Accepting ‘Chronic Illness’ (Updated Post) | Carole Scrafton

Acceptance is often viewed as a grieving process, which is a great way to look at it because we do mourn our old lives from when we were fit and agile.

It can be a very emotional and anxious time because our lives need to change in so many ways so that we can adapt them to what our illnesses will allow us do. We do mourn the losses of our independence, mobility, social contact and possibly even our jobs / livelihoods.… Read More Accepting ‘Chronic Illness’ (Updated Post) | Carole Scrafton

(EDS UK) Ehlers Danlos UK – Fibromyalgia and CF (Chronic fatigue) by Dr Alan Hakim, MA FRCP

Do you have EDS, JHS, HMS or Fibro alongside Chronic Fatigue?   Do you know what Chronic means?, or the term General Pain This is an educational read, that explains the differences between Chronic Widespread Pain (CWP) and Chronic General pain (CGP) and Chronic Fatigue.  it also explains some correlations between CWP, CGP, fibro and fatigue &… Read More (EDS UK) Ehlers Danlos UK – Fibromyalgia and CF (Chronic fatigue) by Dr Alan Hakim, MA FRCP

Nomination > LIEBSTER AWARD 2018

Thanks to Afternoon Tea4Two  | Barmac5 for nominating me for the Liebster award!
I am really tickled, thankyou for nominating FibroFlutters for this award, I shall embed the badge on a widget.

The award is supposed to be for those with under 200 followers, so I have mainly nominated bloggers who have a wordpress following of around 200 or less like me. 
All nominees are from my wordpress reader list.… Read More Nomination > LIEBSTER AWARD 2018

SPOONIE TALK | A Letter to My Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome | The Mighty

Chronic Illness writer, and contributer to The Mighty, Lauren King writes a letter to her chronic illness, EDS expressing her gladness at finally being introduced…. Opening Lines ‘To my chronic illness, from the person who is glad to finally know your name. Dear Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Oh, hi there. I didn’t notice you for 25 plus years.… Read More SPOONIE TALK | A Letter to My Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome | The Mighty

Pain: Hope Through Research: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Do you live life in pain, know someone who does or care for someone in chronic pain with chronic illness? Do you know what pain is? Would you like to read more about the differing types and the neurological connections? The following link takes you to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)… Read More Pain: Hope Through Research: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Fibromyalgia – Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders – Merck Manual Professional Edition

via Fibromyalgia – Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders – Merck Manual Professional Edition. Merck & Co Manuals Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. From developing new therapies that treat and prevent disease to helping people in need, we are committed to improving… Read More Fibromyalgia – Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders – Merck Manual Professional Edition

Somatic Symptom Disorder. Learn about this disorder. | Patient

Somatic Symptom Disorder. Learn about this disorder.  Via Patient – patient.info/ Somatic Symptom Disorders PatientPlus articles are written by UK doctors and are based on research evidence, UK and European Guidelines. They are designed for health professionals to use, so you may find the language more technical than the condition leaflets. (taken from Patient) It… Read More Somatic Symptom Disorder. Learn about this disorder. | Patient