I am a mother of two girls and have been until recently a single parent. While married, I worked in jobs that were flexible and lower paying so I could be the primary caregiver. After divorce, I struggle to make my salary support us all. My current job is a source of super medical benefits but not rewarding to me. I am lucky to have a supportive family and a loving significant other. My health has come to dominate and limit my life in many ways.
Both my conditions started in my late 40's. I have good insurance and have pretty good doctors but my symptoms have only become more regular, they have not gone away. The result is that I am often tired and feel sick - though I appear to be well to others.