Tag Archives: Fibromyalgia

Faces in Spaces

Hi, Hope everyone is having a good day. Today is the first showing of my latest piece of work and I am very happy with the result. The original idea was to create a painting in one day by simple … Continue reading

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Egg on My Face!

Hi Everyone, I’ve been off line for a while as the fibromyalgia has been brutal – even the very thought of blogging has been overwhelming. I am coming around a bit today so to keep things simple I decided to … Continue reading

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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 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 3)

I had set up a small business hand crafting slate. I had worked out a routine that involved Tai Chi and meditation to help deal with my body’s reaction to daily living. Things were not improving. I finally changed my … Continue reading

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Somehow, to this day I can not recall how I woke up in hospital. I was battered, bruised and bleeding but at least I was breathing. I was given the usual tests, scans and x-rays and luckily there was nothing … Continue reading

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St. Anger – The Artist’s Pain Chronicles

My name is Paul and I am a 42 year old artist with a disability. I have fibromyalgia and have lived with chronic pain for 12 years. A writer asked me a few days ago “How do you manage and cope with … Continue reading

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