Just saying hello

Hi I thought I'd say hello and introduce myself. I am 40 years old and have been suffering with pain for 12 years but only got diagnosed fibromyalgia 4 months ago I also have si joint disfunction so walking is getting harder and harder. On a happier note I am married with two fantastic kids who are always happy to help my oldest has just started secondary school and has his own disabilities to cope with (learning) is makes a amazing cup of tea lol. That's me 😊

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  • Hi Sharlain, that's a nice little intro, well about your kids, not illness. Treasure them while you can and in this day and age you are lucky they love to help. My two are grown with own kids now and harder to see, but if truth be known I struggle everyday, they were my life I used to say what is this thing called empty nest ?? But believe me I now know, my dad used to say to me when I was young, The best tea maker in the town lol. To hear that again would be great, wishing you all the best and hoping you not in too much pain. Take care ❤️X

  • Yes Robbie I'd heard the term 'empty nest' before but did'nt take it to seriously but when my lad went away to uni I found it very hard to get through. Now 6 years on he works in London and I still miss him as much. But He has done well and is happy so that is what keeps me going 😭😭

  • Awe that's great he has done well, we only want the best for them lol. But it's hard !!! 😊

  • Welcome to our home from home, hope your not suffering too much

    sorry its short but I have a migraine and off to bed.

    take care and sleep well

    woo xx

  • Hi Sharlain , Welcome to our lovely forum.Sorry to hear you have is awful illness but you picked a good place for info and some laughs!! Hope to see you around . Peck.Peck.🐤

  • Hi Sharlain

    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 have pasted you a link below to our mother site, FMA UK which hosts loads of useful Fibro information:


    I am so genuinely sorry to read of how you have been suffering and struggling and I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck, and to your lovely family too. Please take care of yourself.

    All my hopes and dreams for you

    Ken :)

  • Hi. It's great to meet you l hope that you can get the help & advise that you recuire. "Please Please" ask away & hopefully someone can help!!!!

    Yes I am 50 years young, I also have two young children who are great.

    I have not been diagnosed with anything to do with my pain.

    Please let me know if I can help you?????


  • Hi and welcome to the site everyone on here is so friendly and so helpful and it's good to share our stories with fellow sufferers, l hadn't even heard of fibromyalgia until I got diagnosed myself a few months ago, but I learned so much from my fellow fibro friends on here hope you are having a good weekend and getting the help you need

  • Hi nice to meet you. I've only been on here a week, best thing I've done, really lovely, funny kind bunch if people. So good to be able to spk to people who get it too :) I've got fibro ( and the multitude of things that seem to accompany it) and also just been told got arthritis in both hips just incase I didn't have enuf 😂 It's lovely to hear you have a supportive family, especially children that must be so precious - I have lovely nephews & nieces sometimes they make all the difference 😀 Any questions, thoughts etc you ever have ask away you will always get lots of support on here xx

  • welcome to our wonderful site. I myself have learnt a lot about fibro from members here. I have made great friends & I know everyone truly understands how I am feeling as sadly they have to live with fibro too. I am a member of 2 other health forums but I check this one daily as everyone is so friendly and caring, its the best.

    sorry to hear that you also have fibro x

  • Hi Sharlain and welcome to our site we are very friendly and we help each other get through the day ☺

  • Hi. Nice to chat with everyone.

    I'm Lesley. 47 in a few weeks time. I have a great family 5 children and 4 grandkids.

    My illness has really started in the last two years but always suffered chronic fatigue.

    Be lovely talking with u all.


  • Hello and welcome to the gang.

  • Aww bless

    Welcome Sharlain hope your having a good day. Post away!!!!good or bad x

  • Hello, Welcome Sharlain! This is a great bunch of people you are joining. I've only been around for under a year and still I feel comfortable to post any question I may have and know that I will receive lots of help and advice. I've had fibro for many years and am quite happy to have found this site. It's the best ever!! ;o)

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