Hi Geek and welcome to our little club. Question for you. Did you have the prolotherapy at the site of your injury or in other spots instead/also? You are a lucky person to have a helpful family. I hope you thank them profusely because as you can see they seem to be a rare bunch of people.
Welcome to the club also Hazelmist. I am sorry that the people in your life just don't get it. I have no words of wisdom because I'm usually in the same boat. fortunately for me my pain level is such that I can function pretty well normally. On bad days though I'm out of luck and just do what I have to do through the pain. Lisa
Welcome to both Hazelmist and Geek, this is a wonderful place to be. You will find a lot of support and caring. I wonder if fibro picks perfectionists, it seems to be a common trait that we have. I'm still learning how to let go and I'm still trying to figure out how to deal with the people in my life. I think it stinks that we have to keep this to ourselves but who wants the stress of the looks people give us. If I'm honest with myself, I'm not sure that I would understand this if I wasn't going through it. Hazelmist, it is terrible that your friend has abandoned you when you need her. You are a wonderful person for helping her get through a tuff situation. Forget what she has done and move on, there are people out there that care. You need to take care of yourself now, you have more than earned it.
Sherrine, I need to get one of those signs for my house because if you show up unannounced you will probably find me in a mess. I try, I really do but I work full time, have three kids and a very messy husband (he attempts to clean but usually makes things worse, like the caulk on my van door, yes you heard right, he went from the bathroom-sealing the tub (he cleaned up he said ) to my van, the inside of the driver side door has a smear of caulk on it (because he tried to clean that up)). I could go on and on with the messes he leaves behind but I won't, it's to exhausting. Anyway, one of those signed would be perfect for me.
Stick with us and we will help you through the bad days and maybe we can enjoy a few laughs along the way.