How do I travel?

How do I travel ? I use Special Assistance. Airports around the world offer this service for free to help people with disabilities get to and from their flights. At ‘check in’ I get a wheelchair and a member of support staff and get whisked through Customs like a VIP. I’m delivered to the Gate…

ME and me… an article I’d like to share from The Telegraph

I hope you don’t mind me sharing this article with you from The Telegraph. I found it on my friend’s wall on Facebook. What a sad piece, when your life is thrown upside down and back to front you never seem to find what used to be your ‘normal life’ ever again! This sentence could…

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…

Top Of The List!

The big news yesterday was that we’ve got an allotment! We’ve been on the waiting list three years and are top of the list for one site and ninth for the other council run site. When I first put my name on the list Mr C was very unsure… what? why? Then in 2014 he won…

National Drug Facts Week – 26-31 January 2015

National Drug Facts Week is almost upon us and is an American idea to help teens especially to understand what the medicines they’re putting into their body do and what the side effects are.  Originally launched in 2010 by the American National Institute on Drug Abuse (part of the National Institute of Health) to counteract…

I Made Crochet Socks!

I love being able to crochet. It’s only been in my life for a couple of years and it’s still an addiction.  I have made clothes, winter warmers including hats, scarves and gloves, kitchen accessories tea cosies and trivets, brooches, cushion covers, slippers, blankets, Christmas decorations and blankets, lots of wonderful blankets for me, my…

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…

Fibromyalgia and my pain…

I love this Snoopy picture in relation to Fibromyalgia and chronic pain! I sometimes think that if I ache all over I should glow orange… if I’ve muscle spasms in certain areas it would be good if those areas glowed blue… if I was shattered and in pain everywhere purple would be good. Perhaps then…

Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Special Clandestine Cake Club Event

Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Special Clandestine Cake Club Event This event was held at Le Chalet in Leeds on Sunday 6 July 2014 to help raise awareness about mental health and also to show that cake can help your wellbeing!  I organised this event with the help and support of Lynn Hill, founder of…