- Oct 28, 2015
- DX FIBRO
I am new to this forum. I have been dealing with symptoms of fibromyalgia for several years but the past year has been horrible. Two years ago I was active and working. I could clean, take daily showers, plant a garden, walk. I've had back issues for years and was always able to manage things with chiropractic care. That is until I "blew a disc" that pressed against my spinal chord. Easy fix right? Well, THAT pain is gone but my body absolutely rebelled with muscle aches and I lost my ability to walk or stand for more than a minute. And then....my knee decided to break down. So, for the past year I have been using a cane (or walker when I really can't move), my showers are every other day with me sitting on the side of my tub, the only chore I can handle is sweeping my small front room area. I can't shop. I can't play with my grandchildren. I can't do my yard or garden. I can't go anywhere that requires walking. I am stuck in my house! I was an orchestra teacher always on the move. I am now a slug. My husband is beyond frustrated with me. I never go out with friends anymore. I am miserable. Just miserable. I am waiting to get a total knee replacement in the next few weeks. What will happen with my fibro then? I am 51 and much too young for this life. I don't even know what to do anymore.