Hello! I'm 53 yrs. old, married, with an 18 yr.old daughter. I have fibromyalgia, arthritis, scoliosis, bone spurs on the spine and left heel, and just last week I was told I have Spina Bifida! That explains the pain I have had all my life! No one took me seriously though and called it "growing pains". I have just started physical therapy and hopefully that will help a litte with the scoliosis and some of the pain. This DX of Spina Bifida has really thrown me for a loop! I find myself getting angry b/c no one took me seriously all these yrs. I know I shouldn't do that, and try not to think that way, but sometimes I just can't help it. I've been a stay at home mom with the exception of part time jobs off and on, so I don't think I qualify for SSD.I do need the income now, but I really don't think I can work anywhere. I can only stand for 5-10 minutes, and sit for maybe 20-30 min. My reumatologist told me he'd rather I just lie down! Ok, I guess I'm just venting here. I've been reading these posts for a while and have only replied once b/c I'm usually exhausted, but I believe everyone who posts here cares about everyone else. Does anyone else have Spina Bifida along with Fibromyalgia?And how do you cope with it all?