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"MY STORY " Well at least thus far

Hello everyone

the Personal is Martyn , I now live near Burton On Trent I saw this forum whilst flitting through various stuff and decided to join up I think I got a diagnosis offered whilst living in LEEDS,in 2001 from a nice lady Doctor who had been my GP for about 1.5 years at the time and she knew I had a long long history of bad arthritic type complaints in most of my joints and muscles throughout my body and she heard about the complex injuries I received by being hit by a car in 1962 but that is another story I can tell some other time...

So anyway the GP, she offered up Fibromyalgia as my problem anyway cut the story into short bits a lot of water has gone under the bridge since then including many major depressive bouts. Diabetes setting in , Cervical Spondylitis and now Ankylosing spondylitis confirmed just recently I also am struggling to get over over some surgery on my back right now but the 11 stitches are having other ideas even after 2 weeks I am still having bleeds. BUT I am not too upset over this I have always tended to be the odd one out when it comes to having anything wrong its never a text book scenario with me I am also the type that can seemingly recover quite quickly from some things and but without notice relapse for no apparent reason it has mystified more than few medical types over the years. my most recent problems I am just getting the better of having being in the care the the Crisis team from one of our nearby hospitals I get signed over to a Community practice team very soon after more than 4 months of their great care they have shown me it was to have taken place on the 10th of the Month but the person due to take hold of the reigns has reported in sick so I am now waiting for a new change over date. ( I hinted that nothing is straight forwards with me LOL)

Anyway I feel I am getting Scriveners Palsy a bit on the keyboard and feeling a little tired with having to use the big fat muscle in my head again :-) so will end it there for now

before I start blubbering on about my hobbies which I have and try to enjoy pain permitting

********************************************************************************************A MEMBER OF MANKIND



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hi Martyn and welcome.


Hello fellow human, greetings.


Welcome to the forum Martyn :)

You have definitely landed in the right place for support and advice. it sounds like you've had an interesting time of it medical wise. A lot of us here have experienced similar things :)

There is never just one thing niggling but many and never knowing which it will be when you wake up LOL

It is hard work using the 'big muscle at the top' sometimes and here we recognise that as many of us have problems with it. Have you checked out our Mother site fibroaction.org yet? There is a wealth of info there regarding all things fibromyalgia including printable and downloadable fact sheets, research articles and many other things.

I'd love to hear about your hobbies we all have something to keep us busy and entertained and we have a creative corner where you can put pictures of things you've painted/drawn or made. Hobbies are positive things to have even if we cannot manage them in the same way. Sometimes we need to adjust the way that we do things so that it makes it easier.

Looking forward to seeing you around and please join in on the posts whether it's for a moan or a giggle we do have a comedy corner too! laughing is good for us :D

Fluffie hugs and smiles for you

:) xxxsianxxx :)

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My wlecome to you too martyn.


Where do I find the "Creative Corner?" I might want to post one of my Photoshop compositions that reflect how I feel sometimes.


Hi Clare :)

When you click on the 'all posts' link it should be on the right of your screen under the title 'Topics'

However, when you write a post there's a box which when you scroll onto it will give you a list of topics to put your post into, 'creative corner' should be there.

Hope this helps

:) xxxsianxxx :)

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Hi m1dnv

I sincerely hope that you are feeling as well as you possibly can be today? Welcome to the forum and it is wonderful to make your acquaintance. I am so sorry to read that you have been suffering with all of these issues for so long, and I genuinely hope that you can find some resolution and relief to the problems.

I see that my colleague, zeb73, has pasted you a link to our mother site, and I hope that you find this useful? I genuinely look forward to bumping into you around the site.

All my hopes and dreams for you



Bless your heart!!! You have really been through it sweetheart!!! I pray you get to feeling better very soon. Have you been to a pain clinic? It really saved me, as my neck,head and shoulders wouldn't allow me to lay my head down on a pillow. It was if it were in a vise. I can only imagine your pain. xxxx Mitzi


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