Working full time with fibro
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|Mon, 11-03-2008 - 2:13pm|
I have three children ages 13, 10, and 8. I also have a 17 year old step-daughter who visits. I work a full time job as an administrative assistant 8 to 5 Monday through Friday. I was diagnosed with fibro one and a half years ago. I am so overwhelmed! I feel as if I do everything half way. I am so tired all the time. My house is a wreck. I never feel like going to work. I am in so much pain that I can't even unload my dishwasher. I can't vacuum. I do laundry because we have to have something to wear, but I always pay for it the next day. My husband is awsome. He helps out as much as he can. He works in consruction so he is bone-tired when he gets home. I feel guilty asking him to help some days. The kids have so many chores that I feel guilty about that, too. Even with help, running the house is really kicking my behind. I absolutely do not have the stamina to do everything that I need to do. I went back to work when my youngest was in 2nd grade after staying home for years. I am feeling the whole working mother guilt on top of everything else. I can't go to parties and on field trips anymore. Even if I could take off occassionally to go, I don't have the energy to help with a party or chaperone kids on a field trip.
Does anyone else work full time and have fibro? How do you handle everything? I would really appreciate hearing from someone in my situation.