I am so sorry to her about your wife. What a terrible experience you had to go thru. Hopefullly she is feeling better. I am sure she could benefit from this forum if she is up to it. The moderators and ladies and gents here are FANTASTIC!!!! We welcome you and your wife. Your family will be in my prayers
Hi, CW, and welcome! It must be hard watching your wife when she is in so much pain. She was probably having an attack of costochondritis when her diaphram was being affected. I get that sometimes and it really does hurt! But the good news is that fibro waxes and wanes. We will have our really miserable times and then we will have better times. The key is learning how to control the pain. That's what we are here for.
It would be wonderful if your wife would come on and ask questions. We could hopefully help her and that would help you and your family. No one totally understands fibromyalgia unless they have it! YIKES! But it is so wonderful that you are trying to get the help for her. She is very fortunate to have you.
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum. There are links to good info about fibro in there that can help you understand this illness more and help your wife, too.
I am so glad that you found us and joined in. This is a wonderful group of people that love to help others and we really do care about eact other too. See if you can get your wife to join in, also. We'd love to "meet" her. Meanwhile, read back post, the Fibro 101 thread, and ask questions. We are here to help you. Hope to hear more from you soon.
You have my most sincere prayers right now. I'm so sorry you, your wife and family has been hit so hard by this horrible syndrome. I know how hard it is to watch someone we love suffer.
This forum is for anyone that is impacted by fibro so you are very welcome here.
Last October I was very ill with fibro and wound up in the hospital. I wasn't nearly as sick as your wife but I remember instructing my husband what my final wishes were, in the event I didn't make it. I'm doing MUCH better now. I had had what Sherrine mentioned in her post.. costochondritis, it was enormously painful and very scary. I've also been through a heavy depression because of this chronic illness and just hoped that God would just take me. It does wax and wane.
I don't know what I would have done without this wonderful group of friends. They've made me laugh when I wanted to cry. They've reminded me that I'm an important part of the world and that someone cares when I feel like just giving up.
I admire you so much for coming to this forum to learn more and get support. We are a Family here and we always welcome new family members so please, please, please don't hesitate coming back, bring your wife along, we'd love to meet her and welcome her to the family as well.
Please keep in touch and let us know how you and your family is doing.. you'll be in my thoughts.
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
Hi cw and Welcome!
Your story saddens me, because we still have Dr's out there that don't believe this is real. The fibro hit me hard also, and I almost checked myself in to the hospital a couple times. I could not function, and if I walked even 5 ft. the pain was so excrutiating it knocked me to my knees. On a scale of 1 to 100, I was functioning at a 5. It has been a long journey since last March, but I do have quality of life now.
I can't imagine how hard this was for my family and friends to go through, and thank-you, it's a reminder to talk with all of them at some point and say "this had to have been hard on you too", now that I am functioning again.
The group here is very special and they have made a "difference" in my life. They were my "strength" when I had none. It sounds like you are very supportive of your wife, and let her know about the site, maybe just have her read the posts for awhile and then when she is comfortable have her join in. I think she would notice a change in how she feels.
Nice to meet you and let us know how it is going-