Hi, Leila, and welcome! I'm glad you decided to join our fibro family! We love to get new people here. You will learn a lot, get a lot of support, give support, and just have some fun, too! We do like to laugh on this forum.
Seven children? Wow! That's a lot of work. But, that's a lot of help, too! I hope you have delegated some duties to the kids that are old enough. I think Mom could use a hand. I'm surprised you could stay in bed but, actually, that's not good for fibro. You do need to keep moving. Sitting and laying to much will make you stiff as a board and make the pain worse.
I hope you will have more energy once that bladder infection has cleared up. They can take a toll on a person and you do have to be quite active since you have such a large family.
Many with fibro have a big problem getting good sleep. I go to bed around 10 PM and am up around 6-6:30 AM and am still tired. I wake up many times during the night and that's part of my problem. I don't go into REM sleep where your body starts healing itself. Most of us are dealing with that. So, fatigue seems to go with the territory.
I am so glad that you joined in and am looking forward to getting to know you better. I hope to hear more from you soon.
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