Saturday, 9 June 2012

FMSSAS eNews 12.06.09

Greetings everyone
I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend.  Weren’t the festivities amazing?  How the Queen survived all the cold, wind, standing for ages and was still smiling, is hard to comprehend.  The Duke of Edinburgh didn’t fare so well and we hope he will soon be out of hospital. 
74.  Don’t compromise yourself, you’re all you’ve got
‘Give as You Live’ say:-
"If we get 25 new shoppers before 30th June 2012 they will donate £5 for every one!
Please help us take advantage of this offer.  When you shop online at participating stores FMSSAS gets a % donation."
Any questions are answered here
‘SpendandRaise’ June Offers
Help raise funds for FMSSAS when you shop at selected stores online.
Cyclo-ssage Massage Bed for sale
I have been browsing the internet and see that there have been trials for fibromyalgia with the cyclo-ssage massage bed. I do not know if any of your members have tried this out but I have read some positive reviews about it for this condition.
I bought one of these systems for my husband as he had serious back pain and then went on to have severe arthritis of the hip requiring a replacement. The system helped him enormously and was so good for relaxation too. Anyhow, I no longer have a need for the system as my husband is now well and the system has served it's purpose. We also only have a small bungalow and I do not have space or a spare room to keep it available for regular use.
If any of your members would be interested in purchasing this from me you could pass on my details to them. I have had the system just over one year but it was used for approximately 3 months and is still under guarantee until Jan 2013. It is as new and in perfect condition. I am asking £1200.00 for this system, they are currently just under £3000. My system is a Mark 2 and therefore does not have the hand massagers incorporated in the side of the system, but everything else is the same.
If anyone could benefit from this please ask them to contact me on 07939 267911, my name is Jane Cosham and I am based in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex.
Thank you so much,
Kind regards,
Jane Cosham (Mrs.)   <>
See also
Invisible No More
People battling various mild to severe debilitating conditions are often told they, “Don’t LOOK” sick or in pain. Because others cannot see their fatigue, cognitive dysfunctions, mental disorders or pain, they often do not believe the symptoms are real or think the person must be lazy or exaggerating.
Invisible No More! not only shines a light on what people living with disabilities contend with, but also their incredible perseverance and courage. It is our hope that when friends and family watch these stories, they will begin to realize that their loved one’s story is just as amazing,
Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, STR. Read and Learn!
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:
S *Ask the individual to SMILE.
T *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently),(i.e. It is sunny out today.)
R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your Tongue
NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.
Knowing this could save a life.
Web MD Articles
Will changing your diet help you cope with fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia and Exercise: Yes, You Can
20 Ways to Fight Pain - slideshow
Exercises for Everyday - Video
Herbs and Supplements for Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia: What Increases Your Risk
Muscle Relaxant May Ease Fibromyalgia Pain
Choosing to be Happy - 7 steps to becoming a happier person
Sleep truths    
From sleep deprivation to weird dreams, the quality of our sleep directly affects the quality of our waking hours – for better or for worse. Healthy sleep is essential for a healthy body. See how to optimise your night-time rest with great slumber tips in the latest edition of our sleep disorders newsletter. 
Pain Management Overview
Pain management is important for ongoing pain control, especially if you suffer with long-term or chronic pain. After getting a pain assessment, your doctor can prescribe pain medicine or other pain treatments to help you get pain relief. Sometimes psychotherapy is also useful in learning new coping skills to help with chronic pain.
Types of Healing Therapies, from Acupuncture to Yoga
Exploring natural treatment options? Browse this informative section on complementary and alternative therapies, such as acupuncture, chiropractic, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, massage, ayurveda, yoga, and more.
FIBROMYALGINETM : First specific and effective solution for Fibromyalgia sufferers
In 2005, LABRHA, a French laboratory specialized in natural rheumatology, developed an original and innovative product for people suffering from fibromyalgia, to restore vitality and energy and improve sleep quality.
Here’s hoping you are as well as you can be.  Stay positive, be happy, keep good! 
I send you my best wishes. 
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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.
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