I met Tami in October 2014 when I was at the NFMCPA Leaders Against Pain Training. During our self-introductions she stated, “I help women with Fibromyalgia find hope through one-on-one coaching and patient advocacy.” “I know my purpose in life has always been to encourage hope.”
Tami was sick a lot as a child. She said, “My parents always said that they took me to the doctor for maintenance”. She had mono when she was in 8th grade and recognizes she had symptoms even at a much earlier age. People diagnosed with Fibromyalgia often had an emotional or physical trauma that triggers the onset of Fibromyalgia.
Working 9 years in an extremely stressful job was Tami’s trigger. She left the job in 2006 and was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2007. Like most Fibromites, Tami has her list of co-morbidities. Chronic Headaches, IBS, Hashimoto’s disease, TMJ, Raynauds, Sleep Disorders, Adrenal Fatigue & Depression.
After trying many medications and treatments she decided to work with a health coach. After 6 months of working with a health coach her life was greatly improved.
She wanted to be able to help others the way she had been helped and decided to become a health coach and work primarily with Fibromyalgia patients.
She wanted to share her experience and try to help others live with Fibromyalgia, emotionally adjust, find good providers, manage their energy and find treatments that really do help. “Fibromyalgia changes your life and you have to change your expectation and how you choose to live” says Tami. “Self-Care, not pushing yourself too hard, learning how to take care of yourself through sleep and diet helps manage your conditions”
Tami encourages hope and healing as a coach, author, and patient advocate. A fibromyalgia patient herself, Tami has gone from disabled to thriving. Her compassion, gentle support and fun coaching style help women with fibromyalgia take back control of their lives.
Chosen as one of the 15 Best Fibromyalgia Blogs of 2015, Healthine says that reading Tami’s blog is, “like having your own health coach and guest posts are inspiring too.”
Tami is a graduate of the Leaders Against Pain Scholarship Training sponsored by the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association and a member of the Leaders Against Pain Action Network.
My Book review; I highly recommend Tami Stackelhouse’s book. Having learned to manage her own Fibromyalgia and being a Fibromyalgia Health Coach, Tami passes her experience and knowledge onto others so they do not have to spend their time researching what she has already done. Her style and format ensures the reader will not only have a better understanding of fibromyalgia but learn how to manage pain, sleep, and energy and how to work with Doctors and a health coach. If you have fibromyalgia and are looking for a book that is easy to read, offers helpful tips on living with fibromyalgia or want a better understanding on how to manage fibromyalgia symptoms this is the book for you. You can find out more about Tami at www.MyRestoredHealth.com.