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Postby Fairyhair » Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:36 pm

Hi all,

Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. I was diagnosed last August after suffering for about two years so am relatively newly diagnosed but had some time to get me head around things. I'm now struggling on the acceptance of a change of life. I feel OK talking to people and telling them I have FM but can't seem to get my head round down scheduling. I'm self-employed and don't have a partner, I'm 31 and I love my work; I'm actually an actress and do event management work between acting jobs and all of it is quite physical. I stupidly just did 12 days in a row with no day off and am really suffering at the moment. Does anyone have any advice at all on how to accept stuff? My consultant recommended going part time but i live in London so couldn't afford that. Anything at all would be appreciated!

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Re: Hello all!

Postby Claire'scomfycorner » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:31 pm

Hi and welcome to the Fibromyalgia forums :welcome:

One of the most difficult things I've discovered with fibro is trying to pace myself, I tend to do too much and then suffer the consequences. I too live in London and I need to work full time to pay my mortgage, so there is no cutting down on work. It's difficult to not overdo things and I'm still learning to listen to my body. Try to rest when you can, relax and look after yourself, it's difficult I know but we have to try :)

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Re: Hello all!

Postby Fairyhair » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:34 pm

Hi Claire,

Thanks for your reply. It really is difficult to pace yourself. As I do so much temporary work, I have to take what I'm offered sometimes which is often insanely long days. Do you mind me asking, is your job physical? I'm trying to gauge wether I should look at retraining in something less physical for my between actor jobs. I've found that my social life suffers rather than my work life which leaves me lonely, do you find the same?

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Re: Hello all!

Postby Claire'scomfycorner » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:29 pm

Good evening :)

I work full time as a secondary school teacher, it leaves me absolutely exhausted at the end of the day and I rarely have energy to socialise but what keeps me going is that I started a blog and challenged myself to learn to cook and bake, that motivates me when times are tough. My 3 mad cats are great company :) Do you have any pets?

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