I have Fibromyalgia, am diabetic and I have something the doctors have labeled as autoimmune, possibly Lupus, but they are not sure yet. As of right now, if I could find a job, I could not work. I have a huge swollen abdomen, I am in tremendous pain, and I can't function.
BUT, I am in crisis right now. I am not always in crisis. When I am feeling more "normal" I still cannot do things the same way as others. I can't scrub my house. I simply don't have the strength. I sit on a stool in the kitchen to do dishes. I have to get down on my bum to clean the floors. And I work in five, ten or fifeteen minute increments depending on how I am feeling.
Some times I can do things, sometimes I back out of things, based on my health. It sucks. I live with it. I also homeschool my kids. I do it so they can be near, AND so they can learn to live with illness as they are genetically predisposed to them. :(
at 12:44 AM on Nov. 11, 2009