I am a very stress-prone individual and even minor events make me stress out big time. I've been this way most of my life, including childhood and teen years. I know stress helps to complicate FM and it's symptoms, but managing stress has never been a strong point. Earlier this summer my husband was in the hospital for myocarditis, a viral infection that attacks the heart muscles, then six days later my dad was struck by lightning while working on a pivot on the farm. My flare ups from just those two events have lasted six weeks and I'm finally starting to feel well again. Then Friday my husband calls me at work to ask me to meet him at the ER. He was slicing a bagel and stabbed himself in the palm of the hand with the knife. He cut a couple of major tendons and a major nerve cluster that is needed to properly use your hand. He will require microsurgery this week to fix it. I'm already freaking out because we haven't even started paying on his heart bills (thank God for insurance) and because he is a computer programer, so having his hands is not only vital to everyday life, but to our financial situation as well. We are both working full-time and going to school full-time, so the option to take on a second job is too complicated and stress-inducing to even think about. I need some tips to managing the stress from this most recent bout of my husband's woes. Usually it is me that is hustling from doctors appointments and such, but this summer has been all about his health -- and it's killing my health in the process.