What A Difference Two Years Make

Two years ago my life changed… I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.  In some ways it was a relief to know why I was constantly in pain and always tired. I thought a diagnosis would help me to get on with the life I knew. How wrong could I be?! My life has changed dramatically.  I’ve…

One Step At A Time…

Mr C saw this on his travels today… It reminds me of the saying my friend Mrs L told me to live by when I was first diagnosed with fibromyalgia… Steady Wins The Race!

Our Little Oasis

Oh heck what a week and it’s only Wednesday! My fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome get worse with stress, worry, lack of sleep and walking too far… I’m physically and mentally drained due to my mum being in hospital with a broken wrist since last Friday. I’ve been staying at my parent’s house since last…

Fibromyalgia – 12 Months On From Diagnosis

On 22 August 2013 my life changed forever.  I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia by my GP.  She hadn’t wanted to give me such a diagnosis and had tried to prove it was anything but this.  I can’t begin to tell you how many blood tests I’d had.  It was no surprise to me, I’d already…

Where’s The ON/OFF Switch?

I’m always being asked what Fibromyalgia is like, what are the symptoms, the causes, how it affects me. It affects people differently and just thinking about it can be exhausting. Some of the things I struggle with are chronic fatigue, tiredness and insomnia. It’s amazing how fatigue during the day can become insomnia at night!…

Fibromyalgia… Eight Months After Diagnosis

I’ve been discharged by Rheumatology today… back to the care of my GP… told to keep managing my fibromyalgia with a positive mind. To live life to the full but know my limits. Not to dwell on what I could do in the past and to keep looking forward. To take my pain meds and…

Feeling Blue from Fibromyalgia

I look in the mirror and usually don’t see anything… occasionally and I see me… I see Sharon, the same Sharon I’ve always seen looking back at me. Perhaps if I saw something else in the mirror it would be easier to deal with the fact that my body can’t do what it’s always been…

Clandestine Cake Club and My Wellbeing

Clandestine Cake Club and My Wellbeing For me this was another lovely afternoon filled with cake and friends old and new as well as Mr C and my mum.  Life’s not been easy over the last 18 months due to my health, first gallstones which meant surgery and then I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in…

Bowen Therapy

I love twitter, it’s somewhere you can network and find amazing people; not just people to talk to online with in short sentences that include @ and #, but people you can meet in real life who can sometimes make a difference to your life! One such person is Kim Holmes of Yorkshire Body Clinic….

Taking control back from Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia seems to fill most thoughts that I have every day.  Following my diagnosis it quickly took over making my life difficult in many ways.  Simple tasks either took forever or hurt me or both.  How on earth was I to continue being amazing when my life no longer felt like my own? Well four…

Fibromyalgia Throws Life Upside Down and Back To Front

Following on from my fibromyalgia diagnosis I have found that my life has been thrown upside down and back to front in many ways.  I’ve gone from being fit and active running round helping everyone I could, to walking very slowly with the aid of a stick and even had to resort to a wheelchair…

Simple Tasks Made Hard With Fibromyalgia

We all do simple kitchen tasks without thinking about them too much. In the last few months I’ve found it isn’t easy to peel and chop a potato or slice an onion. Jobs I did without even thinking about now cause hand spasms during and after as well as chronic pain hours later. Amazing how…