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Interview With Norman Hanley, Founder Of Men With Fibromyalgia - Part 1

Sunday 7 May 2017

 

From ProHealth:

 

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Interview with Norman Hanley, founder of Men with Fibromyalgia - Part 1

By Melissa Swanson
www.ProHealth.com
April 26, 2017
© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved.

Melissa Swanson interviews Norman Hanley, founder of “Men With Fibromyalgia.” In Part 1 of this two-part interview, Norman talks about his journey from being a U.S. Marine, an avid camper, hiker and volunteer to being exhausted and in so much pain, he couldn't work, much less hike.

What was your life before fibro?

I was born and raised in Northern Canada with the fortune of being a USA Citizen by birth on my mother’s side; I have been able to travel most of North America and have been exposed to many different cultures. Before I had Fibromyalgia, if it was dangerous, involved severe consequences for mistakes, was a type A+ activity, I was in.

I began my life career in 1996 by joining the United States Marine Corps! Sadly, due to injuries and situations beyond my control, this career ended in 1997 and I once again joined the civilian work force. Since then, I have done everything from being a server, radio DJ, building inspector, to traveling salesman and business development director.

After being unofficially diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Adrenal Fatigue, and Osteoarthritis in 2011, and finally officially diagnosed by the VA with Fibromyalgia and Arthritis in 2014, I had to find a way to slow down my life. In 2012 after speaking with many fellow Veterans, I joined and became a patient at the Southern Arizona VA Hospital. During my time there as an outpatient, I have seen both good and bad. However, with the chronic pain that came with my health, I have to say because of the VA, and especially the Ironwood Pain Clinic in Tucson, Arizona, I have been able to maintain a better quality of life than before I saw them.

Before Fibromyalgia, I was an avid camper, hiker, volunteer with the Society of Creative Anachronism, traveling tradesman and leading sales person/trainer. I enjoyed many physical activities, from hiking and camping to hockey. Life was wonderful! A new city every week, hotel gyms and pools. Constantly meeting new people…

 

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Part 2 of the interview is also available: Interview with Norman Hanley, founder of Men with Fibromyalgia - Part 2

 


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