it stands now here is a list of all my official diagnosis.



  • Fibromyalgia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Insomnia
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Malabsorption Syndrome
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Arthralgias In Multiple Sites
  • Hypotension
  • Muscular Spasms
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Trochaneric Bursitis
  • Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • TMJ
  • Joint Pain Localized In Hips
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Depression

Now on to more pleasant things.  Things I love (besides my family & friends of course) I love Rooster decor which is how my kitchen and living room is decked out.  Adore Victorian images and art.   I adore kitties (ya I could be the “cat lady”) but am an huge animal lover all around.  I am also what my kids call a “tree hugger” and my favorite place to be is in Mountain regions.  Fresh clean air and the smell of pine trees.  Oh and I have an addiction named COFFEE.  I love love love it.  My husband says I am a coffee snob LOL I’ll save that for a story later.

So, give me a follow and let’s chat!


Jamie Volner – Tucson Arizona


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