Well where to start..........
I am SOOOOOOO confused!!!
Two days ago I got told I have Fibro, and in a state of shock!!!
During NYE I went on a short holiday, and well it turnt out to be the holiday from HELL.
Got mugged, Someone tried to break into my hotel room at 3am whilst alone, and got attacked with lit fireworks!!.
When I got back home I kissed the ground (Not a lie!!!)
Well I thought that was the end of it. Turns out it was the holiday that just keeps giving.
Anyway came back and over the last five months fibro has decided it wishes to enter my life.
Doctors think that the shock of my holiday has set off Fibromyalgia and now I have something to always remember the holiday by.
Well at the moment I am in shock!!
I am a special needs secondary school teacher, and teach Design Technology.
Not only is working with special needs children (BESD, ADHD, ASD) very demanding, but so is my subject (Woodwork, textiles, food and electronics) and I am the only DT teacher. On top of this I also teach after school wood work and Food clubs.
I love my job, the kids and the people I work with, but my body doesn't.
I have spend the last year and a half building up the department, which i call "my baby". I'm and excellent teacher, well that was up until jan 2012.
At the moment all I can see is everything I have worked so hard to achieve slowly falling to bits, because I physically can not cope.
I have just started meds and on top I have high blood pressure. The doctors think I have this as my body is under stress from the uncontrolled fibro.
My social life, well " Goodbye partying" "Hello bed".
Family so upset, to see me crumbled so quickly.
The kids at school can not understand what is wrong with me. Although they ask questions as to what is wrong with me, I don't answer as they have enough to worry about, long a let worrying about me.
This to just upsets me more.
one even commented that they " want the old fun miss back!!!", thing is, so do I.
I can't play with my nephew or niece like I use to, which upsets me soooooo much I can't even put into words.
Seeing my father crying as I have "the fog" and can not get out of bed, really hurt.
How can I help my family and friends when I can't even get my own head round it.
Well, now I have totally exposed they way I am feeling and how messed up my head is at the mo, what I came on here for is to ask.........
How do other cope and how have other come to terms with fibro?
Do you still work?
I have only beed in teaching for four years, and really do not want to give up!!
I'm only 27!!!!
Thanks for your time!!!