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?

What I’ve learned about living with fibro…from my dogs

One of the most positive aspects of my life with fibromyalgia is that fact that I now have two lovely dogs. I’d wanted a dog for many years pre-fibro, but my former fast-paced, hectic lifestyle wouldn’t have been conducive to dog ownership. Becoming a dog owner has been one of the best decisions I have … Continue reading What I’ve learned about living with fibro…from my dogs