Hello, all! I am new here. I was diagnosed with fibro 15 years ago (when I was 17); it's a part of my life and I don't really remember not having it. I don't remember what it feels like to not be in pain.
I like to think that fibro has not taken a primary role in my life. Until now, I've been very effective at denying and trying to ignore my pain. The more I thought about
my pain, the more I felt it, so I just didn't think about
it, register it, or let myself believe it was real. At least that's what I thought I was doing, but I think I just adapted my life to accommodate my pain (like sleeping when I got home from work).
Regardless, that is not working for me anymore. I am in my 30s, have a 12 month old, and am working full-time. I am spent. I can't ignore it any longer, and am wondering how other working mothers deal with it? I don't have the luxury of coming home and napping anymore. My husband works evenings, so I do dinner, bath, and bedtime all by myself. I have a few minutes to myself, then I go to bed, sleep poorly, get up at 5:30, repeat.
(Thankfully, if my son does wake up in the night, my husband takes care of him).
Any strategies will be helpful. I'd love to stop working, but at this point, I really don't think that is a option, financially .