Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Deb, I'm 52, a wife, and have two adult children. I've been battling illnesses for a decade now, so many physical problems that I'm now disabled and stuck in the house for most of the time. I'm also learning how to give up doing the normal things I used to do, although most of the time, it's not pretty. I am mortified and embarrassed to list my issues... but, I feel I need to as I did come here to learn and be a part of a group that understands. So.. here goes.. my list of issues are fibromyalgia (10 years officially diagnosed, 17 years with it), heart disease (including an emergency triple bypass when I was 44), pending pulmonary hypertension diag, asthma, copd, liver disease, kidney disease, stage 3a, hypothyroidism, feet neuropathy, low grade chronic depression, anxiety, and I'm sure I'm missing one or two more. The fibromyalgia really kicks my ass though.
Right now, I'm in the middle of fighting myself to get up in the morning, and finding something to do besides not getting up and sleeping as much as possible. I know, from reading and my doctors, that activity is supposed to help with this, but to date, I think they have no clue. I am extremely thankful for the medication Trintellix, as it's made it so I don't need 3 entire hours to be able to get up off the bed in the mornings. (Speaking of meds, I'm on a ton) My main doc doesn't believe in giving me hardly anything for pain meds, which, sure would help me start walking on a treadmill.
Sorry, I meant to type up a quick "hello" and introduce myself, and I've started a tiny book.
Anywhooo, I'm glad to be here!