Winner's Roll - Celebrating Your Little Wins over Chronic Illness.
Share Your Little Win - Instantly!
You can now share your little win over chronic illness instantly using the comments box below. You can also reply to other's comments if you wish and share to your Twitter or Facebook feed: (Note: This content may not display correctly on some older versions of Internet Explorer. For better viewing we recommend Firefox or Chrome.)
May 2016 - Winner's Roll
Will you share your win here in May?
Rick Rubin, Pittsburgh, PA - Surviving my family deceiving me and evicting me from my apt. Then forcing me to drive from Wash DC to Miami and back in 10 days with a cat. Only to inform me that this illness doesn't exist and throwing in the world of homelessness. I have since wound up on my feet in Pittsburgh but I"m emotionally gutted like a fish. but doing my best to put my life back together. The ultimate betrayal.
April 2016 - Winner's Roll
Genny Barron, Newfoundland, Canada - Went to my neice's bridal shower today. I managed to stay an hour before I had to leave.
Mary Clark - My neighbours had an anniversary party last night for their silver wedding. I managed to stay awake 'til midnight and then got a full eight hours sleep without interruption (I usually wake up four times a night!) Feel great this morning and only had two glasses of wine - so no hangover! Yayyyy!!
March 2016 - Winner's Roll
John McMahon - I cycled four miles with my daughter - from home to Gran's. It took us an hour and fifteen minutes but the weather was good. First time on a bike since I was diagnosed with ME in 2002 - bit wobbly at first, but soon found my balance. Great to feel the wind on my face going downhill! (Got a taxi home!!)
Sue Bennison - I cooked a full sunday roast dinner -beef joint, mash, cabbage, carrots, yorkshire pud and gravy - with no help from hubby! (I know millions of women do this every sunday - but not all of them have had chronic fatigue syndrome and osteoarthritis for the past ten years) Feeling really chuffed!
Benjamin Harrington - Finished a 6km Obstacle Challenge! Had a huge flare up yesterday and felt like a truck had hit me this morning, but with the support of my wonderful friends I finished it today. It was painful at times, and boy am I going to feel it tomorrow, but I did it! Living a healthy and fit lifestyle is the only way I can manage the challenges Fibro throws at me, and today just showed me once again that I could have curled up this morning and shut the world out, but now I feel on top of the world
Steven Cook - Today I got bathed on my own, whilst my wife was at work, using my new bath hoist seat. Feeling really happy that I managed it without incident - even dried my own feet for a change!! lol
Lizzie Johnson - I'm proud that I manage to walk my dog, even though I have to sleep afterwards.
February 2016 - Winner's Roll
Andrew - Middlesbrough, UK - I started swimming again after ten years of constant pain. I've been four times this week and feel energised afterwards.
Chris - Portsmouth, UK - Walked one and a half miles to work rather than take the car. (Had to get a taxi home though!)
Angela - Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK - I suffer from fibro and agoraphobia. I attended a business awards dinner in Durham with my father to see him win an award. My first time out of the house in over a year.
January 2016 - Winner's Roll
Becky - Millington, USA - I have improved my balance by taking water exercise for arthritis sufferers. In one month after starting at my local YMCA I no longer require my cane, lost 24 lbs, and feel steadier on my feet than I have in a long time!
December 2015 - Winner's Roll
Paul in Stevenage - Got married on Christmas Eve!
John in Broken Hill, Australia - Got a job for the first time in two years!
David in York - Survived the floods!
Steve in Hawick - Cleared out garden shed in time for Christmas and made space for new exercise bike! - EASY RIDER!
Richard in Bath - Decided to try kayaking for the first time - aged 64 with Fibromyalgia for 18 years - ROLL, ESKIMO!
November 2015 - Winner's Roll
Sally in Yeovil - Has Fibromyalgia and rode a tandem bike with her brother for Children in Need - NOT SO EASY RIDER!
Francis in Yorkshire - Climbed York Minster bell tower for the first time since she was a child - ACHIEVEMENT!
Clive in Washington (UK) - Dressed himself to attend a friend's birthday party - ROCK ON!
Ashraf in Bangladesh - Travelled to London by plane, on his own, to attend a family wedding - WINNER!
Barbara in Newcastle - Dressed herself for the first time in eighteen months - SUCCESS!
Alice in Northampton - Succeeded in her PIP Tribunal - on her own! BRILLIANT!
Sarah in Newcastle - Moved from her two bed house to a ground floor flat - UPLIFTING!
John in London - Took his first ride on the London Eye - WATCH OUT!
Ian in Lothian - Enjoyed a night out with friends for the first time in seven years - WINNER!
Steph in Bristol - Walked 300 yards to her local shop for the first time in two years - FANTASTIC!
October 2015 - Winner's Roll
Sammy in Belgium - Went without her meds for two days as they were out of stock at the pharmacy - SURVIVOR!
Richard in Taunton - Climbed a ladder to clean the windows of his house for the first time in two years - WINNER!
Steve in Aberdeen - Enjoyed a family night out at the cinema for the first time in eight years - ONE TO WATCH!
Esther in Glamorgan - Drove her new mobility car for the first time - to London! - MOTORING!
Eric in Potsdam - Cooked a meal for his wedding anniversary - first time in four years - COOKIN' WITH GAS!
David in Stockton on Tees - Retired from work after 30 years - the last eight with M.E and Fibromyalgia - CONGRATS!
Suzy in Australia - Built a flat pack chest of drawers all by herself! - WINNER!
Gary in Middlesbrough (UK) - I designed this little website to help those in Chronic Pain share their little, and not-so-little, achievements and, hopefully, inspire other to do the same - FIBROTASTIC!