Sounds like we might live pretty close to each other. It is great that you want to help your wife so much. Hopefully once she accepts and starts to learn about Fibro, she will feel better.
I started researching everything on the computer so I could learn more about it and also get some ideas on how to cope. Joining this board was the best thing I did. I hope your wife will one day feel like joining us.
Her doctor may have some good advice about water aerobics or maybe support groups that are close by. If you have insurance, I've heard that if your doc writes a prescription for water therapy then your insurance will pay part of cost.
I wish you luck & tell your wife that we look forward to the day she feels she can join us. Feel free to ask questions or jump in anytime. That's what we are all here for. You'll find the people here are great & very understanding.
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Hi IL Hubby and Welcome-
When the fibro hit me it hit hard and with it came severe depression, fatigue and pain like I had never felt before! I thought my life was over. To walk 15 feet was like walking 5 miles. I could not do anything. I couldn't even wash a pan! With time, support from family, friends, and this group, a good Dr., and medication, I have my life back.
I understand how staying home and not being able to do much is driving her crazy- I am a single mom who was working a fulltime job going at Mach 5 all the time. Then not being able to do anything was quite an adjustment. The group here would offer many suggestions on what to do when they knew I could not do much. It really helped.
I think it is great that you are trying to do whatever you can to help and educate yourself about this- she's blessed to have you.
Keep us posted on how you both are doing-