Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia
Hi everyone, I’m Gemma,
I thought everything must be in my head that or i’m dying. There is no way anyone can possibly just “keep” going through all of this pain and sheer exhaustion. What an earth is happening to me, my mind, my body? I’m a fairly active person with four wonderfully active/hyper/crazy children!! In the couple of years things have deteriorated far too quickly for my liking. Leaving me somedays unable to manage the simplest of tasks with being in agony or crying through exhaustion and depression.
I suffer with Cyclothymia, but recently my lows have been much worse and my whole body radiates in pain in one way or another! I ache, am continually exhausted, no amount of sleep is enough or I am simply unable to sleep. The list goes on!
I’ve recently been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in areas on both of my hands and in hips. I have had surgery on the right hip and awaiting the left.
Now a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia. So it’s been a tough couple of years, back and forth seeing various doctors, consultants, chiropractors and Physiotherapists.
Lots for me to now learn and changes to be made in my life to suit my needs… Tough going when you own your own company, work from home, enjoy four children with a reasonable sized home and garden to keep on top of. 🤣
Somehow I assume things will get easier and with the right exercise and rest we can live pretty normal lives?! Eventually that’s what i’m hoping for anyway.
Since last spring, when the pain became unbearable, for one reason or another I have been doing less and less! I miss my yoga, days out with the kids etc. Everything leaves me exhausted and in agony!
Thankfully I had an amazing Chiropractor, with her help and guidance we managed to get the right team in place to diagnose and treat me.
This website is one of the first places I have been directed to.
So here goes, any help and advise welcome!! I’m all ears. But the same goes, happy to help where and if I can.
Big hugs beautiful peeps and no matter what, just keep going 💪 You’ve got this ❤️ xx
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