So its now 2015…

…2014 has been gone a total of 10 hours. I don’t plan on making any resolutions because I know that they won’t last although I did attempt to stop biting my nails last week which lasted about a day (I do try again every day though). Rather than making resolutions I just want to take each day as it comes, and do my best to get through it as much as I can.

Just Keep Smiling! 🙂 x

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Fibro… my… What thingy?

Fibro…my…whatever thingy… You know… Your condition thing…

It appears that my family don’t even know the name of my condition never mind understand what it is… A little frustrating but expected…

555104_10150660038733691_1417945611_nThis really doesn’t surprise me and to be honest I don’t even plan to take the time to explain or correct them. I have found that people just seem to accept the information that they want to know even if they are given different information

So much ouchiness!

Fibro Symptom #1 = IBS
gut

I just can’t seem to be able to not have a poorly tummy right now, not sure I have been this bad in a long time! Trust it to be the time that I go home to visit the family… Feeling so bad that I have just curled up and used my heat teddy all day… Not great right now 😦

Just Keep Smiling

Hope you had a lovely Christmas!

😮 How has it been 4 days since I last posted, that is crazy?!

Hope everyone had a good day on Christmas whether it is something you celebrate or not. I had a great day overall, received bad news in the morning that my friend had passed away and also still coping with the news that my step mum had passed the day before, however watching the boys (nephews) being so happy and excitable just helped the day go smoother.

I have been at work every day until then in which they are starting to leave me in charge of the front counter (I work in Fast food!) and allow me to do the paper work and plan breaks and things (Which is exciting) it is tiring, I come home and I am just so tired. We have been a lot more busier than anyone planned we would be, or expected us to be.

I have gone home for a few days to just see the family and just to get away for a few days…imagesCAWF39EG
Just Keep Smiling! 🙂 x

When fibro fog strikes it appears I have no words

I was just thinking about a ‘bad day’ I had a few days ago and realised I had no words for what happened. I had severe pain in my neck but as usual I battled through it and carried on with my day at work but I kept making simple little mistakes throughout the day (sign something else was going on) I finished work and went to do a little bit of Christmas shopping with a friend. This is when my problem really started, I suddenly could not remember what I needed. I got frustrated with myself but couldn’t even find the words to explain to what my issue was. Looking back on it now it is all quite clear to me (Fibro fog) however as much as I got frustrated this didn’t help my situation at all so I wandered around hopeless with no idea what I needed, chatting things through with my friend and little bits started coming back to me and eventually I got my shopping done (even if I did forget a few things, it was progress). brain fog

Anyway my point to this whole story is my friend must have thought I was a right weirdo….If I had the right words I would have explained everything…

Just Keep Smiling! 🙂 x

My 2 year anniversary!

Saturday 20th December marked my 2 year anniversary for my official diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and if I am honest it has been the most successful 2 years of my life so far…Let me explain…

Before being diagnosed I was all over the place, life was a complete mess and I was close to leaving university and just screwing everything up. Then came a rheumatologist who listened to me and tested me and gave me this diagnosis. Fibromyalgia. Something I had never heard of before and yet was not given much information about. I was left to go and research it myself. So anyway back to the story…

Since the diagnosis I stayed and graduated from University with a 2:1 Degree in Drama and now I juggle 2 jobs, both of which I love (in their own unique ways). I have a clearer head and I am able to work through things easier because in my head if I give up and let my condition beat me then I may as well not be here anymore, I should just give up on life. So I have worked harder than I have before and I am more determined to make something of my life.

Its amazing how something as simple as an answer can help.

Just Keep Smiling! x