Last June, 2012, I was finally diagnosed with extreme Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. I am finding my way as I reinvent myself, learn to live with the daily challenges Fibromyalgia can bring and simplify my life.
I have been a sober single parent since my son was 2 – he is now 30 years old.
My last drink was the early morning of August 1st, 1987, it was my 30th birthday. During this time in 1987 – I left my alcoholic husband after a 3 year marriage and rented a room with my 15 month old son – ready to start a new life. (My former husband has stayed sober for many years.) Plus, 1987 was also the year that my artistic, drug addicted, alcoholic brother disappeared and has never resurfaced again.
Today history could be repeating itself. I lost my job – like so many others and I’ve been unemployed since January of 2010.
I will always be a work in progress. Even during dark times, there is always a silver lining and a blessing close by. I have many things to be grateful for. Climb on board, hang on to life. It’s all about the attitude and friends we choose while we are on the ride.