We've Gone Purple for Fibromyalgia Awareness

Don't panic!

Purple seems to have been adopted by the international fibro warrior community to help raise awareness of the condition and, as today is International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day you will notice that the background has morphed to a more colourful display than my normal grey.

The bright colour in no way reflects a brightening of my current mood however!

Something that may brighten my mood in the coming week is my visit to the Back Pain Triage & Treat Clinic on Wednesday afternoon. I can't wait.

I don't know what to expect at the clinic and I'm going with a completely open mind but I'm hoping that the doctors will find something, anything, as a cause for the increasing lower back pain I've been getting. I'm hoping, beyond hope, that it is nothing serious of course, but there HAS to be a cause.

Whether or not it is fibromyalgia related remains to be seen, but the fact that it has been getting steadily worse for the past few months has been making me increasingly anxious that my GP has 'missed something' and done his usual habit of putting everything down to fibromyalgia. I honestly believe that if I attended his surgery with my severed head in a bag he would say "It's just your fibromyalgia. I'll increase your dosage of Gabapentin!"

And next month I get to finally attend a pain management clinic - having been begging my GP for a referral for three years!

Wish me luck.

By the way - the purple will revert back to my lovely grey colour next week. I hate purple!

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