I was diagnosed with FM over a year ago after years of finding other illnesses out.
Im 39 and have arthritis in my pelvis and spine and have had my right hip replaced in 2015. During all the scans over the years I was diagnosed with Chiari malformation type 1 which is a rare brain disease where the bottom part of my brain is sitting in the top of my spine disturbing nerves and brain fluid etc. The symptoms are very similar to FM. I've been having a really bad time lately and going through a divorce which ended due to my illness and my husband not wanting to deal with it. I have 2 kids ,one of 18 and one of 7 . I am really finding it hard to accept my illnesses as obviously as I'm sure everyone is the same I don't want to be I'll and was always the life and soul and feel now like half a person.
Has anyone else had struggles accepting and is there any tips anyone could help me with in starting to accept how i am . Thanks in advance. Hope everyone is aswell as expected.
( I've never posted before either so hello to everyone )