Hi I am new to this site and have been reading some of the posted messages. I just fell apart. I have fibromyalgia, no thyroid or para-thyroid, osteoarthritis, irritable bowel syndrome and even though I did not test positive for RA my doc feels I do have it because of the changes in my hand and feet. I am really struggling when I read that some of you like to be alone to deal with all this I just cried. I have a large family my kids are all in there late teens only two at home but they have just graduated. They all ask me questions and I hate having to say mom's not well again today. Sometimes It truly is easier to be alone. But I feel like I am letting everyone down. Not to mention that we have a cattle ranch and I was the one training horses. My horses have always been my therapy in bad times but now even they suffer from lack of work. How do you give up what you have done all your life what you love ?