"fatigue management course was an absolute lifeline for me"
About: Lanarkshire Community Services / Occupational Therapy Lanarkshire Community Services Occupational Therapy Wishaw General Hospital / Rheumatology Wishaw General Hospital Rheumatology ML2 0DP
Posted by Argon449 (as ),
I completed a fatigue management course at Wishaw Hospital yesterday. This was an absolute lifeline for me. Fiona and Gemma, the two occupational therapists who ran the course, gave me so many strategies and skills to help me manage the arthritis conditions. Medication alone is not enough, Fiona and Gemma really understood this and were prepared to listen and understand the daily challenges I face. Nothing was too much trouble for them, they explained everything so well it was clear and easy to understand.
The other benefit was that it allowed me to form a network with people with similar conditions, others who knew exactly what it is like to have a condition that affects your daily routines. I now have someone I can turn to and to whom I can also provide support.
This course has been paramount to me. It is an excellent programme – I wish it had been around when I was first diagnosed!