My personal story on learning to live and self-manage my condition of Fibromyalgia.
After many years of uncertainty the importance to finally receive a diagnosis.
The awful realisation of being unable to work for many years and how my illness has affected my family, my whole life.
Then being able to attend a Pain Management Programme at the local Rheumatology Hospital.
Learning new techniques, skills and self-management that has now changed my life for the better.
Which then gave me the confidence to work part time for a year to see how I managed, especially with the fatigue part of the condition.
Then resulted in me being offered a part time permanent paid position
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