I have: Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression, TMJ, anxiety
Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren
As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it. Prov. 25:11
Hey there Tmac!!
I have a few of the same problems that you have.. so we can relate to each other!!
I'm so glad you found this forum. Its helped me more than I can tell you. The folks here are so kind and supportive. I stop by here almost everyday, because these people are like a family to me and I know they care about me as much as I care about them. We support each other and we try to have some fun too. Last week we had a virtual party at Sherrine's house and man oh man ... we had a virtual wild and crazy time!!!
You mentioned your dog... most of us have pets that we love. LOL.. we even love each others pets and have gotten to know their names!! I think our pets keep us going on days when we can barely move. I have 2 dogs and 2 birds, knowing that I have to care for them everyday helps me feel needed and loved.
I also have an extremely supportive husband. He's never judgemental and always looks out for my best interests. LOL, yes he gives me a hard time when I try to load the car with groceries, too.
I stopped working in Nov. 08. I hope that sometime soon, when the economy improves I'll be able to find a part time office job. But here in the N/E Indiana the unemployment rate is about 12% so it might take a while.
My kids are grown and gone, but I'm sure we're close to the same age. My kids are all great adults that I'm very proud of (most of the time.. LOL).
Again, welcome to the forum, I know you'll find answers and support here.
Hi tmac and Welcome-
I was diagnosed May of 08' and have not been able to work since. I got hit so bad, that 30 ft. seemed like 30 miles. It has been slow going, but now I love to walk. I can't go real far, but it feels good. I can walk a third of the mall, or part of the grocery store too. If I walk by my house, I have figured I can walk 3 long blocks - any further and my legs start cramping and just can't move. I could not grocery shop at first either, so I am thankful I can get in and get a few things now.
Happy to hear you have a supportive husband and your chihuahua for company during the day!
Nice to meet you!