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Fibro Feelings – Spoonie Friends

What is Fibro Feelings?

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?


Spoonie friends always 'get it'*

*Image Credit: from by Jordi Payà


Comment from ELaine
Time June 12, 2012 at 8:28 am

I dont have any friends with fibro. But I just wanted to say you I can tell you are a wonderful spoonie friend to your close friends and to all of us that read you. You always have a way of giving the right advice for my situation and giving me a smile. I have both OA and fibro.


Felicia Fibro Reply:

Aww, thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a sweet comment, Elaine! *hugs*

I only have 1 friend with fibromyaliga, but a spoonie can be living with any type of chronic illness, like the friends I mentioned in this post.


Comment from Rachel Thimas
Time June 28, 2012 at 5:40 am

I know a few people with FM but we are not close enough to really sit down and chat about everything. That is kind of hard. I think it would be helpful. The support groups are nice but different. I have a lot if painful days a many sleepless nights lately. I’m wondering if it will ever get better. Just when I think I am getti h better, I get worse. Is there ever going to be anything that really helps and continues to help? It seems as though I’ve tried almost everything! I’m getting tired if it all! R


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