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Hey, I'm Joan
I've had Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue symptoms off & on my whole life, but didn't get an official diagnosis until my early 50's. So I'd kinda built up a "standard" life. Most of that has had to go. And every time I think I've accepted where I am, something pops up to show me I have more to learn about living with Fibro & CFS. Building new life has been, and continues to be, interesting & challenging.
I live with my husband, whom I've been married to forever & am still in love with, and our 2 cats. Grown sons share an apartment not too far away. You can see my interests & meds on my personal profile page.
Hope you find as much support in these forums as I have since joining here. If you have any issues or concerns, feel free to PM me.
Hi, my name is Lin, I'm 55 and have been married for almost 6 years. Between my husband and myself we have had 6 children, 2 of which have passed on, and we have 21 grandchildren. I live at the base of the beautiful Oquirrh mountains, just south of the Great Salt Lake.
I was diagnosed in November 1999, about 7 months after a pretty bad auto accident. I told my doctor "No, I don't have that" and set out to prove it. I spent the next year and a half in pain, unable to drive, clean house, pick up my brand new granddaughter, needing help to wash my hair and dress. Then it was gone, which proved I was right, doctor was wrong.
In 2008 I woke up one morning and has a hard time moving. It got worse every day until I went to another doctor who diagnosed me again with fibro. Since then half of the time, there's very little, if any, pain. Other times I need someone to help me stand up and get my balance and/or have a pill with my morning coffee. I'm on a relatively low pain med dose and plan on keeping it there or at least reducing it.
If you need someone to talk to, pm me.
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