I've got two young kids, a new home, and a small menagerie of critters to take care of but lately I've been essentially non-functional all the time. I quit school and don't work, and gave up on having another baby, because of this god-awful pain. I'm home with the kids and the home because I can't contribute in any other way right now, except now I can't even do normal housewife stuff. Our house is wrecked, we're still sort of living out of boxes, and we have been trying to finalize things at the old house for three months. Tonight my poor wife confessed that she just wants to go hide in a cabin alone to de-stress. But she can't, because I can't function. She had been taking care of everything because I can't, as she can't even get a break because of me.
How do I deal with the massive load of guilt and worthlessness that comes with this stupid disease? Endometriosis was awful enough, but fibromyalgia is the worst.