Welcome to our pain family Shazamataz! You will meet lots of others with ideas, suggestions, and knowledge that will help you find the best method of coping for you. Not everything works for everyone, so be open to trying new things if/when you can. Pace yourself with activities and rest periods. It's ok to laugh, cry, vent, pray, brag, or whatever you feel you need to say. This is a safe, no judgement zone. We all get enough judgement elsewhere. I oppose you settle in and find the support you are looking for. Hugs, love, & prayers! 🙂🙏💕🌼
Hi Shazamataz? Hope you are feeling much better today. I am new here as well, couldn't sleep with all the pain going in right now. Happy l found this app, kinder paid off not having my beauty sleep. How long have you had Fibromyalgia?
Hi shazatataz, I just want to welcome you to our group. It is a wonderful place to get the support you need to deal with whatever disease and pain you are going through. What is nice is people will be here to offer you the compassion and empathy that our families may not offer us at times. Sometimes we may need advice and many of our friends are willing to help. What is really nice to is sometimes we may need a procedure that we may not understand or that we may have some anxiety about having done to us. Many times, one of our friends in the support group has had that procedure done and can explain what was done to them and how they handled it. Most of the time we find out from them it wasn't as bad as we had imagined. So this group has often been a source of relief.
If I had to sum up one genuine quality that this group has that many don't usually say, is that they display love for others. They are compassionate, caring, empathic, and kind. I am sure you will find it very pleasurable to be a part of this group.
Make sure you take advantage of posting and letting us know what is going on and how you are feeling. We want to be there for you. My best wishes for you. We look forward to becoming better friends.