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Musical theatre for fibromyalgia in East Kilbride

Gary Adams, an actor of One Day More theatrical show explains why the event will raise awareness about fibromyalgia and support FMA UK: ‘’One Day More is a musical theatre journey of songs from West End, Broadway and beyond.  Featuring a wide selection of songs from the musical theatre world of today including Les Miserables and Phantom Of The Opera and featuring writers such as Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim.  Featuring actor/singer Gary Adams who’s roles include Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, The Engineer in Miss Saigon and The Phantom in Phantom Of The Opera.  One Day More will be touring throughout the UK in 2016 as well as performances in Oslo, Prague and Paris.

 Fibromyalgia was not a condition I’d heard of until 2011 when it was suggested to my wife and I by our doctor.  I’d seen my wife descend into pain, numbness and other widespread symptoms, none of which were attributed to one single condition.  Of course for my wife it must have been terrifying, but to see your partner suffer in such a way is distressing and leads to feelings of intense helplessness.  Your fear the worst, but hope for the best.  Your own world becomes a daily struggle to fight an invisible and un-diagnosable condition.  Luckily we’re blessed with an fabulous medical practice who suggested the condition at an early stage which allowed us to research and have a better understanding of the condition; it wasn’t long before the condition was properly diagnosed.  Like many conditions before it, Fibromyalgia is one of those “grey area” conditions which are hard to understand, hard to diagnose but even harder to live with.  Frustration is just as much associated with the condition.   Resources are few and far between and clearly the medical community still seems to be catching up in relation to this condition which makes organisations like FMA UK invaluable.  I can finally read out and understand the condition; I know how to help my wife and support her; I know how to fill in the endless forms we need to fill in to get her the help she needs; but more importantly they understand and fight so that other will understand too. 

 It’s small but incredibly vital charities like FMA UK that need help and funding; without their support, understanding and resources our lives would be very much worse.  We’re very proud to wholly support FMA UK and will continue to do so through all our work.’’


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