Here’s one for the Mums! This lovely, Limited Edition, blue daisy print pocket cushion comes complete with a good book or a copy of ‘Mother’s Day’ DVD – you choose – and some sweet treats, so that she can sit in her favourite chair and put her feet up and relax a while. A great place for her to keep her book, her glasses, her magazine, little treats! Perfect gift for Mother’s Day, her birthday or any time you want to treat her! Price includes p&p! Contents may vary. Other options available.
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Up until 2013, I was enjoying a great career. For over 30 years I had worked with children and their families in various capacities – latterly specialising in fostering and adoption. I had found myself in a wonderful job as a manager in an adoption charity and having been there for just over a year, I became ill, experiencing chronic pain and fatigue, which meant I was largely unable to get out of bed. There followed an horrendous 18 months of feeling desperately unwell and being passed from one Specialist to another. During that time I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid which had probably been that way for ages and was slowly shutting my body down. I was also diagnosed with fibromyalgia to explain the pain I was in. This didn’t however, explain the painful lumps I had developed… hundreds of small but excruciatingly painful lumps around my ribcage and larger ones on my arms, stomach and legs. I was so lucky that my GP had come across Dercums Disease before and he suggested this may be the case with me. I was then referred to a rare disease Specialist who confirmed that I had indeed got Dercums. There is no cure. It is rare. It is not yet understood. It robbed me of my wonderful job and the 30+ year career….and life as I knew it. But…. with medication I am managing the pain and trying to carve out a new niche, that goes with this new life. Having always been creative and enjoying art and design, I have started to explore this further and although I have been a member of CC for quite a while and talked with Karen about opening a shop ages ago, it has taken me until now to finally try and make a go of it.