hi all... this will be my third year at burning man. i'm working as the assistant volunteer coordinator for the cafe at center camp (if you were at the town hall, i was behind the cafe table with black & red braids. i have recently been diagnosed with an icky disease called fibromyalgia that affects my muscles--making them burn with pain and making it difficult to get around and do a lot of stuff. obviously, it doesn't keep me from going to the town hall or to crafting parties for center camp or working four hours a day. but a lot of people have been telling me that i shouldn't go this year! shouldn't go??? f*ck that!!! i'm sure that there's a way that i can make some changes to how i burn so that i can burn this year and every year i choose to. i'm also pretty confident that i can figure it all out on my own. but then again, it would be nice to hear from someone who has burned & is not physically 100%... if you are one of these people, talk to me... how did you make it a radical burn for yourself???