I'm a newbie

I've been lurking here and replying to the odd post for a week or so and thought I'd better introduce myself.

I have recently been diagnosed with Fibro which I think I have had for a couple of years but I had put the symptoms down to Ankylosing Spondylitis which I was misdiagnosed with around ten years ago.

I'm 48, mother of two girls ages 21 and 18 who are a great help when things are bad. I work part time in a desk job although when the Fibro fog is at its worst I do wonder how long I'll be able to continue.

We are all off to Cornwall for a family holiday today. No idea where the energy will come from; organising 6 humans and two dogs seems like a mammoth task, but I'll find it if it kills me! lol.

So that's me in a nutshell. Happy to be here with other people who understand the reality of this cruddy illness.


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  • Hi there

    Welcome to the forum :)

    I always like the idea of lurking for a while :) It gives you a good feel for the forum. I lurked as well!

    You may have seen me talking about locking posts. When you return from your holiday you may like to look into doing this for future posts.

    It's not about hiding anything from anyone, it's about good Internet safety which is my concern. There are easy to follow steps on how to lock posts on the right of your screen, under Pinned Posts in blue. If you need any help just give me a shout.

    Have a look at our mother site. You'll find lots of useful information about Fibromyalgia on there fmauk.org

    Have a wonderful holiday. Cornwall is absolutely beautiful. I hope the weather holds out for you.

    Wishing you less pain and more peace

    Lu x


  • Hi I have looked to lock posts but can't find the easy steps is it because I am on mobile site? Please help.

  • Hiya

    You may need to turn your phone landscape and/or click on "View 11 more", which is just above Topics.

    Let me know how you get on xx

  • Hello annetteb2 and welcome to the gang as tou already know we are all pretty much in the same boat so we know what you are going through and are probably going through ot ourselves. There is always someone to talk to , to ask questions to vent or just to listen to you 24 hours a day 7 days a week day and night because a lot of us suffer from sleep depravation so we are on line at all hours . So I look forward to chatting to you . Hope you have a great holiday and once again welcome and a pain free day and sleep gilled night are wished your way ♡♡ :-) :-) xx

  • Annetteb2 Welcome. I joined recently & am sooo glad I did

  • Hi Annette, I've seen you lurking lolll..welcome to the site, I'm sure you will love it and get more understanding of Fibro and support from all the lovely members..and a chuckle from the lurkers hehe ☺☺☺

    Peace, luv n light

    Jan x

  • I've just come back from Cornwall it's a lovely place I really enjoyed it you just try and forget about your pain and enjoy it I'm in bad pain now but have great memories to last a lifetime time go and enjoy it with your lovely family and have a great time

    Carol x

  • Hi welcome and have a great holiday - yes this is a cruddy illness !!! X

  • Hi,this site is brilliant!hope you have a lovely holiday.xx

  • Hi Annetteb2

    I sincerely hope that you are feeling as well as you possibly can be today? Welcome to the forum and it is wonderful to make your acquaintance. I sincerely hope that you have a wonderful holiday and that your energy stretches enough for you.

    I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck and please take care of yourself.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


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