Hi Im Irene, I have 2 Children, a girl 17 and a boy 15, My son has O.C.D and Tourettes syndrome since 11 yrs old, my daughter has lazyitis lol.... I have a very caring and understanding partner (Tommy) dont know what id do without him, hes one in a million, I was previously married for 18 yrs (together 20 yrs) to a man that didnt understand my illness and just thought I was lazy as I slept for long periods, even though I worked full time and cooked, cleaned and did all the things a wife and mother does, my interests are computers, reading, eating out (when Im not too tired) Movies and games.
Ive recentley been dx with M.E and Fibromalgia, I had an idea I had M.E about 8 yrs ago when I read about the condition online although Ive probably had it for 19yrs + (started after a car accident) but Id never heard of fibro before, Ive always been active untill about 5 yrs ago my illness suddenley became worse when my son started behaving strangely as it caused alot of problems at school and within the home, I became more and more stressed as I didnt know what was wrong with him and didnt know where to turn for help, also had marriage problems and financial worrys as I couldnt work anymore, not just because of my illness but because I had to care for my son, when he was diagnosed with Tourettes syndrome and o.c.d it was such a relief to finally get some help (not from my ex-husband I might add) but by then the M.E and Fibro had gotten much worse, I try my best everyday to not let this illness beat me, I force myself out of bed, I do all the things I have to do in the morning then if I need a nap in the afternoon I can have one, Altho it kills me to do housework and shopping I do as much as I can and try not do too much, I find that if I do a list of things to do and stick to it, I can pace myself without over doing things although it doesnt always turn out this way lol then I suffer for a week thats about it from me, hope to educate myself more about fibro and M.e on this site and a relief to know im not alone in my suffering, :) Irene xx
Jun 06, 2010
Mar 26, 2012