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Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by babyblues68, Mar 11, 2003.

  1. babyblues68

    babyblues68 New Member

    Hi everyone,

    I've had FM for about 1 1/2 years. I went thru a lot to get to the right Dr. as I'm sure a lot of you have. I do have a great one now. I also have IBS,GERD and am Bipolar. GEEZZZZZ.....ok now you all know more about my health than the people I go to church with.

    I have a very supportive husband and 3 small kids 8,5,3. I'm hoping to find some frineds and support here. My husband never complains about my illness, but I know it's hard on a care giver. I thought if I had another outlet it would be good for him. As well....It would be good for me to be able to talk to people who really know how I feel and have been in my shoes to some extent.

    Thanks for listening......Tammy
  2. JP

    JP New Member

    This is a great place for support and to offer support to others. It is pretty safe in here. You mentioned we know more than your church friends...for me, it's about survival and our society at large does not do well with invisible illness. Come into to a room full of people with a cast on your leg and there is support and empathy from everyone you pass, most want to help in some way. Share your invisible illnesses a few times and people tend to stop listening...okay, I am generalizing, and in short, this is a safe place.

    Welcome!!
    Jan
  3. Echos

    Echos New Member

    Hello Tammy and Welcome to the board. I have only been here a few days and have found so much support here. And a way out. When I sit here and start typing and reading, I forget the rest of the world and the pain, well, except this hip pain is really killing me right now, so I can't forget it. It's a nice place with plenty of people that know just what you feel. Hope to talk with you again soon.
    SWAK's,
    Echos
  4. pamela

    pamela New Member

    Welcome to the board. You will love it as I do. Its a bunch of great people with a lot of love and great advice...pammy
  5. jeanderek

    jeanderek New Member

    I am glad that you found this board. The people here are great and are so supportive. I too was looking for a way to take some of the pressure off of my husband because even though he doesn't complain about me being sick he doesn't quite understand as well. He is great and when I had to stop working he didn't ask any questions he was actually for it. We decided not to have any children so I don't know what its like to have this and 3 kids to take care of, I can not even imagine. Welcome and I hope that you find some answers and support here.
    Best Wishes,
    Jeanna
  6. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    Hi Tammy, welcome to our world. As you can see, we have some really wonderful people on this site. I am sure you will make some friends, and also be able to get support and give back in return.

    So good to hear you have a good doctor! Thats really a plus for any of us.

    Feel free to drop in anytime you want, there is always someone here to listen to you.

    Again, welcome to the board.

    Shalom, Shirl
  7. babyblues68

    babyblues68 New Member

    Thanks for the warm welcome. Going thru the board there seems to be some very helpful and caring people here.

    CrazyVickie in oHIo - You asked if I would post My Doctor. Sure, if anyone in my area (Memphis, TN.) can get help quicker than it took me then good for them. He's not a Rheumatologist or a Pain Specialist. Been there done that. He's an Internal doctor. It does take for ever to get in, but you will think your his only patient when he's with you. He's saved my life.

    Bartlett Internal Medicine
    Dr. Mike Lemmonds (Lemons)
    Bartlett, Tn