From once being a very active person to this poor excuse of an existence, I do (on bad days) think that the future looks very gloomy if my fibro is to continue going down hill at this rate. I do my best to stay active as I am TERRIFIED of loosing my independence, but to be honest, some days I appear to be down right lazy! (im not a lazy person..unless it involves housework haha) im very proud of my achievements in my once Barron garden that we inherited 19months ago. It is my passion. I've had raised veg beds made and I find it a god send. Saves me from crippling back and hip pains. Plus I have the benefit of fresh organic veg at my disposal!
I have my kids, family and friends plus pets around me and I know im blessed but the depression does take over somedays, usually on bad days when I want to do something but physically can not! On the other hand, I have also noticed, that if my mind is active and willing, quite often it can persuade this decrepit body to follow suit, it just means im in agony for a few days after though
Recently I've had to buy a walking stick as my hips, mainly right hip, has been so incredibly painful. I'm only 43 embarrassing and depressing. But I know I could be worse, despite my other conditions. MUST THINK POSITIVE!! zzzzzzzzz