Hi Simon. My last Name is SIMON. most folks dont understand fibro, so its good to have someone as friend and caregiver who can understand. I am no longer married,and for months I fought the idea of “help”… but finally gave in and my insurance pays for 8 hours of house help each week. I have split that into two 4 hour afternoons. I have a list for the person to do, I had to put down my last dear dog one year ago tomorrow and am struggling tonight with having to “do the right thing”. I did get a wonderful Cat last August, as I much like you, can only do things in short periods of time. I could not get another dog as unable to walk far enough and long enough to do him/her justice. A cat takes a bit less care. I also used to feel quite guilty if I laid down in the afternoon or heaven forbid Took A Nap !!! now I have accepted that if my body requires it, i must take a nap. Right now, my doctor is experimenting with low dose morphine for my pain, but to ME, it’s like eating a bit of M&M candy. Gabapentin did not help me at all, but my neighbor had extreme head trauma years ago and takes 3800 mg a day to ward off seizures. I guess the bottom line is we are all a bit different.
Have a good day tomorrow.