Saturday, 15 October 2011

FMSSAS eNews 11.10.15

Greetings Fibrofriends
Another beautiful day – just when I thought all the good weather had finished!  I count it as one of today’s blessings.  Have you ever tried to count blessings day by day?   Even if feeling ‘down’, being thankful for even the smallest things can make you feel better.  Try it!
41.  Life doesn’t always give second chances, take the first one.
Kelly’s Kontributions
Executive Function in Chronic Pain Patients and Healthy Controls: Different Cortical Activation During Response Inhibition in Fibromyalgia.
1) "Nourishing Relationships"
How one person with CFS learned to maintain healthy relationships while
staying within her energy envelope.
2) "Adapting to Fibromyalgia"
By focusing on the many practical things she could do to feel better,
fibromyalgia patient Jana Murrell-Maxfield made a successful adaptation to
long-term illness.
Opioid Use in Fibromyalgia: Potential Problems
Undiagnosed Diseases Programme NIH into CFS and FM
The Optimum Health Clinic  Freedom from ME Blog
A series of videos about Nutrition, Fibromyalgia, The biochemistry of emotions
And more . . .
The PainCareClinic & The Massage School
Self Help Myofascial Release Workshops, 12th & 19th November, in Hove.
Surgery for Fibromyalgia?
Could this be the answer?  Not actually new - maybe too expensive to be viable.  But -  interesting theory.
Tai Chi, Qi Gong & Meditation
 Classes in Horsham
We are the Hardest Hit - Disabled people to protest across the UK
Rally in the South East – at Brighton, on 22nd October. 
“The rally is taking place in Jubilee Square, Jubilee Street, Brighton from 11.30am, although we expect people will begin to assemble from 11am.  We plan to have a range of speakers who will keep us informed and entertained. . . .”
HM Government E Petition
Scrap the one year time limit on claiming ESA. People with long term chronic illness (including ME/CFS) will suffer financial hardship and stress
If you you agree with this premise, please sign the petition here:-
Worthing Fibro Newsletter
October’s Newsletter is here
Presentation Summaries from Tullamore Conference 2011
For those of us who could not be there, this report has helpfully been supplied.
Liberating the NHS: Extending Choice of Provider
In its response to the NHS Future Forum listening exercise, the Government has
confirmed its commitment to the increased choice and personalisation of NHS funded
services. Extending patients’ choice of healthcare provider is intended to empower
patients and their carers, improve their experience of NHS funded services and improve
health outcomes.
Spend and Raise
Latest news and special offers.  When you Spend you Raise money for FMSSAS.
HACVS Newsletter 79
The October edition of the Horsham Area Council for Voluntary Service’s  newsletter is now available by following the link below.
Welcome to Pure Bio's Autumn Newsletter !
This month's topic: Osteoarthritis.  [Many of us suffer from this as well as fibro so this might be useful.]
Freedom from Fibromyalgia Pain – without drugs. It is possible to reduce the pain of fibromyalgia without taking drugs. Find out more by reading Ann Hobbs' free report, - “How to be Pain Free in 7 Easy Steps”. To sign up visit or email  with your name and email address for your complimentary copy. Ann is UK's leading expert in helping people be free from pain.
Perhaps there is something for you to be thankful for here?  I am thankful that I am able to communicate with so many people all at once creating an instant community of friends.  Thank you for being a friend.
Best of wishes to all

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.  Anyone wishing to reproduce any of the above items in printed form should seek permission from the originators.
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