Shannon, welcome to the fibromyalgia forum! I'm glad you found us and joined in. You know, I'm not sure they were even thinking about your having fibro at that time. I know if I saw my Mom fall flat on her face, I'd be very upset, too. I actually fell flat on my face in my driveway when my kids were small and they were crying. I ended up with a broken nose and two black eyes.
I, too, didn't talk about fibromyalgia to them. I would just ask for help. Your kids are all old enough to give you a helping hand that that is wonderful. I just let my kids know that's what families do. I didn't go into talking about pain or discomfort.
My children are now all grown up and are wonderful adults. They now know what I went through but they didn't back then. I managed to do what I had to do and they all had their own chores, too.
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum. There are links to good info about fibro and you will learn a lot there.
I'm so glad you are here! Don't hesitate to ask questions because we are here to help you. I hope you are feeling better soon and I also hope to hear more from you soon!
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