Q&A: A Day in the Life with Chronic Illness and Pain by a Fibro Spoonie

I’m writing this post as part of an evergreen linkup party by Sheryl of A Chronic Voice. I thought it was such a great way to try and articulate what daily life with fibro can be like. Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com In brief, illnesses and/or disabilities I have. Fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, migraine and … Continue reading Q&A: A Day in the Life with Chronic Illness and Pain by a Fibro Spoonie

Fibromyalgia Awareness Month – Four Things I Wish Non-Fibro People Understood

Life with fibro is hard. It’s not just the myriad symptoms which can occur at any time of the day or night, but one of the cruellest things is the prejudice we often have to deal with from others just because ours is an invisible condition. Some folks seem incapable of grasping what that means, … Continue reading Fibromyalgia Awareness Month – Four Things I Wish Non-Fibro People Understood

Escape to the Country – How might rural living impact on managing chronic pain?

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com During the seemingly never ending Covid lock-down, one of the news articles that’s stuck in my mind reported a huge spike in interest in moving to the countrysidei. The BBC cited figures that across the UK, there had been a 126% increase in enquiries about buying a home in a … Continue reading Escape to the Country – How might rural living impact on managing chronic pain?

March Wanderings

Since being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, the pace of my life has slowed considerably. But I don’t feel that that’s necessarily a bad thing, as it has given me the chance to immerse myself in nature on daily walks. I’d never have been able to do this pre-fibro as I was always too busy dashing here, … Continue reading March Wanderings

Fibromyalgia Diagnosis – Neurology or Rheumatology?

Disclaimer – this post relates solely to my own diagnosis story and should not be taken as medical information. By telling my story, I hope it might help others in their diagnosis journey. The type of medical professional who makes the initial diagnosis of fibromyalgia can vary depending on how symptoms present. In the UK, … Continue reading Fibromyalgia Diagnosis – Neurology or Rheumatology?