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Hello there! Thank you so much for posting your comment and sharing your thoughts. I am thrilled to know that you visited my blog. Sometimes I wonder is anyone reading this?!

Don't apologize for being bitter... I know exactly how you feel.

I've written a lot on my web site about working with fibromyalgia. You might want to check out some of my essays. I went from working 65+ hours a week, down to probably 20 on a good week. I'm now back up to 40 hours, plus weekends, but I do a LOT of it from home. I'm lucky because I work for my boyfriend, so I can make my own hours, and he is very understanding about my condition. He actually looks out for me more than I do myself. Above all, you need to take it slow, don't overdo, and stick with people who will support you and believe you.

I was the opposite of you because I "knew" I had fibromyalgia, but doctors would not agree. Whereas you had a hard time accepting the diagnosis, I was actually happy that I finally had the diagnosis because it meant I could move forward (I was worried I had lupus, MS, or some other more life-threatening illness). Once I knew I had fibromyalgia, I was able to put plans in action and move towards rehabilitation. I use the term rehabilitation because there really is no cure or recovery, so we have to rehabilitate ourselves in much the way any disabled person would.

I would greatly enjoy communicating more on all the topics you've raised. We can continue to do so here, and I also run two groups... one on Yahoo called "Undiagnosed" (but even if you're diagnosed, you can join -- the focus is the difficulty in getting a diagnosis, and I started the group before I had a diagnosis, so the name stuck). And the other is on my web site It is a forum, and I host personal fibro blogs on the forum for free.

The URL is we need more members, and there are people in each group who are going thru the same things we are, so it's a great thing to do.

Thank you so much for getting in touch with me! Happy Thanksgiving (assuming you are in the U.S.!)