just thought i would say hello as im one of the few guys on here. . and i know the pain that your talking about.. i even get swelling at times. . my dr gave me some cream for it but as usual my brain fog wont let me remember where i put it or the name of it . . i know its in a safe from me place tho. . lol. . you might want to ask your dr abiout it as it had helped me alot. . and we have more than enough pain everywhere else we dont need to feel like we hace cracked eggs as well. . .
my email is in my profile if you want to contact me and we can talk a little more graphicly about it without upsetting these poor ladies. . altho they are usualy pretty good at understanding. . lol
just thought i would poke my head in here and tell you your not the only guy here. .
i was a truck driver and have now even givin up my drivers licence for the car due to saftey of myself and everyone else on the road as i suffer from lightheadedness & dizzy spells. im in a wheelchair now due to those issues and falling down alot so i cant work. . but sure wish i could. .
its nice that you help your wife as much as you can and that does take some off her plate so she can spend time with you. . as for jobs you can do i have no ideas except maybe you can find something to do at home and only work the hours you feel you can. .
im posting 2 links for you here that you might want to print out and share with your friends and family who dont understand what it is your going thru. .
i have these printed out and use them when im asked what having fibro is like. .
hope this helps you a little . . and you have found a great place with some wonderfull people who all understand exactly what you are going thru. & with 2 dr;s here to answer questions and offer advise is amazing. .