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Parents, How Do You Keep Up?

Parents, How Do You Keep Up?

I'm a 38-yr old mom and having a hard time right now keeping up with everything due to a combination of my fibro & dystonia, and my son's special needs (he has a serious heart condition along with anxiety and some ADHD symptoms). A few weeks ago, I quit my part time job because I just couldn't handle it all right now. My husband is upset that I'm not working now, but the past week, I feel like I am giving everything i can to function as the best mom I can be for my son and keep the house running… read more

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I am so sorry that your having to go through that we have enough stuff we are going through with are body's i will pray for you god bless you

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I'm a mother of 2 both have ADHD, the oldest has been diagnosed with juvenile fibromyalgia. The doctors made me stop working years ago, said I had to choose my career or my children, I chose my taking care of my children. My doctor helped me file for disability, have you tried that? Just taking care of my children is all in able to do some days. Hang in there your not alone.

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Hi there! I wish I had an answer for you. I get a lot of help from my hubby, which I'm grateful for. Other than that, I just try to pace myself. I try to do what I can and leave the optional stuff for later. It is so overwhelming though, so I'm really interested to hear what other parents have to say.

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Hugs...I am homeschooling our youngest, who is thirteen. Have an adult special needs daughter who lives with us as well. Sometimes they are helpful, sometimes it is very challenging.

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Hi Amy, I have not tried claiming disability yet...I think my hubs would make too much and I don't have enough work credits for the non-income related! Thank you for your insights!

posted almost 5 years ago
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