I was diagnosed with FM at Mayo last July. I had gone to find out the cause of pain resulting from lung surgery I had in 12/2001. They didn't find out what's sliding out from under my rib cage, but after reading up on FM, I understand why so many other things are happening to my body... I'm fighting cancer and the FM "surfaced" after my lung surgery. I realize now I've had it for ages. Have had IBS all my life; had mono at age 8. As the result of over-radiation for my lung cancer, I'm losing my right breast next Thursday. I'm not concerned about the surgical pain (& I was never a Playboy centerfold); I'm concerned on how the FM is going to react to more surgery. Has anyone had major surgery and how did your FM react - what did you do???? Any input will be appreciated.