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What do I do with my life?
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kvc33 - March 13

So here I am 45 years old and still trying to figure out how to be happy and chronically ill at the same time. I've never been able to have kids or a career or even a marriage due to this illness. I feel like I'm still 25 and trying to figure things out. Just getting out of the house to visit someone is a major coup for me. I know what I want to do but am unable to do it. It is so bizarre to watch everyone else around me have a life when I don't. I don't think they even know that we're not on an even playing field. I spend my days on-line, watching TV, reading and doing housework and I think "Is this all there is"? I mean really, will I EVER have a life? Sometimes I want to do something drastic like get in my car and drive away and just never come back.

 

ptalana - March 13

Hi Kvc33, I totally get what you're saying and feeling. I don't think it's possible for anyone other than ourselves to understand how devastating fms truly is!
I also spend the better part of everyday lying on my back with my knees raised on-line, watching tv, or trying to catch up on the sleep I didn't get the night before. I think the challenge is adapting to these changes. But regardless of having this illness life is constantly throwing us curve balls that we have to adapt to.
I hope you have a support system like perhaps your parents or really good friends that you can turn to. Either way you always have you're fibro family, who totally understand!
Hope you have a super weekend, Patty :)

 

Noca - March 13

I feel lost on the road of life too. I know where I'm going, I just don't know how to get there.

Try making goals, however small they may be. Once you achieve small goals in your life you will feel motivated to reach even larger goals.

A small goal may be, "I'm going to get up and take a 10 minute walk around the block today".

Larger goals may be try learning something new with distance education, such as a new hobby or skill.

Whatever you decide to do, we are always here for you to talk with. Keep your head up.

 

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