Needing Early Retirement
Organized by: TERRI BROWN
I've never been the type to ask for help or even complain as far as that goes. I was diagnosed with severe fibromyalgia in 1998. I tried different treatments but I never felt rig good on any of the medication. I decided I would overcome the pain and fatigue without meds. I've done a really good job maintaining a career and having fun for years, but over the past couple of years and especially the past 6 months, I'm not holding up so well. It seems it comes down to either work with little or no social life or no work so I can live life and enjoy . I cannot afford to quit working. By Thursday, I feel like I'm not going to make it to Friday. It's all I can do to make through the day so I can get home and get ready for bed to recuperate from the week. I usually don't have enough energy to do anything until late Saturday afternoon. I may get out on Sunday but by afternoon it's time to rest for the work week. I guess I have lived by myself for so long, I didn't have anyone to complain to so I don’t do much of that. When I do mention it, or I react to a pain, people can’t believe it because I am still very active therefor it's difficult for someone to understand how much pain I am in and how tired I always feel. I need help to supplement my income and retire early so I can enjoy life in my older years, instead of living to work. This is quite embarrassing and it’s taking allot for me to ask for help but right now I am in bed in pain and tired of being strong. I would appreciate and graciously accept any help offered. Respectfully and most sincerley Terri Geramita Brown Help spread the word!