I'm bwoodruff - I've been a lurker for a few weeks, then drummed up the courage to start posting. I'm a 32 year old woman that was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and myofascia(sp?)syndrome about 7 years ago, though my mother and I see symptoms going back into my childhood. I have an incredible husband who - as I said in another thread about relationships - is my lover, my mentor, my cheerleader and my biggest fan. He's my best friend and I don't know how I could take on this disease and the world without him. I still work full time and try not to let this dd keep me from living life to it's fullest, but some days (like today) it really kicks my a**. So, I do the best I can - take care of myself on the bad days and celebrate the good ones. I'm really glad I've found this board - it's been truly inspirational for me to find other people out there like me - people that "get it". I was telling my hubby about it the other day and was started to cry - I guess I didn't realize how much I value finding a group of people that understand and experience that same things I do. Thanks for all of your input on these threads - your experiences and information is truly helpful. Sorry this is so long (I've never been accused of being too quiet)but thanks for listening.