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…

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…

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…

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…