Nancy Hart

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Nancy Hart, age 48, Narcoossee, FL

I was just diagnosed a month ago. I’ve had fibromyalgia for over 10 years. Widespread pain even longer. I am an elementary school teacher. I’ve taught from PreK to 3rd grade, starting 1st grade this year. I have a 20-year-old son and will have been married 29 years this November. We also have 3 dogs-Brutus, a Mastiff/Labrador mix; Freckles, a Beagle mix; and Monte, a Chihuahua/Min. Pinscher mix. All rescues and all loved as part of our family.

I have good days and bad days–more bad lately. My x-rays show a lot of growth around my spine. My hips, knees, shoulders, elbows, neck, back, feet and hands are all affected in some way. I still manage to get up every morning around 5:30, get to school around 7:30 and dance, and play and smile and sing my way through every day due to my wonderful, understanding and loving students, colleagues and husband. My husband and I spent a week in NC this past summer and climbed 2 mountains and walked miles of trails.

I usually crash into bed exhausted every night, sometimes feel like crawling to my car when my feet feel like there are knives and broken glass under them–But— I wouldn’t trade a minute for my blessed life.

I am strong. I am independent. I have A.S. but it doesn’t have me!


Florida, United States of America

One Response to “Nancy Hart”

  1. Dear Nancy,
    Thank you so much for sharing your story with us.
    Sincerely Cookie

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