So, my story… Hello, My Name is DeAna for those who don’t know me. Hate the picture above and really didn’t want to use it, why? The picture in the middle was taken 8 years ago when I was in incredible, unrelenting chronic pain. I’m all puffed up from steroids and all manner of pain killers too in the middle shot. I’ve no color at all, I’m almost a pale blue in the right light! The ones on either side were taken once I got pain-free! (not by a pro, but by my daughter on her camera)
I would never have belived back then that I would get called “The Pain Free Queen” or “The Spoonie Coach” back then.
Ok, some will say – you didn’t have makeup on in the horrendous middle image, which is true, doubt i had washed me face even either. I also have no spark, no smile (I’m almost sure I had forgotten how to) no twinkle in my eyes. I look lifeless and like someone who had given up and I have to admit – I almost had! Looking at the image in the middle now and I don’t even recognise that person! My story could have very easily ended there.
If you do know me, you will know that I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and CFS 23 years ago! I was also suffering from daily chronic migraines at the time too. It had gotten so bad that at one time, I spent three weeks barely able to move my body. Slowly moving around on an office chair with wheels in my home as I could not move any other way! (I couldn’t lift my head up or move my neck) There was talk of getting me a wheelchair but for me – that was the last straw! I couldn’t allow that to be the end of my story, it was a step too far.
When first diagnosed with Fibro, I didn’t believe it or understand it. (I had never even heard of fibromyalgia or CFS!) I eventually decided the word ‘Fibromyalgia’ was Latin for ‘We haven’t a bloody clue!’ After talking to many doctors and specialists.
I didn’t understand what they were telling me, none of it sounded right. Actually, let me qualify that. Of course, I did understand what they were telling me about Fibro and CFS but it didn’t make any sense to me!
I tried a cocktail of different painkillers, muscle relaxants, and on the advice of my GP – antidepressants that were meant to help! It was like playing Russian Roulette! The awful side effects I would often suffer were worse than the Fibro and CFS!
I couldn’t believe that I would be stuck like this and there were no answers. Even after a few years of my struggling and praying that medical science would come up with some answers – zilch.
I started to try all manner of things myself to improve my condition (and most importantly – kept a diary about all of it. Every single thing I tried, how when, for how long, etc.) I tried things for different lengths of time and in different order. I got in contact with other sufferers and some simply crossed my path who had the same chronic conditions.
We talked, we exchanged notes, we tried all sorts. Just 2 years ago, I hit on a combination of things that worked for me. I can’t tell you how happy I was to slowly get better! It took me 3 months to get 90% pain-free.
I shared this with others all excited and shared my method, it worked for some but to my horror, not all. This really hacked me off as no one deserves to be in that level of pain, cope with these awful symptoms and suffer the life-changing horror that Fibro and CFS bring! I started to delve in to try to find out why my method wasn’t working for everyone.
What I found was that the root cause of their Fibro and or CFS seemed to fit into one of three/four categories and by tweaking my method accordingly – it began to work for them too!
Most recently, I have helped a few people with Long-Covid, which in my opinion is not so different from Fibro and CFS just the onset is much faster. It comes on at a frightening speed following Covid!
I’ve freely exchanged information and coached others in my spare time using my experience of what has and hasn’t worked for me, using my diaries of personal research formed over 23 years now. I now know that my methods and combos kick Fibro/CFS’s ass!
I am not a doctor or a specialist – but that’s good in many ways as you’ve probably realised by now, that they can’t/haven’t helped you very much!
I’m someone like you, diagnosed 23 years ago who was determined to improve my life and willing to try anything to do that. I have 23 years’ worth of knowledge in what has and hasn’t worked and have spent two years working out a combination/method that works for all sufferers.
There is no cure for Fibro, CFS or Long-Covid what I have however is a combo/process/treatments, etc. that done in the right way – can help you live 90-99% symptom-free.
Imagine that for a moment. How good would that make you feel to have no pain?
Just dare to dream for one second of being able to get your old life back? What an amazing feeling! I thank my lucky stars daily now!
I’ve been asked now so many times to set up a course/offer help and coaching so I can help more people full time.
I was very reluctant at first. I was actually very happy digitally drawing pet portraits (yes, huge animal lover here) and I kept saying to myself “Just who the hell are you to be helping people with Fibro/CFS/Long-Covid?”
I have a friend who is a microbiologist that I shared my diaries with and told her all about my method and how I felt and she read my diaries over the next week and popped back to see me and she said:
“Just who the hell are you to be helping people with Fibro/CFS/Long-Covid? Dee! You are the only person I know that can really help people who are suffering! I think you’re being selfish NOT to be helping people who are in terrible pain, YOU NEED TO DO THIS! And full time!”
Well, that told me ha! I love her because she’s like me, doesn’t sugar coat anything, and has no brake on her mouth when she’s talking to close friends 🙂
I’ve now thought about it for some time and I’ve been prepping my course and coaching service and will be sure to include everything that is going to help you get pain and flare-free.
I’ve was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and CFS 23 years ago.
I set about trying everything that may help ease the chronic and debilitating pain (I kept a careful diary of it all) and after 20 years of personal research, I developed a process that can get Spoonies 90-99% pain-free.
Bonus Points If You Spot The Song Lyrics and can name the song hidden above 🙂
From time to time I will be running free 5 day challenges so do hop on one of those!
However, if you’re really serious about not waiting any longer than you have to, to getting pain-free and are prepared to do the work involved and commit to the work for 3 months – Join my 3-month long course which is a combo of weekly coaching calls and modules you work on at your own pace.
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