Just want to say the very best to you all for 2017. Let's hope that someone out there discovers a way for Fibro sufferers to get relief from this affliction in the coming year. We can hope, can't we?
Although I didn't know what it was at the time, I do know that I have suffered from this illness since I was a young mum in my early 20's. I'll be 65 in a few weeks. I remember days when, trying to get out of bed, my husband would have to put my feet on the floor and help me to my feet. I had three children who needed looked after...
Well, after the divorce, I had to get myself out of bed. Then, while being a single parent with Fibro, I decided to go to college, then Uni. After 9 years of study, while, at the same time, working 3 part-time jobs, I earned my honours degree and took a post graduate to specialise. The Fibro never left me. Just good and bad, as we all have experienced. I also have dyslexia which added to the difficulty. I have 3 lovely children and 4 beautiful grandchildren. It was def. a struggle. What came out of my illness was a determination to succeed, regardless of what my fate dished out. My 3 children have the work ethic and are fighters. They provide warm, secure homes for their children. They have taken on most of my principles (they are individuals so I have to allow for that ).
I'm not trying to give myself a pat on the back, what I'm trying to highlight is, we Fibro sufferers still have a lot to offer and a lot to achieve. We suffer daily with pain that non-sufferers can hardly imagine. We have a unique strength within us. With this strength and resource, we have a hell of a lot more inside us to give and get out of life. Please don't give up and feel that you are not achieving anything. There are the silent things that we can't measure. The impressions that we leave and the positive influences that we have made and much much more... Make a New Years resolution and let us all know, even the smallest resolution you have achieved on Hogmanay 2017.
I have to let you know that this group has been the greatest comfort to me. Thank you to each and everyone of you.
I wish you all the very best in 2017