This is so very true. I’m struggling a lot with this too. It’s something my husband and I are working on together. The plan we had for our lives did not include me developing fibromyalgia and all the ramifications that brings. Things have to change and we don’t exactly know what that means for the future. We’re working on it. I’ve had to make a lot of changes to myself, my thoughts, and my habits. I’ve had to drop down to only working 30 hours a week at my job instead of working a full 40 hours. Lots of things are changing right now and it takes some getting used to for me, my husband, my family and my friends. I’m not the same person I was before fibromyalgia. Chronic pain has changed me. I think some of the ways I’ve had to change are for the better. I appreciate the little things now more than I ever did before. Other changes have been by necessity and take some getting used to.
I’ll figure out my new life plan. My husband and I will figure out our new future together, I hope. I’ll get there. It’s a long but necessary journey.