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    Learning how to live/deal w/ fibro.
    kdlite posted:
    Hello. I have a new diagnosis of fibromyalgia. When I was first diagnosed, it threw me into a depression. Before I knew what was going on w/ me, I was already depressed. Never wanted to leave home, go to the store, do anything w/ kids/family. If I went out, I just wanted to do what had to be done & hurry back home. I was diagnosed while laid off from my job. These days, i'm still not working and still having a hard time dealing w/ day to day activities. Most days i'm so sore, achy, fatigued and just zapped that I don't feel like doing anything. Yet I push myself everyday to do the most that I can. I need advice on how to keep myself busy during the day. I'm a stay at home wife/mother. I need to find motivation to keep busy. We are on a very tight budget w/ limited income, one vehicle and I live in a town where nothing is really close by. I've thought about getting involved in an exercise program. Therapy would be great for me, but I cannot afford $100+/session w/ no insurance. Any advice/help would be greatly appreciated.
    battleforlife responded:
    Hello; I too am diagnose with fibro. I guess I'm not the one to ask advise from because, I too am finding it hard to live and deal with this disease. Not only do you have to deal with this terrible pain, but you have to deal with depression, the stress your family is going thru because you can not work, your always pisted off, very emotional. I don't know how to deal with this pain and depression. Suicide is all I think about, I know that I could never do it personally, but I wish I could be at the wrong place at the right time if you get what I mean. I guess I am a coward, wanting someone else to do it for me. Then I feel really ashamed because my mother has cancer, I wish I could trade in her place, and my sister was involved in a car accident, which left her fighting for her life, I would gladly trade in her place too. But no, I am suffering everyday, with no relief, crying everyday. I even regret having my children and getting married, because of them too, I have to stick around. I don't know how much longer I am going to be able to put up with all this. My life is not worth living anymore, I feel like such a horrible person.

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