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Just saying hello


#1

Hi everyone, my name is Lisa. I’m new to the group and I’m excited to be a part.

I was diagnosed in about 1999. It has been an adventurous ride this far! I had a lot of manageable years in the past but the last 3 or 4 years I feel like I’m getting worse. The flares are closer together and last longer.
I had to quit my medical based job last April. I’m devastated as I loved helping my patients.
I’m 51 years old and newly married to the most amazing husband! We have 7 of the best kids between us! I love flowers and gardening and have a deep love for animals.
I’m hoping you all are having a great day!


#2

Welcome to our community, Lisamarie! What a shame that you had to retire early from a job you loved: I’m sure there are many more here who can really relate to that. I certainly can, although I don’t have FM. I have Psoriatic Arthritis, and it brought an end to my teaching career. I was devastated as well. I think career loss is not uncommon amongst people with chronic (and especially painful) conditions.

Have you tried our search feature out (upper right, magnifying glass)? Find a topic you’re interested in, and join in a conversation! Great that you’ve already figure out how to start your own.

All the best to you

Seenie


#3

Hi Seenie! Thank you for your reply. I’m also sorry about your teaching career…I have so much respect and admiration for teachers. I remember when my 4 kids were younger and how stressful it could become…but you had 30+ kids at one time!! Lol…kids are great but can be difficult at times.
Thanks again for welcoming me! Take good care


#4

Hi, @Lisamarie, and welcome to our community! I was just about to start a welcome thread for you but noticed you had introduced yourself already! We are happy you joined us, and I hope you find our community warm and welcoming.

I’m sorry the past 3 or 4 years have been worse for you and that you had to quit your job; that is truly unfortunate. You mentioned you had worked in healthcare. What sort of position did you have?

By the way, congratulations on your recent marriage!

Best,
Brandon


#5

Hey Brandon, thanks for the warm welcome!

Yes I did love my job,especially my patients :disappointed_relieved: I was a phlebotomist with a local hospital here in Michigan. It was an amazing place to work but just to physically demanding…ugh.

How long have you had fibromyalgia?

Well I hope you are in good health and spirits

Take care,Lisa