Fibro Blogs, Fibromyalgia

My Experience of the Access Card

The access card is a card you can apply for if you are living with a disability. It can be used to prove disability and receive assistance without having to bring loads of documentation. It comes with different symbols depending on your access needs. I use mine for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome and find… Continue reading My Experience of the Access Card

Fibro Blogs, Fibromyalgia

Finding a New Job When Living with Chronic Illness

I have been working in theme park entertainment for over 6 years, and worked my way up to a manager role. However, the role is no longer suitable for my health. Don't get me wrong, my managers have been understanding and made some adjustments such as not working over my hours, having split days off,… Continue reading Finding a New Job When Living with Chronic Illness

Fibro Blogs

My Fight to Be Diagnosed With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

It's been such a long time since I last posted! I can only apologise. A lot has happened this year including lots of amazing things, but the one negative constant has been my health. As usual, my health has never been great, and it has not been helped by the pandemic, leading to lots of… Continue reading My Fight to Be Diagnosed With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Fibro Blogs, Fibromyalgia

6 Ways I Get the Most Out of Life Despite Chronic Illness

Over the last year, since lockdowns forced me to rethink my lifestyle and how important my health is, I've made a decision to start putting myself first and it has really changed my outlook on life. Below are 6 ways I get the most out of life despite living with chronic pain and fatigue: I… Continue reading 6 Ways I Get the Most Out of Life Despite Chronic Illness

Fibro Blogs, Fibromyalgia, Your Fibro Questions Answered

Top Tips For Living With Fibromyalgia

May is fibromyalgia awareness month with fibromyalgia awareness day on 12th May. This year I'm working with Fibro Blogger Directory to bring you recommendations from fibromyalgia bloggers around the world on what helps them. There are links to my fellow bloggers if you want more information on any of the recommendations. I have been diagnosed… Continue reading Top Tips For Living With Fibromyalgia

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What It’s Like To Be A Young Adult With Fibromyalgia

When I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, the only people I knew who had it were far older than me. When I started to look into it though, quite a lot of young people do suffer with it but it isn't often diagnosed till much later in life. My first symptoms started when I was 13… Continue reading What It’s Like To Be A Young Adult With Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Poems

You Are Worthy

When you are at your worst Just remember you are wanted You are loved and cared for You are worthy of that love You may not feel worthy of life sometimes Or that life just keeps throwing bad things your way But there are always things to be grateful for And things that you can… Continue reading You Are Worthy

Fibro Blogs, Fibromyalgia

Putting Your Health First

Putting your own health first over everything else is so important. You may think it feels selfish or rude, but it is essential, especially when living with chronic illness. Chronic illness can make the simplest activities difficult or impossible. You smile and carry on even when you feel like you might break your body/mind. You… Continue reading Putting Your Health First

Fibro Blogs, Fibromyalgia, Fibromyalgia Poems

We Are The Invisible

We are the invisibleTrapped in our homesBehind closed curtainsWe may seem OK to youBut if you look close enoughYou'll see we are suffering We are the invisibleWe are barely survivingWatching others succeedGetting on with their livesWhile we are hiddenFar away from the outside world We are the invisibleSuffering in silenceWe don't want a fussWe just… Continue reading We Are The Invisible

Fibro Blogs, Fibromyalgia

The Similarities Between Chronic Illness and Highly Sensitive Personality

You feel so deeply about things and you cannot help it. Stimuli can be overwhelming. You absorb other people's emotions. Time pressures make you anxious. You often need to take yourself away from your busy life, to restore your balance. You overthink often. You have a vivid imagination. Change can be hard to process. You… Continue reading The Similarities Between Chronic Illness and Highly Sensitive Personality