My grandson kept me from going over the edge three years ago when my spouse had an affair. although the affair is over I really don't feel the same way about things. My grandson was living with us and my husband was gone alot due to his work, how conveniant for him.View Thread
Yeah my marriage is on the rocks because of this. My famiily understands, but not my spouse or his family. Unfortunatly I lost my best friend my mother in august and the rest are so far away I rarely get to see them. I am pushing my husband to move me closer to my son, he understands and has unconditional love for me. His wife also understands me.View Thread
Hello I completely understand were you are at, it sounds like you are talking about me. I was diagnosed in 1993 and finally got SSDI in 1996. Up until then it was you have to find something to do to bring in money, I was a licensed nurse. Back surgery and fibro put a quick stop to my career. Still after getting SSDI it just isn't enough, but I haven't found anything I can do, we live 40 miles from the nearest big town, so driving is out. So I stay at home feeling like a social recluse. I get out as much as I can with the help of stretchhing exercises learned from my many trips to physical therapy. I found a good book for you to get when possible its called 'living successfully with screwed up people', by Elizabeth Brown, we aren't but those who do not believe us are. It helped me to become more confident again and build my self esteem back. I have found that if I don't stretch atleast 3 times a week, I am very stiff and hurt like H'll, well you know. go on line to look up some gently stretches, I know with the way we hurt the last thing you want to do is move more then neccessary. But trust me I have been exercising for the last three years and it has really paid off. Pea on the ones that don't believe us, Be powerful and take charge of your life again, If you can't do something , then don't. The cooking and cleaning will wait until you are ready to do it. I also started to see a shrink/counsler, it really helps to have anyone to talk to that understands you.View Thread
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