I've had Fibro since the 80's and my general health has been deteriorating ever since. In the last two decades, my list of detrimental health issues grew and grew (diabetes II, arteriosclerosis, HBP, degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, etc). I was awarded permanent Soc Sec Disability a few years ago and live alone. Lately the fatigue has become overwhelming, and I am not taking care of myself properly. I barely have the energy (or the interest) to take a shower daily and am starting to skip days. I eat only frozen entrees, carryout or any junk that's handy. Or I don't eat at all. I sometimes forget or procrastinate about taking my meds. My apt has become a cluttered, unclean mess and I hate it being this way. I feel like a big blob of skin and fat. I have no one to help me, and living on Disability, I sure can't afford to hire help. I'm hesitant to contact Social Services (or other such agency) for in-house help because on the outside, I don't look sick. I would be afraid this person would think that I don't really need help. I would feel totally uncomfortable sitting on the sofa and watch TV while someone cleans my apt! Dumb, huh? How do I overcome these thoughts?? Yes I suffer from depression to a certain degree. I don't feel that I'm majorly depressed because in my head I still WANT to be active (clean up the clutter, do crafts again, work part-time, etc). I hope someone can offer their insight into this problem. Maybe you've been there? Thanks, Donna M.