Fibro Feelings – Spoonie Friends
You may remember me telling you about my friend, Jane, a few years ago in my post, Having Positive Relationships. Last weekend I went to a send-off party for her and her husband. They’re moving again, but eventually they’ll return to the area. I’m sad to see them leave, but Jane’s been so busy the past year that we’re not as close as we used to be. I’m hoping when she moves back here we’ll be able to rekindle our friendship to what it used to be. Their party was in an area I hadn’t been to before, about 45 minutes from home. Part of the route there was along a river and it reminded me of a previous state I’d lived in. I saw a few parks and am hoping The Helpful Hubby and I can go check the area out more, this summer.
I’ve been talking with a younger friend with Rheumatoid Arthritis this week and she’s beginning to wonder if the whole time she’s really had fibromyalgia. It’s so great to be able to answer questions about fibromyalgia and to be able to help someone trying to figure out what all is going on with them, even if it’s just emotional support. It reminds me that even though our symptoms may be different, we all know what it feels like to simply want to be sure about what is going on with our bodies. Also, that we’ve all faced similar struggles with our chronic conditions altering our life. Maybe she has fibromyalgia and maybe she doesn’t, but I’m glad we’ve been able to share our stories more fully with each other.
Unfortunately, another local friend that I have has Rheumatoid Arthritis and is going to have to start more aggressive treatments. She’s starting on a medicine that is sometimes used as a chemotherapy medicine, after other medicines haven’t helped much. She already has a lot of family health issues on her plate, including being sick herself right now, so I hope this medicine can bring her relief without too many of the icky side effects.
How’re your spoonie friends doing?
*Image Credit: from www.flickr.com by Jordi Payà