Hello! This is my VERY first time in ANY type of message board or chat room, so I'm unfamiliar with procedures. I know we all have our own lengthy stories, so I'll sum this up as: I just turned 45 and have Fibro & CFIDS going on 6 years now. Was able to work on and off until March of last year. Now homebound, get out once in a while on my "good" days, lost some of my "friends" and have been all over the Internet searching for more info on how to cope, feel better, etc. (which I think I'm handling okay for the most part with the unconditional love and support from my hubby and HUMOR!) Would love to participate in this forum and look forward to "talking" with you all. Thank you!