I was very fit and in the best shape of my life when the fibro hit. It has been very hard to accept help and the fact that there are so many things that I cannot do. I also had to leave my job but fortunately I have found a new job that works great for me. So I'm learning how to adjust to this new life. I have gained 20lbs since my diagnosed, from the meds they put me on. I'm trying hard to get some control back but I know that it will take me time. I also have come to terms with never being without pain. Fortunately my pain isn't the biggest part of my fibro. The fog and fatigue get me more. I guess what I'm trying to say is, things will get better. You will learn how to deal with your limitations. You will have good days and bad days but you will be ok and when you are having bad days, we are here for you!