Thank you all for your nice welcome.
I am close to the diagnosis...I am going to see a rheumy next month at the IU med center. My doc is waiting for his confirmation, and then it will be official.
Some of my family is sympathetic, but they don't really understand. They keep telling me that I need to just get up and do what needs to be done, push past the pain. Well, I can only do that to a certain point before I collapse with exhaustion and pain.
My grandma really understands because she has Fibro too, and she has a lot of other stuff going on too. It's nice to have her on my side. My sister has not said anything to my face about not believing me, but she has said it to my husband, and he told me about it. It really hurts that she doesn't believe me. I am trying to be close to my sister, but it is hard when I have to refrain from talking about all the pain that I am in...
I am so happy I have found a forum where there are plenty of people who understand and who can offer advice and comfort and an e-shoulder to lean on.
Thank you all so much.
May your heart be filled with love and joy.
May your mind be clear and true.
May your smiles be many,
And may your tears be few.
May God wrap you in His arms
Especially when you're feeling blue.