Saturday, 26 March 2011

FMSSAS eNews 11.03.26

Hello again
Monday was officially the first day of spring, and how pleasantly spring-like it was.  Quite a tonic!  In fact it has been a pretty good week.
Sheila Mayo is still in hospital but her daughter told me that she hopes to be home soon with a permanent live-in carer.  Sheila’s house is being decluttered to make room for hospital equipment.  There are a number of pictures done by members of the Art Class that Sheila used to teach.  If you were a member of that group and would like to reclaim your artwork, please let me know.  Otherwise it will sadly be thrown away or at least recycled.
13.  The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Our new Blogspot
Has anyone managed to access the blogspot?  I’m not sure how easy it is for others to get into!  If you do, please post a comment so I can see how you are doing.  Meanwhile I will continue to send eNews as email.
Reigate and Banstead Voluntary Service
Newsletter, March 2011
Fibromyalgia Conference, 8th-11th April 2011
Last minute bookings!  If you didn’t get a-round-tuit before, it’s not too late.  Contact Jeanne Hambleton immediately if you would like to attend  She has a few places left and is anxious that the maximum number of people possible will be able to benefit from the conference.  It will be an action packed weekend.  See her latest news flash here
How are you managing the stress of everyday life?
Rebecca Richmond offers some advice.
'Loose Joints' Highly Associated with Migraine, ME, CFS, FMS etc
Most people see ‘double-jointedness’ as a common, harmless condition. But in people with joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS) - a condition where joints easily move beyond their normal range - it could be the precursor and cause of migraines and other problems, reports Vincent Martin, MD, a headache expert at University of Cincinnati Health Center who himself has hypermobile joints and migraine.
 GP consortia and the health transition period
 This document provides a summary of the main developments in relation to GP consortia as at February 2011. The information is correct at the time of writing but, with changes happening so quickly, the information could be superseded. Updates to this document will therefore be provided when necessary.
Fibromyalgia: An Afferent Processing Disorder Leading to a Complex Pain Generalized Syndrome
Pain Physician: March/April 2011 - A comprehensive history and overview of fibromyalgia.
2011 Heart and Soul Grant Competition
Deadline 28th March, so put your skates on and get your creative juices running!  Submit an original four to eight-line poem that reflects the work and/or mission of the applicant organisation.  (FMSSAS?!)
Debbie Stevens Wellbeing or Girls’ Nights In Events.
Congratulatins to Debbie who tells us -:  We are part of the ‘best of’ Worthing and there are 400 other best of’s all over the UK, each area has an A-Z listing of the best trades. They ran a competition to find the best loved traders, and I have just won the ‘best loved’ Alternative therapist in the UK.  See Debbie’s Girls’ Nights In update
Don’t forget to put your clocks forward an hour tonight!  Go to bed early in order to get your beauty sleep!
Kindest regards

N.B. I would like to point out to you all that the information in my eNewsletters does not necessarily infer endorsement by the charity Fibromyalgia Support for Surrey & Sussex.   Any advice or recommendation of a medical or legal nature must always be discussed with a qualified professional. The charity cannot be held responsible for omissions and/or errors.
Sites I refer you to are for information only.  They might conflict in their opinions, they might not even be medically sound, but I merely offer them for you to peruse and make your own judgements, accept or reject as you will.  Only by reading widely can we get an overall picture of fibromyalgia syndrome and how we can deal with its symptoms, learn to cope with them and still have a life.
I also include various awareness and local issues as well as general health considerations.

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