I have no immediate family, I'm an orphan. My husband & I moved areas 7 yrs ago and any friends have never eventuated 'cos of this darn illness. My husband understands the constraints fibro puts us under but he's busy winding up a business & trying to keep a roof over our heads.
This past year has left me housebound for the most part.
We live in an apartment building in a city area where most people work during the day or are away for long periods of time. EG: on our floor there are 8 apartments but only 2 are permanently occupied. We never see any of the other people here....some come & go for a weekend every 6-8 weeks. Others it's every 6 months.
Added to all that we are really struggling financially. Keeping a roof over our heads has been very hard.
How do others cope with the isolation 'cos I'm not coping right now.