Hi Corrie and Welcome-
I have been a single mother for years and never stopped to take a breath, I did not have time! I have been off work also (my fibro hit 6 months ago). I had to apply for assistance through the state and county. Also applied for Soc. Sec. My employer did not have short or long term disability.
It is hard to give up the "old" you and figure out the "new" you. I'm learning daily and realizing we CAN have a full and enjoyable life. When I first joined this group I had to trust what they were telling me, and they were right!
This is a good place to come to for support and we have many "young" ones here that you will be able to relate to. But no matter what age we are- we all have fibro in common and we can share its challenges together!
Nice to meet you! GamJill