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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 | Pain Management - Initial Assessment


This is just a quick update post following on from my breakthrough post here.

So a few weeks ago, I had my first Pain Management Unit appointment. It was just the initial appointment, but I was still so nervous about it! I always feel a bit nervy when it comes to fibro related appointments, I never know what to expect and I still get quite emotional when I discuss it.

Really I had nothing to worry about! The Doctor running it was so lovely, he was so friendly and also so knowledgeable about fibromyalgia, so I've been able to learn a lot more about it too which was fab for me.

Another great thing about this initial assessment was how positive the doctor was. It's very easy to fall into a state of negativity, and I was definitely on that path, but I've been given a whole new sense of positivity towards how I can manage my pain.

So good news, the doctor has said that he thinks the pain management course would be really good for me, so he's put me forward for it! I'll be going for 3 hours a week for 6 weeks. The positive vibes I got from the doctor has got me feeling really good about this, I'm hoping I learn a lot from it. I actually have no idea what to expect, I don't really know what happens on the pain management course but I'm excited (and a little nervous) to find out.

I plan on posting about my experience throughout this course, so once I get started I'll have weekly posts all about it!

If you've been on a pain management course, what did you think? Do you have any advice for anyone going for the first time? I'd love to hear your stories and advice!

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  1. Awesome news - good luck for the course! Lowen @ livingpositivelywithdisability.com

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    1. Thank you! Fingers crossed it makes a difference :)

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