well, let's see here. i am almost 59 years old, i live in a little, very old (over 80 years) cabin overlooking the warrior river in west jefferson county, alabama.
i have been blessed with many things in life, the greatest of all was having the opportunity to attend and graduate from the college of veterinary medicine in auburn, alabama. i was 44y when i received my degree.i took this on because my life was pretty meaningless thus far and i realized i didn't want to find myself on my deathbed regretting my whole life.
after piddling around working as an associate veterinarian (small animal), i took a position as staff veterinarian at our local animal control facility. a huge and poorly run facility. it was quite a challenge, but working with those animals became my greatest passion. unfortunately, i worked myself into such a state of exhaustion, i was forced to quit. subsequently i was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, and so began the slow, insideous destruction of life as i knew it. a journey that ultimately left me not just regretting my whole life, but wishing i had never been born.
they say when God closes a door, he opens a window. doors and windows were slamming shut all around me. none were opening back up, in fact they were all fading away. ultimately i found myself standing in an empty one room house made out of plywood - floor, walls and ceiling. no portal to the outside. i could not imagine how i was going to keep living.
but guess what? i did keep living, and believe it or not i am finally getting better. starting a whole new life, one day at a time, still. so i am here on this wonderful site learning about others and their struggles, their triumps. wow, there are some pretty incredible individuals around here! i hope to become friends with some of you....
i have started building a website, a journal i guess, about my life with fibromyalgia. maybe one day it will be worth visiting! i love to write, just need to practice a bit more....
see ya round!