I have had FMS-CFS since Feb. 1992. I am now seventy yrs. old. I am told I look like I am in my 50's. As is said often, "But, you sure don't look like anything is wrong with you!" If they only knew. The last seventeen years have been a living hell. I have tried to be positive and not give up. It is getting harder and harder. My Rheumatoligist was right, "It want kill you but might make you wish you were dead." I have always been a very active, hard working. Reared three sons. Worked outside of the home since the last son started school. Went to college for two years after boys were out on their own. Opened my own interior design business. Eleven years later, in 1992 I had to close after being knocked off my feet because of FMS-CFS. It took a year before I was able to be diagnosed. Now that I am seventy, it seems that the FMS-CFS is worse. I started exercise at Health Link. Can't be consistant because of my many down days. I have learned that everything seems overwhelming. I don't do "stress" well at all. It can put me to bed for days. I would like to know how others who have reached their senior years (70 +) are managing with FMS-CFS. Compared to my FMS friends in support group, my pain and fatigue is much worse than they say their is. Is there no hope for a better life style?
Nov 12, 2009
Mar 09, 2011