Okay I am in the minority being a bloke with Fibro--big time, reynards, IBS etc etc, well I'm sure you all know the rest?
Married on paper, but leading the life of a solitary hermit, mainly due to the FM of course that prohibits a what was a 'normal' life before all this started.
'Banished' to the spare room night time due to my nocturnal FM 'habits', my 'wife' hit me a lot harder verbally, much more than the FM ever could, after I enquired about any intimacy.
She does not want ANY physical contact as in her words " I don't want to catch or get anything like you", that remark blew me for six!
Okay its a lot of ignorance on the understanding of the condition of Fibromyalgia, along with all the Doctors, Consultants, Registrars, Pain Consultants, Atos(ers), DWP, etc but ever I had the need to put forward a very strong case to the likes of Atos or a tribunal of 'how my life is affected', that surely is a VERY strong point.
I am already missing out on life--all the things that I used to do and enjoy, work, hobbies, interests and a social life--all now gone, even just a bit of company, a cuddle and more--all gone. Its not really a life eh?
I would appreciate any comments, not only the blokes but also from a womens perspective, as I certainly seem to have hit that brick wall hard?