Lady Gaga reveals illness

In September 2017, singer, songwriter and actress, Lady Gaga,  revealed that she suffers from fibromyalgia.  With someone as high profile as Lady Gaga talking about chronic pain and fibromyalgia, it is hoped that the condition will get more attention.

Through Twitter, Lady Gaga tells followers how she copes with the condition.

People with fibromyalgia may experience muscle stiffness and difficulty sleeping as well as problems with  memory and concentration.  The exact cause of fibromyalgia, which affects around seven times as many women and men,  is unknown although in many cases, the condition appears to be triggered by a physically or emotionally stressful event.

If you are struggling with the condition, or would welcome some practical advice from people living with chronic pain and fibromyalgia, come along to the Club on a Wednesday at the former SCILL centre in Robinhood Lane, Sutton.

A piece of cake

On 29 September we held our Macmillan Coffee Morning, and raised £104 for the charity.    Club Member, Derek, brought-in a home made lemon drizzle cake which went down a storm.

For information about Macmillan, click here.

Tom Brake visit

On 4 October 2017, local MP Tom Brake, met with the Club.  The main topic was the future of St Helier Hospital and it was helpful to have an update.    It was also an opportunity for Club Members to raise issues of interest and concern, and we made every use of our time with Tom.