I am happilly married to the man of my dreams, and lucky to be the mother of three beautiful children (2 girls, 1 boy) who I love more than anything in this world. I was diagnosed w/ fybromialgia in early 2006, and have suffered w/ chronic pain that has increased in sev
[More]erity continuously ever since then. I also had an MRI of my brain that showed multiple lesions, leading my doctor to suspect possible MS, which I have seen a neurologist for, and am still "waiting" for more symptoms (other than the weakness & tingling that I've already had) to occur, and a 2nd MRI to see if the lesions have multiplied or grown at all before a diagnosis can be confirmed. I passed the Utah state real estate exam, and became licensed in 2004 when I was 20y/o. I enjoyed doing the type of real estate I specialize in (investment properties), and was quite successful at it, but unfortunately had to move on to something more stable once the market crashed in 2008. I was extremely depressed about having to find a new job after I had worked so hard to make it to the point that I was in real estate, but I knew that I didn't have much of a choice because I had to support my family, and my husband's job (which had once brought in a lot of income, and had been moving forward so well for such a long time) was now going backward w/ paycuts, and benefit reductions every month! I ended up getting a really great job w/ Wells Fargo bank, making lots of money doing something I really enjoyed! Things got better and better over the next year or so, until suddenly, my position was eliminated, and they were going to demote me to a position that I didn't want to move into. I managed to get hired as a personal banker in a local branch closer to my home, which I thought would be great for me, but it turned out to be nothing but much much worse in so many ways! One of which (the most significant way of all) being a severe worsening of my health conditions, which lead me to the point of being forced to stop working and go on medical leave. After 4 months of exhausting every effort to get short term disability through my insurance at work, I have come to the end of the road and arrived at nothing but denial after denial for the benefits I so desperately need! It is extremely frustrating, but nothing out of the norm when it comes to fighting the impacts of fybromialgia. That is where I'm at currently. Life is tough for us right now, but I truly enjoy having the opportunity to be back at home w/ my children, and I intend on making the best out of what I have, and know that things will turn around for us eventually. They always do! One good thing I failed to mention through my depressing ramblings, is that my husband did manage to land himself an incredible new job a few months ago, and is making quite a bit more money than he was before, so we're very grateful for that! I don't know where we'd be right now if that had not happened, so we do have a lot to be thankful for, and we really are thankful for all that we have!
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I have been a massage therapist for 10 yrs. and just recently had to quit myjob due to the pain and muscles spasms it was causing. My doctor reccomended that I stop doing massages as much as possible. Not sure where I am going to go from here. It is kind of scary, but I am in the bed now more than ever and just feel very exhausted most of the time.
I am glad you are able to work. I know you have your hands full. Sleep is one of the most important things esp. with fibro., although it can be very unpredictable from day to day. Thank you for leaving me a note and continue to let me know how you are doing. If I can help you in any way, I am will be more than glad to help you with any ques. that I may can answer about fibro.
Hope you feel better soon!
Hi there. I am 31 and have fibromyalgia. I was dx about 8 yrs ago. It is so hard to deal with at times. I don't know how you keep up with 3 little ones. WOW ! I just wanted to let you know that you are not alone. If there are people that do not believe you or make you more stressed, you need to cut them out of your life. They will ony add more stress and cause flare-ups. My fiance also suffers with fibro. as well as my mother. Hang in there girl. I am here, if you ever need to talk.
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