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What does my future hold for me?
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sosad - September 7

I am so overwhelmed with my medical condition and the change in my life. I don't know that I can come to terms with Fibromyalgia, Depression, Fatigue. It has taken over my life. Will I ever feel useful again?

 

ibritz - September 9

I have found a couple of very good friends through my church. We were never very clost until about the last year. They do not have FMS but have other health issues and we have other things in common. They, many times, are my lifeline. I also decided what in my life is most important to me. Those are the things I try really hard to fit in no matter how I feel. I just make the decision to go or to do it for a little bit and sometimes, I can do it longer than I thought. Then I can remember it. Of course, it isn't always like that, but it does make some days more bearable. I can certainly feel what you are saying. I am often in the same boat. Keep trying & do what you can, even just a little at a time. Good luck.

 

VictoriaB - September 16

Yes, you will be useful again!! I know exactly how you feel. I had to drop out of grad school because of this Fibro and I, like you am having trouble accepting it and the challenges it presents. I so much want to feel like I use to and go and have dreams and goals, now I have to start out each morning in a river of pain and focus on how to manage to get through it. I miss working and being with others. The one thing that has been my rock is my church family. I know they are there and that feels good. The main thing is to keep your mind busy and keep talking with others that know how you feel and that is using someone who has Fibro or other health challenges. Hang in there and I hope you the best! V

 

txsunsets - September 16

sosad, I feel exactly like you do. I was diagnosed in Jan and my life has changed completely. I have been divorced for 10 years but now can't help to think why would someone want me. You will have good days and bad days. Keep your head up and learn everything you can about this illness. Good Luck

 

Fantod - November 11

All of us, at one time or another, have been in this position. In my own case, I spent quite awhile beating myself into the ground by overdoing just about everything. The results were catastrophic. Then, I had an epiphany of sorts and decided to see what would happen if I just surrendered gracefully. I may not be able to do everything I would like to do in any given day. But, I feel so much better and actually grateful for even the smallest things that I have accomplished. My life has become more managable and I am happier. I am no longer letting myself or others drive me into the ground. I guess my message is that you must be grateful for what you have in the moment. This is not about lowering expectations, it is about getting the same things accomplished but at a less frenetic pace. As the old saying goes - who says Rome had to built in a day? This is not an easy change to make but it is surely one of the better things that I have done in a long time. Take care.

 

belong2 - November 12

You cannot stop learning. When you stop learning about this illness you surrender to it completly.

 

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