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FMS eNews 02/11/13

Thank you to all those of you who sent me messages and best wishes afer my enucleation. They were comforting, encouraging an uplifting.  There were too many to reply to individually as I am trying to keep my computer usage to a minimum at the moment.  I have however managed a limited issue of FMS eNews for you this week which did not involve much research!



140.  It makes no difference where you go, there you are.  And it makes no difference what you have, there's always more to want.  Until you are happy with who you are, you will never be happy because of what you have.


From Adrienne Dellwo, your Guide to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Few things get my blood boiling like misleading coverage of our illnesses. See how coverage of a recent study has unleashed some bad information, and how you can keep from getting caught up in the hype, below.
Also this week, how to manage your time and energy, and the importance of avoiding the bugs that go around this time of year.
Down in Featured Articles, you'll get a look at some of the things going wrong in our brains.
Take care of yourself!


The Three S’s You Must Get Right: Sleep, Stress & Sunlight

You hear it all the time: “It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle change!” or “Fitness is something you live!” It seems like every health guru out there with a diet and/or workout plan says something to that effect. Unfortunately, if you fully subscribe to their prescriptions and do so for life, you’re still only changing what you eat or how you work out.
While that’s most of the battle, it’s not enough. Diet and exercise are simply vital components of a lifestyle. If you make a permanent modification to your diet and exercise without addressing the other things that encompass a “lifestyle,” you’re selling yourself short.
Which is why I believe it is necessary to focus on the other stuff, too. I’m convinced that good health, longevity, happiness, and weight management come down to far more than just diet and exercise.


Pain Relief for Fibromyalgia Sufferers... 

About 10 million people in the United States suffer from fibromyalgia, a syndrome characterized by chronic widespread pain, sleep disturbances, fatigue and, often, psychological distress as a result. Of them, about 75-90 percent are women, according to the National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA).
Because people with fibromyalgia often test healthy according to typical medical diagnostic procedures, it takes an average of five years for a person to be correctly diagnosed. There are currently no laboratory tests that can detect it, so doctors rely on patient symptoms, medical histories and a manual tender point examination.
If a person experiences widespread pain in the body's four quadrants for three months or more, along with tenderness or pain in 11 of 18 specific tender points upon pressure, a diagnosis of fibromyalgia is typically given. There is also a new set of criteria -- widespread pain index that also measures symptom severity -- that the American College of Rheumatology recently approved as an effective new diagnostic tool.
For many years, people were told by their doctors that fibromyalgia was all in their heads, but with recent advances the medical community is beginning to accept the syndrome as a real medical condition. . . one that demands safe and effective treatment.


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I am pleased to say that I am feeling fairly well in myself and making a good recovery after my surgery.  Last week's blog consisted of a progress report.  If you missed it you can view it via the archive list on the right under October; Stella's Eye News.

Best of wishes to you all


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N.B.   I would like to point out to you that the information in my eNews  blog is passed on to you mainly from other sources.   Links are given to the original articles.   I take no responsibility for their accuracy but freely give them publicity if I think they might be of interest to my readership.  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.  Any advice or recommendation of a medical or legal nature should always be discussed with a qualified professional.  
I also include various awareness items, benefits issues, as well as general health considerations.    Anyone wishing to reproduce any of the included items in printed form should seek permission from the originators.
Wordz for the Week are from ‘Wordz for the Day’ by Donnie Kuhn, Sr. who died in May 2011.
This eNews is my personal offering to fibromyalgia sufferers and their carers and is not related to any other organisation or charity.
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I previously sent out emails as FMSSAS eNews.  Past issues of FMSSAS eNews can be found at and on a blog at  These ceased at the end of November 2012 when I resigned as a trustee. 
This blog commenced on 8th December 2012.