Hi. This is my first post. Someone from fibroaction suggested this site and so I joined it 2 mins ago, so please forgive me if I do this wrong.
I have been diagnosed with fibro and to say that it has turned my life upside down is the understatement of the decade.
I was a successful teacher. I left my life as a florist and took off to uni to train. It was great. I taught year 4 in a great school in london. I loved my job, the kids and even the ridiculous long hours. I was in my element every day.
Then on march 26 2013 I fell down a flight of concrete steps snapping my knee cap in half.
From the day I entered the hosp it was a catalogue of disasters. From wrong meds to physiotherapists giving incorrect advice. Letter to and fro my GP to hosp taking 16 weeks. The who experience was horrendous. During this my knee healed but my brain and body took a drastically different direction. Nobody seemed to understand and I felt like a hypochondriac, constantly complaining of pain in all other areas of my body.
I lost my job, my career, my wages, and my mind.
it was over a year later when a very clever physiotherapist told me I had fibro.
Never heard of it.
From that day I have searched for help. I have been told by all the medical profession that I just have to find a way of dealing with it, and thats ok I suppose but I wanted support. Information. Help!!
My partner and mum have turned themselves inside out trying to help me but they can only do so much.
I dont sleep anymore. I have depression, anxiety, and a whole load of indescribable pain.
This week I found fibroaction on twitter and they directed me here.
I know I have gone on and on but I guess it is because I am so pleased I may have found a little support. People who my understand. People I can chat to every now and then. So Hi. My name is Emma.