Saturday night I had dinner with a friend who also has Fibromyalgia.
It's great to have someone to talk to about it face-to-face. Jenni totally gets me and what I'm going through. We can help support each other, laugh together, vent about our issues, share ideas, and so on. Jenni is the only person I know in real life who has Fibro, and it's been such a blessing. She is one of Tim's classmates from high school, and I'm so thankful for the chance I've had in getting to know her.
I loveeee getting to know all of you Fibro-mites out there. You've been so wonderful, supportive, encouraging, and a huge blessing in my life. But you know as well as I do it's different to talk to people face-to-face.
I was really looking forward to an evening of unleashing about the stresses of Fibro, and I'm so glad I was able to go. Being able to be so real with someone is exactly what I needed this weekend.
How do you all cope? Do you have friends like this in your lives? If you don't know someone in real life with Fibromyalgia, I'd encourage you to try to seek some out in whatever way works best for you... maybe that's a support group, or talking to your friends and seeing if they know anyone with it. I'm amazed at how often anymore I run across someone who knows someone with it!!
I know doing this isn't easy, but trust me it's rewarding! I was a little hesitant with Jenni at first because she was Tim's h.s. friend, but once we got to know each other, I was so glad we did!
I'm still considering the whole support group thing for myself... a bit unsure about it despite the rewards I'm positive would come from it. I just don't feel like I can squeeze one more thing on my to-do list right now. What do you think? How do you handle this?