I know this is difficult but really try not to stress out over this. The stress will make the pain worse. I've had fibro for 22years and still have had a wonderful life! I've learned what helps me be in control of the pain and I've learned how to pace myself.
I've done so many things. I've traveled to many countries, I've stood on a glacier, parasailed, etc. all with fibro! I just walked through DisneyWorld last week! I'm no spring chicken, either! (Don't you dare, Marlee!) You will learn how your body reacts and work from there.
Instead of projecting yourself in the future, live one day at a time. Look at all the blessing you have, too. That will put a smile on your face! Look forward to each day with anticipation and set resonable goals for yourself. Find good hobbies. I love genealogy and when I'm working on that, the pain fades in the background.
We are here to help you. Don't be frightened or depressed because you have your whole life ahead of you and there will be a lot of wonderful times and events in your life, in spite of fibro. There sure are worse things out there that you could have! Ask questions and we will help you learn how to have a very successful life with fibro.
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7