I've been lurking but decided to jump right in today.
I'm Hazel, 37 mum to 3 great boys. Jack 14, Ciaran 11 and Aidan 8. I'm getting divorced after 14 years of marriage to who I thought was my soul mate. I am now seeing a really nice fella who has put the smile back on my face.
I haven't been formally diagnosed with fibromylagia but my gp is fairly certain it's what I have, going back on Friday to ask for more tests. I'd say I've suffered since Ciaran was born, very scary birth, was told he had died, then heartbeat found, then when he was born told he had a heart condition and needed an operation, so at 6 days he had an operation to open a valve. But at 3 weeks old a blood clot burst on his heart and he had to have open heart surgery to save his life. Thankfully now he is a very healthy happy little boy. I've just never really recovered. I ache every day, have very irregular sleep patterns and basically just feel like crap constantly.
I am going to college in September to train to be a medical secretary in the hope that I can find a job that isn't as painful on my body, my entire working career has been shop work and I can no longer do it as 1 good now means 3 day recovery and no employer is happy with that.
I hope to make friends and get advice on how to get thru the really bad days