I am new here too; and this is my first post. I am trying to learn my way around these screens.
I too have fibro and CFS, diabetes, problems walking ( as I have no knee joints) and am diabetic. I also have a sick husband who is a very brittle diabetic whose b/s drops w/o warning and he has seizures.
I have all that goes with fibro: insomia, unable to excerise, no energy..what I have is spent caring for hubby.; deep depression which leads to binge eating.
I have to loose about 100 pounds which seems unsurmountable.
I hope we can be buddies. I hope I can accomplish something. Loosing weight has been easy for be before fibro..but not now. Without being able to excerise it is most to impossible.
I am somewhat house bound as I can't leave hubby alone for fear of him having a low blood sugar attack and having a seizure. Plus just the "work" of getting ready to go out sometimes is just not worth the effort. I know you will understand as you have fibro..anyone who doesn't have fibro just doesn't get it...
I know you have heard all the replies: 'you don't look sick', just don't eat', "anyone can excerise if they set their head to it.' They don't realize how bad the pain can be just from going to the grocery store!
I live in Tennessee. I am female, 56, had Fibro/CFS for 20 years. I am retired since 1995 after working eighteen years with Mentally Challenged children in our state facillity. I miss them so, as I have no children. I have a beautiful dog, a Schnauzer 'Zoe."
My mom passed away suddenly in 2001; and Zoe has been my lifeline.
My faith and church are very important to me. I rely on God for strength to live with this disease. I know He can help me..he always has and this journey of loosing weight will be no different.
My goal is to take it one day or one hour at a time as I do with dealing with the pain. My biggest problem is at night , as I don't sleep very much at all. That is when I want to eat.
My e-mail adddy are posted in my profile. in case you want to correspond in a more more private way. Do you have yahoo chat or msn chat?
I will close for now.
Good luck with your new journey. I thought since we had fibro in common we would understand each other more; as people who don't have just don't get it!