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CatchMyPain Community and Pain Diary App to manage chronic illness

New here and slightly frightened to post and be seen even if it is only in print

Nov 05, 2015 4:06 PM

Thankful for the time and energy put into this app! Hope to learn a lot from others and feel support. Sometimes even my eyeballs hurt.

Nov 05, 2015 4:21 PM

Hi and welcome to the family. No need to be scared we don't bite. This is a great group of people with non-judgemental attitudes. We all are dealing with chronic issues and know how bad it feels already and nothing is helped by beating up on anyone when they are already down. There are tons of great tips and tricks for getting through life. We talk about EVERYTHING no questions are off limits. Spend sometime looking at previous posts and jump in if you can add to something. We have people from everywhere and with all kinds of backgrounds. There really is a great amount of info here. Welcome! Tell us about yourself when you are ready of course. :) Where are you from what do you do what are you dealing with ect.

Nov 05, 2015 5:07 PM

The people here do a good job of making u feel welcome and bring supportive! I hope u find the same!

Nov 05, 2015 5:14 PM

Hi, and welcome.
As LBM said, there is no reason to feel scared. There are all sorts of people here different ages , gender and illnesses. It took me awhile to post anything. I spent time reading others posts first. I still don't post to much myself. I grew up believing that a person should not tell to much of oneself. Regardless. Of my reasons, I like to read about other peoples symptoms( just to know that I'm not alone) so by all means take your time and once again welcome :)

Nov 05, 2015 5:28 PM

I'm shy too, it'll be okay. I feel safe here, although few other places.

Nov 05, 2015 6:32 PM

Hi there welcome.u have found a home here full of support and love.

Nov 05, 2015 6:47 PM


Nov 05, 2015 7:18 PM

Welcome, I to am a newbie,and was afraid but after reading a lot of what everyone else was going through,was the same as me,and made me feel I wasn't alone in this world fighting this chronic disease. I am very happy I joined, Thanks for being there when I need someone.(((Hugs)))

Nov 05, 2015 7:44 PM

Hello Liesl, and welcome to our family community. No need to be frightened. We are a zany and wonderful group of folks who all have different diseases and diagnosis and we all suffer from chronic irretractable pain. I've been in pain for 22 years and have been formally diagnosed with Fibro, DDD, DJD, hypothyroidism, Graves Disease, long thoracic nerve palsy, cervical spondalytic myelopathy among another dozen things. I can tell you that you will never be alone and you will never be judged for how you or feeling it what you are feeling. There are only good, kind, compassionate, and loving people here. I hope that you are able to set in and learn from and with us. We do "get it" and that is one thing that made me really love to come here. Hang in there; sending you gentle and reassuring {{{Hugs}}} and prayers. 🌻🙏🏻

Nov 05, 2015 7:55 PM

Thank you so much!

Nov 06, 2015 2:23 PM

Welcome to our community family Liesl! I couldn't have said it better than LMB. Take your time, and when you Ferrell up to it, let us know a little about yourself. I hope you have a blessed day! 🙏🌼

Nov 06, 2015 2:24 PM

Ferrell = feel... Get use to auto correct madness! Lol

Nov 06, 2015 3:55 PM

Thanks for your kindness!

Nov 08, 2015 10:22 AM

Welcome liesl, WE ARE VERY HAPPY To HAVE YOU HERE. feel free to take your time, read some posts and when you feel comfortable enough to talk then we will be here for you. ☺ have a wonderful and blessed day.

Nov 08, 2015 10:46 AM

Hi Liesl! I'm new also but already these kind folks have made a massive difference in my days and nights. I was afraid to post also, but when I found courage to do so, the acceptance was tangible. You will find the same here, I'm confident.😉

Nov 08, 2015 10:57 AM

Hi Liesl! I'm so glad you found us. We are all in the same boat so to speak with chronic pain or illness. We get it. This is a safe place for you to vent, cry, ask questions, or just ask why me. We've all done it at some point, so when you feel ready, we will be here. It doesn't matter what time it is, someone will be here. Welcome to your new family, and I am glad to have another friend.

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