Pushing your Spoonie Self

This poxy diagnosis (I don’t want to say my illness, my disability, because then I feel like I give it power) takes a LOT of getting used to (if you ever do).

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Could’ve been written by me

Full credit to http://fibrowomen.com/my-mom-has-fibromyalgia-reading-this-made-me-cry-for-her/ Chronic pain is increasingly rampant today. However, chronic pain and chronic diseases are often invisible. In many cases there are no plasters, visible rashes or nasal discharge involved. Those who suffer from chronic pain often appear “normal”, perhaps a little more fragile or sad than average. I suffered from chronic headaches…

Fibro and Work

Having Fibro and trying to complete ESA / PIP  questionnaires is like asking a blind man to play darts (Sorry if that analogy upsets anyone) BUT it sort of fits. You see, Stress increases the symptoms, So a difficult day (as practically all of them are) can go from just “difficult” to absolutely devastating in a…