Hi all--long-time lurker, first post for awhile............. I have FM along with a plethora of other ailments--namely MCTD, but I *REFUSE* to let my medical problems take over my life. Sure, I have my bad days when all I do is lay on the couch and radiate 'hatred and misery' to all four points of the compass, but on the days I do feel halfway decent, I try to do something to be semi-productive, and make each and every day count. It may be as simple as folding a basket of laundry, or as challenging as going for a ride on my motorcycle. Basically I do what I can, when I can--so what if my house isn't spotless, or I hang out in my husband's sweatshirts while at home. I don't sweat the small stuff--life's too short. I was just wondering if there is anyone out there like me who refuses to curl up on the couch and let this disease rule your life.