Hi everyone. I am new to this site although I was diagnosed with fibro a couple of years ago now. Think I am still in denial and hope it will just go away. I read a post from Jo earlier today and know exactly how she feels as I am sure many of us do. I didn't have a lovely useful job like Jo, but I did have a brain that worked and if I didn't want to do something with my brain, I had a strong body and did gardening for several years. All before FIBRO!!! I know there any many, many worse things that you could have and Fibro isn't life threatening, and I always feel particularly bad because my partner is paraplegic and works full time and supports us and I do the moaning! But I am having a few bad weeks when everything seems to knock you back and sometimes it just gets too much. I always had fight and motivation to work on the next thing, before this blasted thing!
I imagine other people have experienced the same thing but due to the lack of understanding out there I have stopped telling people that I have fibro and they just think I am lazy with my poor disabled partner carrying the weight. My own brother, who is a nurse, is a prime example of this and my relationship with one of the people I was closest to has more or less broken down.
Sorry for the moan and rant everyone, my only excuse being that I am sure we all feel like this sometimes, but I do apologise. Would love to hear how other people get through these times. (Photo is of my dog Snowy, far more photogenic than me!)
Love to all x