Entries by CSP

November 2019

Hi Everyone Well, the weather promises to be windy, rainy, sleety and possibly snowy. You can’t go out so you might as well stay in, turn on the gas fire, make a cup of tea, and read the November newsletter. You know it makes sense! Christmas Raffle We will be holding the Christmas Raffle at […]

October 2019

Hi Everyone It was in the papers this week that we’re in for a bad winter this year. I don’t know about a white Christmas but it’s going to be a cold one apparently so forewarned is forearmed, as they say. Be prepared and stay safe. Right, now, two things: 1 – Raffle Prizes We […]

September 2019

Hello All! As we slide gently into the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness I notice a distinct chilliness in the air. Summer’s lease hath all too short a date and temperatures shall soon be dropping. I don’t know about you but my old Osgood-Schlatter’s injury always starts to bother me around the end of […]

August 2019

Hi Everyone! Not a very long newsletter this month, to your great relief, I’m sure. After all, who wants to spend ages poring over reams of stuff in this sweltering weather? It’s certainly too hot to be slaving over. Tai Chi That doesn’t mean there’s nothing here, mind. First of all, we’ve had an email […]

July 2019

Hello! For many fibro sufferers, “How did I get like this?” is an everyday question. Fibro has a lot of possible causes but one which I feel often gets overlooked is Trauma. Particularly in childhood. More and more research is being done into the possible links between trauma and conditions such as arthritis, lupus and […]

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Fibro, Trauma and Therapy

More and more research is being done into the possible links between trauma and conditions such as arthritis, lupus and Fibromyalgia. What I want to talk about here is how traumatic experiences in childhood may leave some people highly susceptible to Fibro in later life, and what can be done about it. On the way […]

June 2019

Hi there! The summer officially starts this month which means we are formally in the season of barbeques, salads, and generally more interesting food. So I thought it would be a good idea to combine this seasonal gastronomic enthusiasm with some useful info. So many times we are told that food is medicine and this […]

May 2019

Welcome To The Video Edition!   Why the video edition? Well, because I have found a couple of YouTube videos which I think you might find interesting, and another one to make you smile. But more on that in a bit. It’s a bright, sunny Saturday afternoon as I type this. The sunlight bouncing off […]

April 2019

Hi there! The poet S. J. Goldner once wrote: I’d like to spend April, sitting on a hill, With a mushroom for a parasol and violets for a frill. Well, that’s Gabapentin for you. Nonetheless, April is with us, the year is getting better and, with a bit of luck, so are you. If you […]

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Pulled in all directions?

For many, one of the worst symptoms of Fibromyalgia is ‘Brainfog’. An inability to think clearly which leaves us embarrassed, vulnerable and sometimes scared. Not being able to remember, or understand clearly what’s going on around you can leave you feeling lost and hopeless. But it might be more normal than you think, given what’s […]