Hi there! Just wanted to stop in and introduce myself. I joined Spark b/c I not only need to lose weight, but I need to live healthier as well. I have several chronic conditions (won't bore you here), but the main one I deal with is fibromyalgia. I was diagnosed 20 years ago (when I was 18). Back then other drs. didn't know what it is! Now, it seems everyone knows someone who has it, but it's still not well understood, is it?
I've been on disability for almost 4 years. I used to be a HS English teacher and loved working with the kids. I'm now a mom to an 11 yo boy. He keeps me on my toes! My husband and I have been married for 16 years and I think he has finally started to figure out fm in the past 5 or so!
I used to love to garden, but can't do it much anymore. This realization hit home last week and this week when I tried to do a few minor tasks and was then laid up for the rest of the week. Ugh! I'd love to hear how others with fm deal with day-to-day things you do and how you do them with minimum pain.
Also, if any of you are trying to lose weight, how are you doing it. Every dr. tells me, "You know, if you exercised, you'd feel better!" The next one will probably get slapped, but I always say to them that it's hard to exercise when you're in major pain all of the time! I still don't think they "get" it. Oh well. Does anyone???
I'd love to make some new friends with similar issues on this site. Sometimes it's good to "talk" to someone who really knows what you're going through!
*Good moms have happy children and dirty floors."
*You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Ghandi
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