Hi folks! I've been working really hard these last few months to minimise the effects of my fm on my daily life. I still get joint and muscle pain - mostly in the mornings, but i've 'pushed thru' it and can now be fully mobile within ten minutes!
I have to walk my dog every day and this has also helped - i go to bed properly tired at night and the quality of my sleep has also improved soooo much! I've changed my diet considerably, though I still can't give up the chocolate, but I've lost weight and this helps with my very tender knees!
My job is to look after an elderly lady for 30 hours per week. I help her with personal care, do her cooking, shopping and cleaning and I'm OFF Benefits (hurrah). Don't know how long this will last as she very old (97!) but for the first time in ages my self esteem and confidence have both had a massive boost. best of all, I can ring ATOS and cancel my home visit. I'm my own person again and that feels great. Still have bad days when moving is painful, but I've promised myself that I won't let it beat me. I won't be held to ransom by a horrible condition any more.
Just wanted to share some good news! Take care all xxx