Kathy, I'm so sorry to read about your mother. My fibro stayed the same for several years and then our 20 yr old grandson was killed in Iraq over 20 months ago. The fibro has become worse every since. The pain is catching up to the fatigue but fatigue is still the worse problem for me most of the time. Right before Michael was killed I had spent over a year helping take care of a dear sweet uncle til he died. I do believe emotions and stressors has a lot to do with how fibro progresses. I'm 58 and have other factors like osteo arthritis to deal with which fibro makes worse.
I was hoping to regain some of my energy back with time but that hasn't happened yet. I think I need to get the treadmill out and start slow and see if that helps til the winter is over and I can get outside to walk with the puppy which should really get me going when nice weather gets here. I know exercise is so good for depression but getting myself to do it is another thing.
I think you have every right to take time out from taking care of your mom and doing things for yourself no matter what your siblings may think. They have no idea what it is to live in a fibro body. Maybe taking some long walks might help with all the stress and sadness you are feeling right now.
luv and hugs
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