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I was diagnosed with fibro over a week ago, and I haven't told a soul. I have 4 very close friends at work. I am also married with a grown child. I have a very good relationship with my mother-in-law, but I don't feel like I can tell any of them. I don't think they will understand.

I was diagnosed with lupus and have been receiving treatment for a couple of years. All of my close friends and family know about lupus, but I am a very private person. Even that illness is not public knowledge around the school where I teach or among my extended family.

I noticed that my lupus was getting worse, and that's when I found out about fibro. Until my diagnosis, it had never crossed my mind as a possibility. I didn't think anyone would have to face both diseases at the same time.

Is is wrong if I don't share this new diagnosis with my loved ones? I sort of think that I am still learning to accept the diagnosis myself.
Posted on 05/07/13, 08:56 pm
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Reply #21 - 05/10/13  9:47am
" I am really overwhelmed by the support that I have found from all of you. I cannot thank you enough for sharing and listening. It helps me to know that I can talk to you even if I don't yet feel like I can talk to the other people in my life. Hopefully, in time, I will feel like sharing with others.

Thank you so much for your warm welcome! "
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Reply #22 - 05/12/13  1:56pm
" Whether you tell or not is completely up to you.
This site you can tell everything and those who read what you write will understand 150%!
Let yourself adjust and get used to the idea. Heck, I'm Still adjusting to having fibro!
You'll know when you want to tell them - if ever.
God's holding you in the palm of His hand. "
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Reply #23 - 05/12/13  8:38pm
" Thanks, Karen! "

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