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St. Anger – The Artist’s Pain Chronicles (part 10 – the conclusion)

Today is the last part of my journey with fibromyalgia, thank you for bearing with me. I know that some of what I have written about the state of the Medical Profession here in Ireland is controversial but what I have … Continue reading

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St. Anger – The Artist’s Pain Chronicles (part 9)

Today I want to share a recent visit to my G.P. with you. Three and a half years ago my G.P. sent a letter of referral to  a  Rhuematologist (despite protests that I needed to see a Neurologist instead!). I … Continue reading

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St. Anger – The Artist’s Pain Chronicles (part 8)

Completing the line drawing opened up a whole new spectrum of art. Money being tight was not a deterrent. After all, there was a whole stock pile of slate that with a little preparation served as well as any canvas. … Continue reading

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St. Anger – The Artist’s Pain Chronicles (part 7)

Clawing my way back to any sort of quality of life presented a daily struggle. The initial relief of being given a diagnosis had long worn off as my body failed to respond effectively to any treatment. The more I … Continue reading

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St. Anger -The Artist’s Pain Chronicles (part 6)

The gloves were off. In my corner I had my doctor working from his experience with what had showed some measure of success for other of his patients with the condition- although he did warn me that what worked for … Continue reading

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St. Anger -The Artist’s Pain Chronicles (part 5)

The next few years looking back appear to me as wilderness years. Many of the things that were important to me were slipping away eaten away by the pain and the limitations it imposed. I attended the pain clinic twice … Continue reading

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St. Anger – The Artist’s Pain Chronicles (part 4)

My life revolved around tablets. Tablets to deal with pain, tablets to deal with inflammation and tablets to deal with affects of tablets. I was taking 27 tablets a day. It was insane. Remembering which to take, when, how often … Continue reading

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