I've always been an active person.
I played soccer for 13 years ran councled at a kids camp for 4 years (THAT takes a lot out of you *heh* 20 kids trying to pelt you with waterballoons is an interesting experience )
I won the scholarship for the top grade 11 student in my high school and got a four year scholarship to a school off the island I live on.
I managed through my first year... but with complications with my health (I mysteriosly passed out for no reason and had to be taken to the hospital but by the time I got to see the doctor there was nothing wrong with me) and some family issues I had to move my 5 exams into my next semester and to qualify for my scholarship I needed to pass with 10 courses and I had no idea whether I was going to pass one of my classes based on that I hadn't completed my exams yet.
So I had 6 courses to complete and 11 exams to write in one semester.
I passed all my courses except for one but I fell 6 percent below the average I needed to carry on with the scholarship (plus I hated the climate... WAY too cold for me!)
That was all fine... I moved back to the island with my boyfriend of 3 years and have lived here for a year now. I started a job at the the only bank in our town as the commercial tellar and I really loved my job.
Then I woke up one day and my arm hurt. I went to the doctor and got diagnosed with tendonitis from typing a work so I was ordered to not work for two weeks.
Well... the pain moved into my other arm my legs... hips, knees, neck and sometimes my top jaw and my hands, wrists and fingers (haha yeah... I aplogize for the bad typing... I usually try and spell check but it takes too long to type as is (and my "T" button hates me) :( I use to be able to type at 60wpm)
After a series of tests (I'm sure most of you are aware of most of them... Oooo... I did get to go in a really cool mri that scanned you with the robotical arm!) I was diagnosed my rhumatoligist to have Fibromyalgia.
And that's where I am... I haven't worked for 3 months I'm covered by short term disability right now... but I'm scared I'm going to have to try and go for long term for the winter.
The hardest thing about this right now is that I'm only 20 years old.... but I have both finacial responsibilities as well as house-hold responsibilities (or atleast I feel that I should have both of those responsibilites... since if I was healthy I would hold them!) When you're young you're suppose to work for your money... get out of the house.. have endless energy to party and hang out with your friends... all at the same time.
I have none of that... at best I can clean one room a day right now - I hurt really bad most of the day... I try to walk once a day... I have joined both Yoga and Tai-Chi... (but they're on the same day and I have only attened one of he yoga classes so far! *hehe.... wednesday is comming up though so I'll be able to attend)
Overall I'm trying to stay really positive about this... In my mind I think I'm in a bit of denial that this is even real yet. I never saw my life going this way...