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I am very thankful that I have found this forum before my scheduled surgery. It has relieved a lot of the anxiety that I have. I also suffer from fibromyalgia, chronic pain and fatigue, plus PTSD from my service in the military during the Gulf War. My main question right now is whether or not the fibromyalgia causes recovery to be longer? I live alone with my 2 cats but am planning on having support for a few days once I return home. From reading all the posts here, I realize that only time will tell how fast or slow I will recover. Again, I want to thank everyone who unknowingly gave me emotional support and advice. I hope to hear from others on here just for emotional support throughout the time leading up to surgery and after. Thank you........the cat lady