So good to find a 'live' fibro site! I'm a 46yr old female, diagnosed with fibro 2yrs ago but suffering with it for at least 6yrs. To say that this 'thing in my body', as I refer to it, has had an affect on my life is THE understatement of the last century! I have had to give up my teaching post, give up my beloved sport and give up any social activity that lasts longer than an hour. My family life has suffered greatly too, thankgoodness that children grow up. I have three, all of whom live at home and as a single mother, they take up all my energy. However, they do provide me with endless pleasure and constant mental stimulation! I have found out so much about myself during this time of change. I wish I could alter certain aspects of my character to make things easier for myself, but it's a case of go with the flow and do what I can today and hope that tomorrow it will have disappeared!!!!