Ep#82 - A Chronic Illness in the Workplace
Fifty Hitting 50
Ep#82 - A Chronic Illness in the Workplace
October 31, 2022
Patty Smit, master coach and advocate for those living with fibromyalgia, tells us some of the things employers and those with the condition can do to improve life.
Patty Smit has been on a journey with the elusive condition known as fibromyalgia. This hard to pinpoint condition has been part of her life for two decades, since her 4 year old daughter started showing mysterious symptoms.
Patty relentlessly pursued the root of these symptoms, and when the diagnosis finally came, she turned her two storehouses of knowledge - nutrition and coaching - to good use to create a lifestyle system to help minimise and manage the symptoms of this condition, for which there is as yet, no known cure.
In this conversation
 - we get into the details of what it's like to live 24/7 with fibromyalgia - which takes the form of clusters of symptoms, from a list that runs to well over 100.
 - we talk about what employers can to assist those living and working with the condition.
 - we talk about the toll it takes on both the individuals themselves and their families, and finally,
 - we talk about what can actually make a difference to this chronic condition, and improve quality of life.
I invite you to visit Patty's website to see her resources, including
 - a check list of symptoms that can indicate if you are suffering from fibro
 - a pdf journal to track symptoms, which is critical to help your GP understand your case
 - ways to start working towards a more lifestyle that will make fibro more manageable
visit Patty at her Easy Healthy Choice website.