Places to Find Support and Friendship
If you are suffering from chronic pain, even if you have not been diagnosed with anything at this point (It can take many months or in some peoples case years to get the correct diagnosis) one of the best things to do is to reach out and find others who are going through the same thing. My Fibro Team
proved invaluable to me in the early days and I still try and drop in when I can now. No question is silly and there is always someone who has been there before. It is a multi-National Site.
Learning from Bloggers
At the point, I wanted to read more materials rather than just ask questions I discovered the Fibro Bloggers Directory
. It is fair to say that this site was one of the inspirations for this blog. There is a fascinating range of people, lives and interests to read about. If you have stumbled upon this post but creativity is not of interest to you there is a very good chance that someone else on the Directory is talking about something that is. Please do stick around though even if it is just for the Saturday Fibro blog posts 🙂
There is a good chance that you may already be using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat or all of them, whatever suits you, however, one of the best pieces of advice I can give you is that your healthy friends will not want to regularly be discussing your health concerns at best they will go quiet and at worst they will disappear. (Thankfully this has not happened to me because I learnt this lesson at the very beginning of my Fibro journey but I have read about the experiences of others) Within these same social networks though you will find people like the Fibro bloggers who are more than happy to send sympathetic virtual hugs because we truly understand what you may be going through. Feel free to follow any of my networks on the sidebar. I am most active on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram but like all of us, I can have bad days or Fibro Fog too (If you haven’t heard of Fibro Fog check out my blog post here
), if I haven’t replied it is because I haven’t seen it yet!