I don't think I've actually written an actual blog post despite having been a member for a while. But then maybe I have, my memory is what I forget with.
So I'm almost 41, I live with my elderly parents and my Mother acts as my carer and helps me do all the things I can't do for myself or can't do at all in some cases. More often than nowt the latter unfortunately.
I was positively diagnosed with Fibro roughly nine years ago if I remember correctly by two Rheumy specialist while attending a regular appointment about my RA.
I've had RA for around 13 years now, around 10 years since the hospital confirmed it, I've also have IBS since my early twenties. I was born with congenital spinal deformities which weren't discovered until my teens when they began to adversely affect me.
Just last month I was also told I have Carpal Tunnel in both my hands/wrists as well. Well it had been almost 9 years since I had another condition added so I was probably long overdue.
I now have to use two comfy crutches to stand let alone walk any distance. I used one regular crutch for about a decade prior to being upgraded due to personally downgrading so to speak.
So I think that covers everything, but then again I probably have forgotten something, fibro fog is not my bosom buddy regardless of how it has adhered itself to my person. I have a lot of physio to do daily for my various health issues and an OT determined to add to it 'for my own good' because it will heal me apparently.
I also have to take 5 different prescription medications adding up to over 20 tablets a day. Thankfully the Scottish Government abolished charges a couple of years ago it was getting more than a little expensive even with a pre-paid yearly certificate.
Fun all around really.
Glad to be aboard, so to speak.