Hi I'm new and in Ottawa, anyone else?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by buzby, Oct 31, 2002.

  1. buzby

    buzby New Member

    Hi,
    I am thrilled to have found this site. I have been struggling with CFS since 1995, off work since '96. Am looking forward to connecting with other fighters. Especially keen to connect with anyone in Ottawa or Ontario since I am hoping to find some info on Drug Benefits.
    I look forward to chatting.
    Buzby

    P.S. I am new to message boards etc, so please be patient with me... :)
  2. buzby

    buzby New Member

    Hi,
    I am thrilled to have found this site. I have been struggling with CFS since 1995, off work since '96. Am looking forward to connecting with other fighters. Especially keen to connect with anyone in Ottawa or Ontario since I am hoping to find some info on Drug Benefits.
    I look forward to chatting.
    Buzby

    P.S. I am new to message boards etc, so please be patient with me... :)
  3. pam_d

    pam_d New Member

    I'm not in Ottawa (I'm in Kansas) but I know there are several others here who are, so they should be weighing in soon. I do know you have local support groups there, too; do a search online & you will find them. This is a great board, I learn something new daily, and the support & empathy here is great.

    Good luck to you. Ottawa is a very beautiful city (my folks live "south of the border" in Rochester, NY--I think some of your cable TV comes from there) albiet BRRRRcold!

    Take care,
    Pam
  4. tes

    tes New Member

    Welcome to the board and hope you find all this info helpful. I sure do! I am from Toronto, Canada. I'm not in any support groups right now so I couldn't help you there. I am currently waiting to see a fibromyalgia specialist in downtown Toronto. As far as meds go, I'm currently taking nothing, except tylenol#2 when the pain gets bad. Anxiously waiting to see this doctor. I take it you only have cfs and not fms? If you have any questions feel free to post me back. By the way I'm a 31 female, married with 2 young sons.

    God Bless,
    Tes
  5. themarce

    themarce New Member

    Welcome! I live in Ottawa and am a coordinator in a FM/CFS/Chronic Pain Support Group. We meet once a month, during the day and are a very upbeat, congenial group. We share our stories, tell jokes and compare drugs, different modalities, etc. We also are connected with a special Yoga class where the instructor is knowledgable about our problems. This is probably the most beneficial thing to help pain and stretch the muscles. It is all done very gently. There are also pool classes to choose from. Just contact me via this (wonderful) message board and I'll fill you in.
  6. Duffsangel

    Duffsangel New Member

    Welcome to the group. They are pretty user friendly, so you shouldn't have any problems. I think we are all fighters, just sometimes we go thru a time where we need others to fight for us. That's what we are here for!
    Jump right in,
    Duff
  7. buzby

    buzby New Member

    Wow, this really works. It is marvellous. I feel better already.
    I only have CFS thank goodness and have only had to deal with headaches. Body aches are only a result of being inactive for so long and having a wretched back to begin with! I am very interested in meeting up with others in ottawa so please send me some more info so we can touch base.
    Thank you everyone,
    Buzby
  8. buzby

    buzby New Member

    Thanks everyone for making me feel so welcome. This my first time using a message board... so there may be a few of these messages since this is the second time I have tried to reply to you all... and it may not be the last!
    Anyway, I look forward to participating and sharing info. But for now all I want to do is post this in the right place and say THANK YOU!

    Buzby