In 2007, when Dee Campbell learned that she had been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, she began a personal quest to learn all she could about the disease, treatments, and outlooks. Now she shares the result of her extensive personal research and experience, with the hope of inspiring others living with fibromyalgia to do just that: live. Her story is one of a journey back to health, happiness …and hope.
She draws on a range of interventions and embraces a holistic view of the individual. Dee’s success is a testimonial to the importance of remaining positive, empowered, and open-minded. Through her personal experiences and challenges, she hopes to encourage others living with fibromyalgia to seek their own enhanced quality of life. Life with fibromyalgia can be a challenge to mind, body, and soul, and, without support, these can be difficult, challenging, and confusing times.
Through her own experiences, Dee recognizes the importance of addressing the physical, psychological, and spiritual elements of each individual in order to achieve improved well-being and long-term management of a chronic illness (and similar health problems or life challenges).
You are not alone in your journey.
“Anyone with this illness can easily relate to this courageous and inspirational story … written by someone who has experienced the whole spectrum of fibromyalgia and all the frustrations and symptoms that go with it.”
—Lynette, a fellow fibromyalgia patient; October, 2011
After several years of poor and declining health, Dee Campbell was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2007. Her curiosity and quest for information inspired her to write this book, in the hopes of helping others. She currently lives in Australia.
I have had Fibromyalgia for nearly a decade and during that time have spent a lot of time researching, resourcing, learning and managing the illness as best as possible - which is as much as we can ever hope to do ... "Manage". Dee's book is a fabulous resource, particularly for those recently diagnosed, to help them get through those first really difficult years; to help them learn earlier, sooner and easier how to "pace"; what to look for; who to go to; what to ask; and simply - what to expect. There is no cure and it is an awful illness to live with every day but there are ways to make it more "manageable" and Dee's book explains this very well. It is easy to read (as reading and concentration are very difficult things when you have Fibro); and it is very informative. A MUST READ for Fibro newbies :) (and a good reminder for Fibro-oldies too).