I was very lucky to be able to meet Dr Kevin White this week at a Fibromyalgia Awareness event in London. Dr White is a Rheumatologist, from Canada, who has spent a good deal of his time and energy on researching Fibromyalgia and educating the medical profession (and patients) so as to change attitudes to this misunderstood and confusing disease.
Dr White gave a very informative and inspiring talk. He advocates ESCAPE ing when it comes to dealing with Fibromyalgia!
E – educate yourself
S – surround yourself with the right people
C – consider fibromyalgia a multi-systemic disease
A – accept responsibility for your own health
P – pinpoint the right cause of your symptoms
E – enjoy the good times …..
So where to start? Well as Julie Andrews says in The Sound of Music – let’s start at the very beginning. It’s a very good place to start. The beginning of escape is:-
Educate yourself. I am currently collating as much information as I can find in the hope that I can make some sense of it all.