Just a little note to interest me. I'm Dave,forty seven and recently moved home to Wales after a lot of years in London. I was an actor and comedian, but have had to give those up recently.
Medically, I've had Fibro for about four years. It has progressed in that time from three or four intense flares a year to the point where I have no respite from it. I had to fight my last GP to be believed, eventually diagnosing myself as I couldn't get a referral.
I also have dyspraxia and severe hearing loss. And I'm also a carer for my wife, who has MS, and my mother, who has dementia.
I also recently bought a franchise business to allow me to work from home, and I have a very active ten months old puppy.
I just can't go to bed and risen out the worst as no one else can take care of the family. I know what I should do. In a former life I was a benefits campaigner and social worker. Ironically I can't bring myself to ask for help. It would be like admitting defeat. I'm too ill to work much of the time, but force myself to plough through it. If I stay in bed my wife doesn't get the support she needs, and I'm too brain fogged to make a plan. I can't talk about this to friends or family, but I'm failing, and pretty soon everything is going to fall apart.
Other than that I'm a happy go lucky sort of chap.
Sorry about the unfocussed rant. There used to be so much more to me than this.