Category: Chronic Illness

Using Natural Movement Instead Of Pain Medication

I’ve suffered from Adult Onset Still’s disease and secondary Fibromyalgia for close to 15 years, that means daily pain and fatigue and lots of pain killers to help me through the day.  When I retired 6 months ago I decided that one of my first challenges would be to find...

Medication And Withdrawal

I’m now two thirds of the way through my, post retirement, three month long withdrawal from medication and it’s becoming ever more brutal even though I’m taking it easy. For example I’ve dropped from a high of 250mg of Lyrica down to a current low of 75mg and while doing...

When Work Stops Being Fun

The main reason that I decided to retire was that work had stopped being fun. For over three decades I’d loved my work, it provided me with friends, status, accomplishment and lot’s of laughs and excitement, but gradually that changed.  Conference calls replaced face to face interactions, strangers replaced friends,...