Don’t just accept pain, fight it

I’ve learned a lot of people accept pain. They just go, “Oh, I have pain!” and take painkillers, perhaps going to the doctor to see if there’s a diagnosis attached. And then they accept a diagnosis like it’s their fate. Sit back and wait for it to get inevitably worse. I don’t get it. They … Read moreDon’t just accept pain, fight it

FMS and numbers: an extract from forthcoming book myfibromyalgia

Back and front cover from myfibromyalgia paperback

My latest book, myfibromyalgia: one man’s experience of living with chronic illness, is out Monday 2 July in all Amazon store territories the world over. The ebook can be pre-ordered for £5.99 and the paperback will be £8.99 from the date of release. What follows below is what I promised I’d post one week ahead … Read moreFMS and numbers: an extract from forthcoming book myfibromyalgia

Moving house with fibromyalgia

Back and front cover from myfibromyalgia paperback

I currently live in a privately-rented two-bedroom mid-terrace with stairs I’m finding increasingly difficult to negotiate reliably and consistently because of the painful effects of my fibromyalgia. I’ve been offered a two-bedroom bungalow (single-level house) through my local housing association. I might yet turn it down as unsuitable; the only criteria would be size, I … Read moreMoving house with fibromyalgia

Don’t travel internationally with CBD oil

Back and front cover from myfibromyalgia paperback

I’m waiting for the first daft so-and-so from the UK to travel by boat or plane with a bottle of CBD oil in their luggage, thinking it’s legal here, it’s okay to travel with it. It isn’t. You might get out – but would you arrive at your destination and not be challenged, and what … Read moreDon’t travel internationally with CBD oil

myfibromyalgia: book cover reveal

I’m really pleased with the cover for myfibromyalgia. I wanted an image that conveyed masculinity, vulnerability, and pain – and that’s what I think has been achieved. I hope you like it too. You’ll be able to pre-order the ebook on Amazon sometime next week (last week of May 2018)  and both ebook and paperback will … Read moremyfibromyalgia: book cover reveal

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