Saturday, 5 November 2011

FMSSAS eNews 11.11.05

Hello everyone
My op will not be as soon as I had hoped.  I have been given 7th December for surgery.  However, I am on a reserve list in case of a cancellation.  So it looks like I’ll be around for a bit longer. 
44.  Some people dance in the rain, others just get wet.
Kelly’s Kontributions
1)      Positive Associations Between Physical and Cognitive Performance Measures in Fibromyalgia.
2)      Also a Podcast Positive Associations Between Physical and Cognitive Performance Measures in Fibromyalgia.
3)      Evidence for an association between an enhanced reactivity of interleukin-6 levels and reduced glucocorticoid sensitivity in patients with fibromyalgia.
4)      CFS/FM Newsreader
New Social Club for people with disabilities  (Worthing CVS)
7pm to 9.30pm, 1st & 3rd Monday of the month starting on Monday 7th November 2011.
Fitzalan Howard Centre, Pavilion Road, Worthing, 01903 821437
Fibromyalgia Massage Treatment and the Benefits
Are the aches and pains of fibromyalgia getting you down? If so, then massage therapy might be just what you need to help put some spring back into your step. Recently, massage therapy has become extremely popular among fibromyalgia patients. It works to reduce pain, eliminate stiffness, and helps you to relax and take some time out for yourself. If you are interested in massage, this article will outline the treatment’s basic principles and how it can benefit your fibromyalgia symptoms.
Kevin Goldsmith Sports Massage & Soft Tissue Manipulation Therapist
I practice deep tissue manipulation, Myofascial Release (MFR) as well as less deep techniques as the techniques I am able to use will depend on each individual client.
It is always useful to add new tools to your chronic pain management program. “Music therapy” is easy to add. Laboratory research has demonstrated that music helps people to tolerate pain, increases perceptions of control, and reduces anxiety as compared to a visual distraction or a no music condition. Further, greater familiarity with the music strengthened its beneficial effects. So more frequent listening to favorite music may be more therapeutic. 
The Big Give Charity Auction
This year, the Big Give will once again be running an exclusive charity Ebay auction and we would like your charity to benefit!  Read more . . . .
Have fun tonight - bonfire night – but take care!  And Remembrance Day this year is a very significant date 11.11.11.
Keep good

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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