I emailed the authors of the book "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia" last week and was pleasantly surprised to receive a reply over the weekend. Here is what I learned:
1. You must wear gloves when gardening.
2. Touching soil will not cause you to block like touching plants will.
3. You can still wear sandals in the grass (I thought I had read otherwise but I guess it's ok).
4. You can mow the lawn but you shouldn't walk on it barefoot the same day or you will block for that one day.
Good news for a flip-flop wearer like myself. Not good news for a gardener though. I might start doing my gardening earlier in the day so I don't have to deal with hot gloves in 85 degree weather. If you're interested in emailing Ms. Marek and Dr. St. Amand, their email address is firstname.lastname@example.org