Hi! It's me

Hi Y’all,

I’m new to the fibro community but definitely not new to fibro. But…I digress. I’ll talk about my life with fibro later as it is less important that other things!

My name is Lilybit and I live in Southern Calli with my family. I am blessed with 4 amazing children that I just adore. My daughter is 25 (Whew! When did that happen?) and she has a little 2 year girl of her own. Love that baby! My sons are 13, 11 and 5 and they sure do keep me on my toes (Who does that? Standing on my toes sounds painful!) They are all computer geeks like their dad and my house is filled with random computer parts and legos, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

In addition to being the world’s best mommy (according to my 5 year old, that is), I am also a teacher. I teach 7th grade world history…you know knights and castles, the Renaissance and other massively awesome stuff like that. I’ve been doing it for 15 years, and I have to say it’s the best job I could ever dream of. It’s a lot of work, but I guess I’m in it for the hugs

As for fibro, I’ve been dealing with it for about 10 years. 10 years of going from doctor to doctor, specialist to specialist. The only thing I have gotten is a diagnosis. No real help. With this latest flare up, I got really ticked off with my doctor and decided to hit this head on. Changed my diet to see if that helps, started working through the pain to walk my doggy, got started on a vitamin plan etc. I’m also seeing a new rheumatologist to see if he has anything for me. Oh, and I signed on to a wonderful site for support and hugs (that’s you guys, silly)

All in all, I’m just a middle aged mommy/teacher trying to deal with the hand she was dealt, survive the chaos and find a way to smile at the end of the day. I can be sweet, I’m always sarcastic (my phych tells me it’s a defense mechanism) and I have a huge heart.

Thank you for all of the welcomes. It’s so nice to know that there is a whole world of people who know what I’m going through, who feel my pain (literally) and actually want to discuss it.

Welcome Lilybit I love your positive attitude! Thanks for sharing about yourself, you have a great way with words and a good sense of humor. I wish you the best of luck with the new Rheumy, please make sure to keep us updated on how it is going. Hugs! Michelle

Welcome lilybit

7th grade world history would be enough to wear me out. Some times a new doctor will make all the difference. You sound like you have a great family. I look forward to getting to know you.

Hello Lilybit,

It sounds like you are doing an awesome job. Also that you have such a positive attitude. All I can say is be strong, trust your instincts.

take care, Anne

Hello and Welcome to the group! Big Hugs to you! I like to give hugs this way it hurts less! If you need anything I am only a mouse click away! :slight_smile:

Started dealing with symptoms about 5 years ... 5 specialists later and no(diagnosis) yet, armed with info arsenal after 5 blood draws in

4 weeks and me finally getting online seeking help maybe the doctors can make one. Going back to doctor on Monday again...really thought I was losing my mind

And it is great to know you are here and talking to you to know the pain , joints ache,letharagy, sleeplessness,itching ,hands shaking are real. Really thought I was losing it. Is anyone taking Savella? Does it work side effects?