I'm Susanna, and my mum is Ellie - Ellie10 on here, some of you have already spoken to her and she's really appreciative of the advice and kind words she's received on here so first off I'd like to say thanks to everyone for that.
I'm just wondering what I can do to help her out. I don't have fibromyalgia, but I myself suffer from depression which has only gotten worse since she got her diagnosis. It's pretty shameful to admit and I'm annoyed at myself for the way I've reacted - a pretty childish denial that anything's wrong, really, 'cause my mum has always been the strong one in our family, the glue that keeps us all together and I find myself terrified of the idea that that's going to change.
I can't seem to find any information online about things I can do to help her, other than things relating to her pain which she already has covered, and it isn't easy for her to ask for help sometimes, as I said, she was always the strong one, the supermum, who done everything and never asked for help... I just want to know things I can do for her to make her life a bit easier and relieve her stress. Any help would be really appreciated, guys, thanks.