I'm sorry it's taken so long for me to make the longer reply I promised you in my earlier message. I know all too well what you mean about it being easier to list what you don't have. My list of diagnosises looks like alphabet soup--FMS, CFS, MPS, IBS, IC, etc.
I never actually had much of a "career", from which I was forced by my health, to retire. But I did support myself, and had to go on disability at the age of 37. Now, at 47, I'm finally starting to improve some, but seriously doubt I could re-enter the job market, much less build a career. It will take a great deal more improvement before I can handle the stress of competition. And I just don't think there is enough time for my body to heal AND to build the career. So in a way, even though you had to retire early, I feel you are fortunate to have had a career, brief though it may have been. Do think there is any chance you'll ever be able to return to work, of any kind?
That's an interesting sig you have there--something with its tail cut off? I followed the link to mymailsig...com but didn't want to download the program just to get more info. Well, I don't mean to pry--it's just interesting!
Once again, sorry to have taken so long to make a decent reply. Looking forward to getting to know you better, and to interesting discussions in the future. This board is just now becoming active, so there are some stretches between replies sometimes. But it will grow before too long. Take care, hope to hear from you again soon. Best wishes.