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Jan 23, 2016 3:49 AM

Hi. New on here. Anyone in the UK.

Jan 23, 2016 5:16 AM

Hi BishBoshManor welcome to the group I'm from UK also and fairlly new here too.
here you will find great support fun laughter and many people who know what its like to live with pain.
Hope you settle in OK with this group of warriors πŸ’πŸ™‹

Jan 23, 2016 8:15 AM

Welcome BishBoshManor!!! I hope that you settle in and find our community family to be helpful to you. We are a close bunch of zany, loving, and understanding people. We are all here to listen, help you through bad days, answer questions, share experiences, etc. there are no judgements here. We live with pain every day, so we get it. No apologies for having to vent. We support one another when we have a bad day and we celebrate even the smallest victories with each other. We laugh with each other and we cry with each other. I hope that you find the support and comfort you need being here with us. Welcome to the family!! {{{Hugs}}} πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»πŸ˜Š

Jan 23, 2016 4:15 PM

I'm new and from the uk!πŸ’–

Jan 23, 2016 4:41 PM

Yea I am I live in Falkirk x

Jan 24, 2016 1:46 PM

Hey I'm New too, From Bath!

Jan 24, 2016 2:13 PM

I'm in the UK from Bedfordshire

Jan 24, 2016 6:31 PM

Hello I'm new I'm from Manchester x

Jan 25, 2016 1:59 PM

Hello. I'm from Northumberland.

Jan 25, 2016 3:07 PM

πŸ‘‹ Hi I'm from Lincolnshire xx

Jan 25, 2016 4:39 PM

WEl come to the chronic pain family. I am not from the UK I am from East Texas in the good old USA. I hope you get something from all of us here. There is a lot of compassionate and caring people here. This is a no judgment zone where you can say anything . You can rant and rave all you want. We all have one time or another. There are a lot of people here that may have been going thru and can talk about what they have done to get help. We all are here for one reason chronic pain we understand what you are going thru and will be here for you when you need to let off a little steam. There is all ways some one on at any time who you can talk too. We are a tight knit group of people who cares about each other. You will be I my prayers sending you hugs.

Jan 25, 2016 6:32 PM

Hi I'm new as well. From Fife in Scotland

Jan 26, 2016 9:56 AM

Welcome BishBoshManor, from the USA! I oppose you settle in and get support with your pain, and make wonderful new friends! Hugs & prayers! πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸ’•

Jan 26, 2016 10:03 AM

Hi I'm new too. From Essex. And no...nothing like what yiu see on TV! Xx

Jan 26, 2016 10:10 AM

I want to live in the U.K, does that count? I have always wanted to visit London and the surrounding places. Then visit Scotland and Ireland while I was over there. Oh I am from the USA. My daughter and I have been dreaming to make a trip like that. My wife doesn't want to go. She says it rains to much in the U.K. Is that true? Maybe she say that on tv. Lol.

Jan 26, 2016 10:11 AM

LOL.. That counts, Profiler!! Let's start swimming and we can go visiting. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‹

Jan 26, 2016 10:14 AM

Lol Keza34 neither is it the same in Texas. Not everyone has ranches or oil wells lol. Welcome to everyone from the UK that is new. Just remember this is a non judgement zone where you can rant and rave all you want. Belive me we all have at one time or another and will probably do so again lol. There is a lot of very compassionate people who care very deeply for all of our chronic pain family, we are a tight knit group. Other people can't understand why we are sick because it can't be seen by the necked eye. So there for we must be lazy, and not wanting to earn our living as they do. I would not wish my health problems on my worst enemy. If they could walk in our shoes for about a week then they would have more compassion for those that live our lives. Sorry for the soap box this morning.Prayers and hugs to all on here this am.

Jan 26, 2016 10:22 AM

Weezie, you step up on that soapbox ANY time you feel the need. Such a nice welcome for all of our new family members across the pond. Would love to visit but at this point in my life I don't think I'd hold up too well. I love the architecture in England and have wanted to go for years. I even have a friend over there that has horses and it would have been awesome because I would have been able to stay with her. DAMN, I shoulda gone!!! 😑 Oh well, I look at pictures and facebook with her so I get to see the beauty of the countryside and all the places she travels to. πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‹

Jan 26, 2016 10:23 AM

I often wish I can just transmit my pain for 30 seconds to one minute so they could understand. But I would never want it to be longer.

Jan 26, 2016 10:35 AM

The UK is indeed very very rainy!
And grey and gloomy. There are however, beautiful little gems out there.
Haha. I'd love to visit the USA. Always dreamed of doing a route 66 trip!

Jan 26, 2016 10:36 AM

Come on over... We can go together. We can take turns driving and bitching about our aches and pains.. LOL!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜πŸ˜‹

Jan 26, 2016 10:39 AM

Haha. That sounds amazing!
Is it really as cool as it looks? It'd have to be done a VW camper though!
Although these big RC things look more luxurious than my home!
I could Prob be easily swayed! ;)

Jan 26, 2016 10:53 AM

It's interesting to see how we are all in so many different places yet have so much in common!

Jan 26, 2016 10:54 AM

You can stay at our place along the way and we can take you one day or two into some nice country areas of West Virginia. It is beautiful there. It would definitely not be a place you would want to miss. It has beautiful mountains and waterfalls. I think you could take your RV back there to. But we would be happy to guide you.

