I'm a 57/58 in 2 weeks old woman had Rhuematoid Arthritis for over 20 years and have multiple operations on my hands and wrist, but have it in my feet and effects a lot of soft tissue too. I also recently been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and still learning to live with that. My loneiness is caused by my illness and family really don't take on board how much it hurts plus limitations it can cause, still struggling to stay up on things, especially when I have a flare up. My husband sort of does but doesn't, I'm not sure about our marriage now because this isn't going to get better.
I've had a teenage daughter who suffer mental health a few years ago and also had an eating disorder, she came back from University just to bully me, making the family suffer before she left and now hasn't spoken to me in a few years, she hasnt forgiven me for removing her by the police, not something I found easy to do but the other kids were actually going hungry at the time because she ate all the food and then throw up, I got into debt trying to feed them all and had to hide food for the others or give them money to buy take away before coming home, my hubby worked overseas at the time. My home was left in chaos and damage, she bith broke things and left it dirty were she just spill things......it still breaks my heart until now and often cry about it.
Anyway I hope to share experiences and receive the same plus advice. Thank you