Firstly thank you to everyone who responded with advice yesterday.
In all it took approx 3 hours. Initially I was taken to be weighed and measured and my blood pressure checked, then back to the waiting room.
Next I was asked to lie on a bed and loosen my skirt, then examined by a lady registrar. She was lovely, and very kind. She told me Fibro is hard to diagnose so she would be pressing on various parts of my body. She said it would hurt, and that I would curse her later, but it only hurt briefly, so I thought I'd be OK. The she talked to me, to see what I understood of the condition, and told me what therapy, support and medication is available, and happily signed me up for everything. She then told ne it would take about 2 years for me to learn to understand and manage my condition, but after that time i would be back in work, living a full life and doing exactly what I want to do - yeah, I wish!!
I was sent back to the waiting room, then called for again, as being a new patient, A doctor wanted to examine me.. Back on the bed. He wasn't quite as gentle but seemed to ignore my yelps, and at one point when checking my arm, which has been giving me hell for four years he said "no pain there then" - I had tears rolling down my cheeks it had hurt so much, so just snapped "Yes it does hurt". He also poked and prodded various other points, squeezing and tapping - It wasn't my fault that as he tapped down my shin I kicked him in the groin - didn't mean to but if he would stand at my feet and lean over as he hammered along my shin bone, what did he expect? It even took me by surprise as I didn't realise I had any tender points there.
Although the registrar had arranged a lot of support, the darned doctor vetoed many of them (Typical) So I might have a bit of a fight to get the help I need. So much happened, and was said that my mind is confused, but I think I must wait 6 weeks before an appointment with a physiotherapist, as apparently they are very busy. Then I am to have guidance and support for three months, after which I will be reviewed and discharged.
Finally I had a lot of blood taken - 6 phials. Enough to keep a vampire happy for a day or two I was told it's a process of elimination. If all blood tests are clear, then the Fibro Diagnosis is 100% . Though if anything medical found in blood tests I will be referred for treatment to an appropriate clinic.
Came home 1pm, had a sandwich, cup of tea, checked mail - then felt so tired. I was told to rest on returning home, and it was my plan to just sit on the bed reading my Kindle but I felt exhausted and fell asleep - for THREE hours (most unlike me, as I never sleep for more than an hour at a time). My son had to persuade me to get up so we could eat. OUCH I feel as though I have been steam rollered. I can't believe just how much of me hurts, every joint, muscle, ligament, tendon etc, places I never knew I had now hurt. So I am planning to have an early night tonight, and just hope that I sleep, and will be feeling better tomorrow.
Hope this information helps someone, and thanks again for the support