Jan 26, 2016 10:57 AM

I think the U.S.A is really nice. Only because it has many different areas and climates. We have the oceans, desert, mountains, plains. It is nice having all that in one country. I am not saying it is better than any other country. It is just nice having all those features in one country.

Jan 26, 2016 11:03 AM

I'm sold!
I have recently become a bit hooked on a programme called Alaska the last frontier. Has anyone seen it?
It's where I go in my dreams. Live in a little log cabin with dogs and my Man. Growing veggies and fishing.
Of course in the dream I'm living pain free!! What a beautiful place that is!
P.s. I know that's not on route, but perhaps a drive by detour after? ;)

Jan 26, 2016 11:04 AM

Profiler, it's been many years since I've been to Virginia. Last time I went was probably in 1995. I drove down to Chesapeake and then we drove to an antique show in The Outer Banks, NC. That was the furthest I ever drove by myself. Don't know if I can do it again. But if I could, I'd let you know for sure!!!πŸ˜‹πŸ™πŸ»

Jan 26, 2016 11:06 AM

Alaska is gorgeous and I have seen the show... It is hard work and I can't imagine doing all that to survive. I have also seen the show Alaskan Bush People which I like even better!!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‹

Jan 26, 2016 11:12 AM

Looks real hard right!
But stunning!
Maybe in my next life I can be an Alaskan Bushwoman!
Ooo. I need to see this!

Jan 26, 2016 4:22 PM

I like both shows. But no way I could do what they do. 10-15 years ago yes, but not now. Up until 2 years ago I was going down helping my dad (83) harvest his garden crops. He did not know how to plant a small garden. Lol It nearly killed me!

As for the show Alaska Bush People, their show may be over. My hubby found out the dad & the biggest soon (Hulk want to be...Lol) are going to jail as part of a plea deal. The other sons were charged but charges dropped... They were guilty of falsifying documents that allowed their family to gain Alaskan benefits for multiple years. Part of the sentencing is they can never gain any social benefits from the state of Alaska (whole family), so they're moving. Sad, very sad! πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸ’•

Jan 26, 2016 4:50 PM

I'm from Torquay in the southwest of England we don't get as much rain as other parts and known as the English riviera barmy temperatures palm trees five minutes from the sea.
But some places in the USA look fantastic nice place by a lake would suit me and the family

Jan 26, 2016 6:21 PM

Bob72, that sounds like somewhere if like to visit! πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸ’•

Jan 30, 2016 3:10 AM

I currently live in milton keynes UK, but born and bred from Wales. I think the uk is amazing! So many beautiful places to see. Sadly, like all countries, if has its slummy areas but we have alot of history. We have beautiful Coast lines, mountains, forrests, lakes, valleys and caves. I agree, it can be a bit wet here but last summer, we went 3 months without a sprinkle so can be nice too. I have been fortunate enough to visit a few countries, USA included & every country has lots of amazing things to offer and i have thoroughly enjoyed myself and grew from all my experiences. Just a shame that these darn illnesses have stopped me dead in my tracks and now grounded in the uk!! 😒

Jan 30, 2016 6:40 PM

BishBoshManor, my hubby and I started exploring the USA while I was working. We wanted to travel overseas, but I doubt it will ever happen now. Like you said, the illnesses stopped me/is from traveling. πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸ’•πŸŒΌ

Jan 31, 2016 4:28 AM

I am in south london, the area used to be nice and friendly but not anymore. I have done some travelling before my health decided to be nasty to me. Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Holland. Spent 7 months back packing around Australia with my brother. Also went to LA a couple of times. But now hardly leave the house.

Jan 31, 2016 1:31 PM

Hi, I am from the UK and newly diagnosed with RA. Trying to get to grips with (ha ha) it all. What it means for me in all aspects of my life. Feeling exhausted. About 3wks since the end of my last 3 month episode or flare up. Think am starting again hence the fatigue and going on holiday this week - lucky person who is going with me is all I can say!

Jan 31, 2016 1:34 PM

Hi Koala.. Welcome aboard!!! I'm sorry you have RA. I hope that you're not having a flare. Are you worried about going on holiday or do you just feel one coming? This is a great bunch of zany, close knit folks who are always here for each other. I'm in the US by the way. Hope you settle in and find us helpful. {{{Hugs}}} πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Jan 31, 2016 1:51 PM

Thanks for the lovely welcome alwayzinpain. Four nights in Reykjavik hoping to see the northern lights! Guess it's pain killer entrees to get through it. What a terrible way to view a break away. I am concerned about everything, work, play, mental health cos being honest I thought once I got into remission from the last episode it would be a while to the next one but it hasn't been long. Just been diagnosed too at long flipping last - I was beginning to think the family doctor didn't believe how Ill I felt and it might have been in my head. Felt like the Dr thought I was a hypochondriac! I think I have suffered with this for at least two or three years but was treat dismissively by the Dr and physio , told lose weight, exercise more, even give up my job if it was too much - I mean really? Can we all afford to pack in our jobs? Anyway rambling now, sorry. Seeing the rheumatologist on Tuesday first time so not sure what the future holds just yet.

Jan 31, 2016 1:55 PM

You're allowed to ramble and vent and cry and laugh whenever your heart desires. I've been through the it's in your head, just go on with your life and you'll be fine, lose weight, find a hobby, you're a drug seeker... ffs!! It took years for my diagnosis as well but now I could without knowing all the things I've been diagnosed with. Focus on those northern lights.. It sounds absolutely spectacular. No worries, love.. Hang with us enough and you'll see everythingπŸ’•

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