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Preparing for a Hen Do with Fibromyalgia

I'm not going to lie, I've got an insanely busy few months coming up. As someone who is used to spending a lot of time alone, this is genuinely so different to my normal life, but I'm so happy about it! I did a quick post earlier this year going over some of the things I've got going on this year, so I thought I'd share some posts about how I'm preparing for these with regards to my fibro.
First up I've got two hen do weekends for two amazing bride to be's this year. I am so excited and crazily happy that I've been asked to attend. I've got one in Benidorm and one in Leeds, and they're both going to be jam packed with activities to make it an unreal time. But with this comes a lot of preparation on my end, to make sure I know I can have a fantastic weekend without a dreaded fibro flare. Whilst I'm fully expecting to need a bit of recovery after, I'd like to try and make it through both weekends without a flare up.
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The Fibro Diaries | Breakthrough

When it comes to Fibromyalgia, I very rarely have any updates because it's one of those conditions where nobody really knows what's going on! It's a very frustrating condition to have as it seems like you're very limited on help.

Luckily though, I do have some updates! Last year I applied for funding for the Pain Management Unit in Newcastle, but unfortunately it was declined. To say I was gutted was an understatement, I was heartbroken as I felt like this would have been the perfect thing for me, as my biggest struggle with Fibromyalgia is mentally handling the pain and fatigue, and dealing with stress.

I decided to go back to my GP to see what else could be done, and he informed me that there was in fact a Pain Management Unit in my area, and so I have been referred to this instead! Because it's in my area, there's no applying for funding, just waiting for an appointment, so no disappointing calls telling me I've been declined, thankfully! I'm not sure I could have taken another one.

I'm quite excited but nervous for this, I have no idea what to expect or if it will even help, but all I can do is try. It feels great to know that I'm moving forward too, as for a while I was stuck in a rut (hence why this blog came about!) so it's exciting to think how this may improve my life with Fibromyalgia.

I look forward to keeping you all up to date with my journey through the Pain Management Unit and how it helps (or doesn't!) with my Fibromyalgia. 

Fingers crossed!

Abbey xx


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