After 25 years of suffering with extreme pain, muscle pain, depression, undiagnosed rashes, etc, etc., I've recently moved due to my ex husband, who I was with for 28 years and who left me for another woman, died 6 weeks after being diagnosed with cancer. BUT before he died he married "the other woman" and left her all of his money. I was left nothing and have just had to sell my house as I could not pay my mortgage without my exes maintenance. I've worked solidly for 34 years but since my ex died I caught pneumonia and was in hospital on Christmas Day. We had 2 children together. I was forced to resign from my job as my boss threatened me with the sack as he said I was lazy. Due to my balance problems I was accused of being at work drunk and again threatened with the sack. I've moved to a new area as I've fallen out with my family and friends over my exes death and I have no partner. I saw a Rheumatologist at my local hospital 2 weeks ago and was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. FINALLY I was taken seriously. My problem is that I have 2 children who are my world, but that I now have to raise alone. I simply can't cope with the pain anymore. I'm 52 and yesterday I could barely walk. I'm having problems with Atos too. Just getting up in the mornings is agony. I'm trying to hide my pain from my children but not succeeding too well. I'm really sorry. I hope you can understand what I've written. I'm tearful all the time and my Fibro seems to have gone through the roof about 2 months ago. I now cannot stand any type of noise. I read about another sufferer saying they felt their issues had got worse since their diagnosis ~ me too. I'm on all sorts of pain meds but they don't help much, if at all. I really feel like I just can't cope anymore.... Can anyone help me with some coping strategies please? I feel as though I'm tipping over the edge ....
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