The community of lawyers who publish and maintain blogs is relatively small. One of the better and most prolific lawyer/bloggers is Sherrie Sisk from North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This past April, Sherrie inaugurated a new blog called The Tramadol Diaries which describes her struggle with fibromyalgia and discusses the legal, medical and lifestyle issues of living with and thriving despite chronic pain.
Sherrie describes herself as a “recovering lawyer” and notes that she has phased out her law practice because of her fibromyalgia. Now, she is transitioning into a new career as a write and a coach.
While the legal community will miss this talented and vocal advocate, the fibromyalgia community now has a passionate, determined and thoughtful voice who will discuss medical developments, communication issues and, I suspect, legal issues related to fibromyalgia. Besides her blog, Sherrie is at work on a book and offers coaching and speaking services.
In my law practice I have observed that many of my fibromyalgia clients often fit a profile – intelligent, over-achieving, type “A” individuals (mostly female) who are extremely organized and committed to finding relief from their symptoms. If you were not previously aware of Sherrie’s blog, I strongly recommend that you bookmark it or add its feed to your home page or blog reader software.