Weʼre raising £500 to Help fund a physical exercise family holiday for my family.
- Stafford, United Kingdom
- Health and medical
- Time left
- 19 days to go
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Let me explain briefly, I have three beautiful children that I love, I work full time for the NHS, on a psychiatric intensive care unit and I love my job. My husband suffers with mental health issues that are awful for him. I try my best to financially support my family, emotionally support my husband and children, along side doing my best at my job.
I have suffered with chronic pain through out my body since I was 11 years old. For years I was told it was growing pains, despite the fact I'm 5ft tall and haven't grown since I was 13. They were manageable for years, ibuprophen, paracetamol and hot baths.
The older I have got, the more pain I have suffered. My pregnancies have had a massive impact on my pain levels. The pain medication and anti depressants I use aren't 100% safe when I'm pregnant, so I did not take them during pregnancy.
My pregnancy with my second child was the main cause of my condition getting worse. He was breech at 37 weeks and had to be turned. It was agony and afterwards I could not sit on the toilet or sleep at night. A week later they induced me, but despite my beautiful son being born healthy, my pain continued and became more aggressive.
When I became pregnant with my third child, I suffered with chronic pain and trouble walking as early as 16 weeks pregnant. It was so terrible, but he was worth every pain.
My doctor have said its fibromyalgia and I need to see a specialist to confirm the diagnosis.
Exercise helps as long as I don't over do it and I love walking in beautiful places. Along side my medication its the best fix.
My kids haven't had a holiday in over 3 years and being a single earner who works full time and cares for someone at home with mental health issues, this is not easy at all. So I'm asking, very nicely, for people to help me pay for an active holiday that will help my pain condition and give me, my husband and my kids a wonderful time together filled with memories.
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