Saturday, 3 December 2011

FMSSAS eNews 11.12.03

Hi everyone
Next Wednesday is the day my operation is scheduled for!  I’m keeping fingers and toes crossed that there will be no reason for it to be postponed.  It will mean that I shall be out of action for some time so I shall have to take a break from eNews.  But be assured I’ll be back on the job as soon as I am able.  Today’s list is not quite as long as it has sometimes been.  Refer back to previous eNews issues if you haven’t got enough to be going on with.  They can be found at and on a blog at  This could be useful in the next few weeks.
48.  Death is not the most tragic loss in life.  The most tragic loss is what dies inside while we’re still alive.
Living with Pain: Gratitude and Well-Being
Giving thanks doesn’t need to be limited to, or delegated by, a national holiday.   The idea of gratitude as a “general state of thankfulness”  or a “life orientation” is interesting. It suggests a way of life in which you regularly focus on what is positive and less on what is negative, on what you can do  rather than on what you can’t do, and on what you have rather than on what you don’t have. People who genuinely feel grateful on a day-to-day basis tend to report greater well-being, better functioning, and less depression. The better you feel overall, the better you will manage your pain.
Pelvic Messenger: Celeste Cooper! Fibro expert/Author (BlogTalkRadio)
Welcome Celeste Cooper! Best Selling Author of the Book "Integrative Therapies for Fibromyalgia,Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myofacial Pain"
Is here to discuss her book, her work as a Share Care Fibro expert(medical site founded by Harpo Studios/Oprah), and ways in which she advises and advocates for numerous patients each and every day!!
Celeste is a wealth of information on using the mind-body connection to deal with chronic pain, and her work as a RN in addition to being a patient herself makes her all the more compassionate and valuable to our community
The must have book for JAN 1st!
Beat Sugar Addiction NOW! By Jacob Teitelbaum & Deirdre Rawlings & Chrystle Fiedler. 
DLA Medicals?
Have you experienced a DLA medical examination?  If so it would be good to pool experiences.  One of our members would like a chat with you to find out what to expect.  Let me know right away if you can help and would like to be put in touch.  Thank you.
Are you doing everything you can to control your fibromyalgia?
3 Fibromyalgia books that can help You!
1.      Fibromyalgia – Basic Care
2.      Fibromyalgia – Test – Diagnosis of a crippling disease
3.      Fibromyalgia – A real disease? – Yes! It’s not in your head!
Click on each book for further information.
Florence Nightingale Newsletter
Through her biography she may have suffered from fibromyalgia. Florence Nightingale born on 12 May 1820, the 12th of May is now the international fibromyalgia day.
You can subscribe to newsletters on the site dedicated to her and fibromyalgia.
Easy Fundraising
I'm helping Fibromyalgia Support For Surrey and Sussex to raise money whenever I shop online - could you do the same?
It's very simple - just visit  to register and shop with over 2000 well known retailers like Amazon, Argos, M&S, eBay and many more. Whenever I buy something, the retailer makes a donation to Fibromyalgia Support For Surrey and Sussex. They've helped other causes raise over £2,000,000 so it really does work.
I'd be really grateful if you could use easyfundraising too. It won't cost you a penny extra to shop through easyfundraising and you can even save money with special offers and voucher codes.
And this Christmas easyfundraising are giving away prizes worth over £5,000 including £1000 cash, so if you start fundraising now, you could be a winner!
So please make a difference to Fibromyalgia Support For Surrey and Sussex and take a look at easyfundraising today -
I will conclude by wishing you a very happy and not too stressful Christmas, and hope that the New Year will fulfil your aspirations and bring new relief from fibro pain.  The Christmas newsletter that we send to family and friends, far flung as well as less far afield is - just in case you are interested. 

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.
Wordz for the Week are from Wordz for the Day by Donnie Kuhn, Sr.
Past issues of FMSSAS eNews can be found at and on a blog at

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