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Durban Songstress, Ruby Rose Talks About Her Battle With Fibromyalgia

Friday 1 May 2020


From South African newspaper the Highway Mail:


Ruby Rose
Ruby Rose sings from the heart.

Durban songstress, Ruby Rose talks about her battle with Fibromyalgia

Lovely Ruby Rose overcomes her pain from chronic diseases by singing for others.

By Michelle Dennis
Thursday April 30, 2020
Copyright © 2020 Caxton & CTP Printers and Publishers Ltd.

DESPITE suffering with chronic disorders, which cause severe pain, songstress, Ruby Rose, who lives in Alverstone with her two furry cats, finds healing when she uses her talent to bring joy to others, especially the elderly.

She showcased her talent at the last Hirsch’s Hilcrest Ladies Networking morning before lockdown, and had all the women dancing to her festive song.

The Highway Mail had a Q&A session with the warm-hearted Ruby who hides her pain with laughter and big smiles, to find out more.


What medical condition do you suffer from?
I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterised by widespread musculo-skeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals. And I have and Chronic Myofascial Pain. Both diagnosed in 2013. Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain disorder. In this condition, pressure on sensitive points in your muscles (trigger points) causes pain in the muscle and sometimes in seemingly unrelated parts of your body.

How do you cope with your medical condition and your career/work?
I had to be medically dismissed from work on 24 December 2015. I knew it was coming but it was still a shock after years of corporate work and having my own finance mortgage company.


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