Due to my Fibro condition, I can no longer work. I have applied for disability but that can take a long time, if I’m even approved. Since I have no money coming in, I have sold my house. I plan to live off the equity I get until my disability is hopefully approved.
To get my house ready to show, I had to do extra cleaning, put stuff away, etc. so it looked nice when potential buyers would come by. Now that it is sold I have to box all my stuff up to get ready to move. The entire process has been physical labor, but in my opinion not hard labor, yet it has been so exhausting. I can only work a few hours filling a few boxes and then I’m exhausted. If I push myself, I’m in bed the entire next day, too tired to even get up.
To me, cleaning or boxing up my items is small stuff. But now with Fibro, It’s so hard just to get the simplest things done.
I have heard that physical therapy is suppose to help with this type of fatigue. I have read that part of physical therapy is doing exercises in a warm pool. Others do stuff like Yoga.
For the past 2 months, I have had to do some light physical labor because of my house move, but I don’t feel like the exercise has helped me. If anything I feel totally worn out and exhausted. It’s so frustrating not to be able to do the simple things that I used to be able to do. I’m a 54 year old male that feels like a frail old man that is pretty much useless. My friends and family do not understand and avoid me. One of my friends said that because I have applied for disability I have given up. When the truth is, she has given up on me. So I live alone and have to do everything myself.
With all that said, my question is, do those of you with Fibro, that do some type of physical therapy find that it helps or not?