#backpainbloguk’s ‘Join in the conversation’ page has come about after I’d spent quite some time reading and researching different types of online support groups for people with chronic pain.
I soon realised that you can pick up on what other people have gone through or be going through and the treatments they have tried. It inspired me to look at adding something to my blog where individuals could join in a conversation by writing a comment on something I have written about.
I decided I did not want it to me like a support group as per say in that it’s just a ‘conversation‘ on what I have written about and will be different most days.
To kick-start my new ‘join in the conversation‘ page I wondered if any of you use or have used a support group?
I joined one not soon after I was first diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and met a lovely lady who has become a great friend but because the meetings were at a weekend I gradually stopped going. I also joined the ‘A Way With Pain‘, which I wrote about in my last post. I initially chatted and dealt with Julie Kelly a chronic pain sufferer who set up the charity in 2012. Sadly Julia, the inspiration behind the Charity, lost Her battle with Chronic Pain and passed away on the 2nd November 2014. This Is Julia’s legacy to which it says on the website ‘She gave all She could give.’ where her father has now stepped into Julie’s shoes. But yet again I just seemed to spend less and less time on the website.
If you would like to ‘join in the conversation’ about support groups then please feel free to write in the comments section.
I have just written a post on a trapped ulnar nerve here which is something I am struggling with at the moment and would love to hear from anyone else who has had to go through this painful condition.