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Saturday, 10 September 2011

Asking for help

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Those people that follow me will know I say very little about home/work life and am a reasonably private person. After having lots of neck/shoulder pain for 2 months, I was diagnosed last week with Fibromyalgia. For those who don't know what this is quite simply you are in pain and exhausted. No cure or treatment  -  just pain management and possibly massage/chiropractice/acupuncture.

I am organising  UK Only atc swap. Please send a sae along with your atc and make a donation of £1.50. Email me for my snail mail addy. Swap closes 10th Sept.

For those who don't make atc's, you could donate the sale of a handmade card or just make a donation.

Money goes straight to the charity via Just Giving, I do not receive anything.

It really would mean the world to me if you all took part,

Debbie xx



17 comments:

Kobie's Crafty Corner said...

Hi, Debs
Sorry to hear about your illness, hope you will be okay....I will keep you in my prayers....
Hugs Kobie

Louise said...

I'm thinking of you Debs and hope you manage to get some relief some days. Take care x

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Debs, sorry to hear about this hun. I hope you can get some relief from the pain and this is a really wonderful idea to raise some funds.

Donna x

Ribbon Girl said...

So sorry to hear about the pain, hope pain management works for you - we have you address for the Ribbon Girl prize - we'll send it to you tomorrow 15th August, hugs from Mary G x

Vicky said...

Hi Debs I know all about this awful illness...My husband has suffered for this for the past 11 years and I know how awful the pain can be...

Hope the fundraising goes well hun..

hugs Vicky xx

Kerryp77 said...

Hi Debs, just read your post on bubble about this. i'll do my best for you as i've never made an ATC before. hope you don't mind if it's a stitched one as i'm more of a stitcher than a papercrafter. good luck with this. i have M.E so know all about it. take care

Jules said...

Sorry to read your post Debs .. .. I hope your fundraising goes well.

Take care.

Love Jules xx

clare said...

I'd like to sign up debs. I've made my donation and so will make 2/3 ATC's and get them into post for you. Take care and Good Luck with your fundraising. xx

Hippywitch said...

Sorry to hear about your health. I've had Fibromyalgia for around 20 years so I can relate! I've made a donation and will be happy to make an ATC too, my first one :-)

Wishcraft said...

I have a friend who has Fibromyalgia... I spoke to her today and she said she's had a couple of sessions of acupuncture and feels better than she has in years. Hope you find something that helps a bit hun. Lisa x

Cherry said...

Thinking of you Sweetie. Will take part - is there a theme or just what we fancy ? Hugs Cherry XXx

Kerryp77 said...

Donation all done, will make ATC asap. take care

Shirl said...

Scrummy card Debbie and you are right the vintage bikes fits it perfectly.

Hugs Shirley x x

Cherry said...

Hi Debs. Sorted the donation side of things - just need to make the ATCs - lol! Hugs Cherry XXX

WeirdCat said...

I have this and am currently in the middle of a horrible flare up. My tip, which I am not good at following, is to do things when you feel able but even when you feel able you must rest for twice as long as it took you to do the activity. I will try and make an ATC
Ruth x

Teresa Kline said...

adorable cards here...sorry to learn about your Fibromyalgia, I know so many people who have this, I do hope that you stay active and encouraged.....have a super week!

enjoy *~*

Sarah B said...

Sorry to hear about your diagnosis, I understand completely, I suffer with my back and hips constantly, cos people cant see it there is little sympathy, not that I really want people fussing. Thanks for your comment on my card! I'm not sure why its not been published, although I can post on the blog I cant moderate comments!! I'm glad someone liked my card.

Take care sweetie, and I hope you aren't suffering too much

Hugs sarah B X