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Chronic Pain Diaries

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When The Tables Turn…

In a bizarre twist of fate, I find myself in hospital again. Laptop propped on my lap, nurses on call, the strange beeps and hospital noises instantly recognisable. I have the essentials on the bedside table next to me;…

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I Thought I Was Fine.

Imagine smiling after a slap in the face. Then think of doing it twenty-four hours a day.― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief It’s been a while since I’ve written anything here. In fact, it’s been a while since I’ve been able…

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Fibromyalgia: It's More Than Just Pain!

So. This just happened. While I know that this was a question purely from curiosity, it made me realise how little most people (who don’t live with it) know about this illness. It’s not just about the pain. Fibromyalgia…

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It's Not Right, But It's OK….

This morning, I read a beautiful post by Laura Fenamore, entitled My Dream Team: The Support System We All Need (and Can Have!) Laura talks about her personal journey, and how she couldn’t have made it without the network of…

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Fight.

It’s been a few months now since I was finally labelled as having Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). I’d like to say that the diagnosis came with a magic off switch that made it all go away, but…

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I Just Want To Feel OK Today.

I’ve been living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia for a couple of months now. Well, no. I’ve been living with them for anywhere up to 9 years, but for 8 years and 10 months, I didn’t know what it was.…

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And I'm feeling good…

   (click to play) OK…So that title may not exactly be true. I’m not feeling that good, actually. Every muscle in my being hurts, I’m exhausted, my eyes are so dry it hurts to blink and I constantly feel…

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2012: The Year That Was…

I’m not sure I’ll be sad to see 2012 disappear this evening. Despite moments of glory for Britain as a whole, with incredible Jubilee and Olympic/ParaOlympic successes, when I recall this year it will always be tinged with a…

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HEALTH: Fighting a Hard Battle…

The diagnosis is in. Finally, after all these months and all these posts, I have an official diagnosis from a properly qualified medical professional. I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Perhaps I should feel relief that I finally know what…