• Fibromyalgia,  Personal

    Blog is TWO YEARS old!

    Happy Birthday to Onceuponafibrotime!! 14th September 2015 seems like such a long time ago, and whilst I have not been the most consistent of bloggers I am proud of what I have created here. I have never really stuck at anything, I have made blogs before but never been passionate about it the way I am in which this one! I can see me writing this blog forever, its about my life juggling the ups and downs of Fibro with studying, working, caring for nan as well as mum and also looking after myself, Whilst trying to decide what my future looks like. The best thing about blogging is the…

  • Anxiety,  Confidence,  Exercise,  Fibromyalgia,  Personal,  Spoonies

    Why I love the gym…

    I get asked both in real life and online how can I have fibromyalgia and still go to the gym. Well firstly I am not going to the gym and doing 100kg bench presses, forcing my body to do things it can’t manage. The workout programme has been put together by someone who understands the conditions I have, along with my limitations (Although I like to believe I don’t have any) and they have given me exercises I can manage and I work at them when my body allows. I rejoined the gym under the advice of the physio at the hospital so it is not something I decided lightly.…

  • Anxiety,  Awareness,  Confidence,  Personal

    On a bad anxiety day…

    ANXIETY— i just hate it. I have suffered for a very long time but only in the last year I have been more open about it and tried to talk about it in order to help myself overcome my issues. On a bad day my mind can be running at a million miles an hour where my body can barely move one. It hears someone say something and automatically¬†I misinterpret things because my mind tells me other things. It convinces me of things and tries to drag me down. Then when I find out that my rational mind and not my completely irrational mind was indeed correct I feel stupid.…

  • Confidence,  Fibromyalgia,  Personal,  Spoonies

    Being a spoonie blogger makes me less lonely

    Taking the leap and starting a blog was a bit step for me. I have zero confidence in my writing, I guess that comes from being more interested in maths than English when I was at school. The decision to start my blog was because I wanted to connect with more people who understood what it was like to live with a chronic illness, asides from my mum I didn’t really know anyone and it was a lonely existence. It was also very tiring, especially if i wanted to talk about how I was feeling. To discuss fibromyalgia with someone without it means going through it in the most painstaking…