Originally Posted by chronicpain
Honestly i dont talk to anybody about these things. Back when i first was diagnosed i would talk to my old gf about these things but i have been bottling them up forever. My mother has fibromyalgia also and its put her out of her job of 10+ years
Thank you for your support even though ill never meet you in real life it makes my day a little less shitty to know you took time out of your day to help someone else.
Dear chronicpain: It is an honour and privilege to give a little bit of genuine care and support to another person on this forum. It has helped me too, not focus on my own pain as much; instead it gave me a positive connection.
I watched a TEDtalk today, Andrew Solomon talked about his depression. I will quote one line that fits here: "Our needs are our greatest assets. We learn to give the things we most need."
I too enjoy getting support, even from a faceless person on an internet forum, because I can feel their honesty and their meaning. I need that support, and it helps me to also give it.
You too - you deserve support.
And in your own pain and struggle, you took the time to acknowledge a connection you had with a person in an internet forum. To me, that speaks to your resilience, that speaks to your courage and strength, that speaks to the part of you that is finding one more thing to stay alive for, even if it is one day at a time.
Truly amazing and inspirational. Thank you for that.
Please keep us posted on your journey, friend with chronic pain. I hope you find another positive connection to life today!