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An open letter to all "Newbies"

Jan 23, 2016 9:23 AM

Welcome, welcome... I have been trying to keep up with the influx of new family members. It's proven to be a bit difficult but I am usually pretty quick to meet someone new. I'd like to apologize to anyone that I may have missed as of recently. I am sorry that you are suffering pain. (If you weren't, you wouldn't be here, right?) I just want you all to know that I am here for each and every one of you. As you post more in the community you will find that we are a very tight knit, loving and supportive family. There are no judgements here. If you need to get something off your chest, this is the place to do it. We understand, we "get it" because we live it. We pray for one another, make each other laugh, we listen, help each other through bad times and celebrate the good ones. So, I just wanted to welcome all of you who are new and send you all gentle {{{Hugs}}} and prayers that you will find the support, information and caring that you need being here with us. πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»πŸ˜Š

Jan 23, 2016 9:53 AM

I agree with Alwayzinpain. I'm happy there are a bunch of newbies but since my pain from my CRPS has gotten worse I haven't been on here as much. We are all here to have and give help to others with pain. I have found this is a great place to ask questions and talk to others that have something in common with you or are just in need of venting. There have been some beautiful poems written on here too! I hope you all feel encouraged to speak freely on here and be mindful of the others that can be sensitive because of their pain. I wish you all low pain days and smart doctors!

-Megan 😷

Jan 23, 2016 10:41 AM

May I also join in.. All the new people here please know that you are welcome ..as its been said you will notice some.very tight bonds formed with a lot of us. We have been together for some time and you will notice that alwazy is totally awesome as well asflappys Meaganblondie is a pure gem.. And I know there are a few I'm missing please take no offence. My point is we have no clicks or clubs we are all the click..so fell free to please hang on to any one of us. I am available by private message any time. So welcome welcome welcome..

Jan 23, 2016 11:13 AM

You are all so welcoming :)

Jan 23, 2016 1:14 PM

Thanks Newfibrogirl, you are very uplifting and helpful yourself. You have a great attitude and you are always willing to reach out. Please don't see yourself short. πŸ’•πŸ˜πŸ˜Š

Jan 23, 2016 9:22 PM

My arms cramping up & I have to sign off for the night. But I ditto everyone above!! Hugs & prayers for all. πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸ’•

Jan 24, 2016 5:15 AM

I also feel the same way. I am not here as much. But I do want to welcome everyone and say that this a very loving group. So if you are in need of empathy and understanding, you have come to the right place. Or if you want to talk about a medical procedure that someone else has been through, here is the place. They may be able to make you feel calmer about it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

Jan 25, 2016 6:47 PM

Great welcome I'm new here n have found everyone to b helpful kind n non judgemental

Jan 29, 2016 5:50 AM

Love you ,Alwayz! Thanks for the text, I really really needed it at that time. Yes, I was down, hit the wall, so to speak. Mainly, couldn't get a handle on the stress level...so I swam around in the "pity"-pot for a bit...just climbed out... Lol , waving at my friends, sorry ...I had to get handle on some emotional pain caused by my biological family. I might share later. Right now, I shall turn my attention to all the new comers to our community! Welcome home. Love and Blessings, Terri

Jan 29, 2016 7:15 AM

Welcome back Terri..uve been missed..

Jan 29, 2016 7:17 AM

Thank you Newfibrogirl! That was a nice thing to say, and I did miss y'all. How has your week been?

Jan 29, 2016 7:19 AM

You're very welcome...and girl.. Please.. My week has been well a mixed bag... If I focus on the positive. My birthday was two days ago.. That was nice. But I weighed today and gains like 5 lbs..lol. I've been celebrating in small bits all week. Lol

Jan 29, 2016 7:21 AM

Terri, I am so glad to see you're back. You've been on my mind and I was worried about you. Know that you're part of THIS family and I am sorry to hear that you had to suffer emotional pain from the folks who should never hurt you. Sending you great big, giant {{{Hugs}}} and prayers that you are able to resolve things soon and that your don't have any more needless heartache.πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Jan 29, 2016 9:00 AM

Personally I am an animal lover. I'd take a day with a dog over a day with a person any day. But the support provided by the group already through the contact I've had and the reading of posts people send to each other to uplift and provide empathetic ears is awesome. There are beautiful people still out there, reaching out to each other to support strangers in their time of need. What an incredible thing to do.
As a newbie I can say that I already feel very welcomed, and that is wholly influenced by the group.
Thank you!

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