The past two weeks have been really exciting for me, with so many readers or other Bloggers reaching out, commenting and emailing. It’s been SO great!!
When I started blogging, I really had one goal: to try to use my experience of living with multiple chronic illnesses to help others-I somehow had to create a purpose for all this suffering. What I never expected was that **I** would find support, encouragement and a sort of virtual companionship. Being sick, as many of us know, can be really lonely and isolating.
I have had several people email and tell me how excited they were to find me, this Blog (not bragging, really) and other readers and to finally have found a “support system” that they had been missing for so many years. While people who love us support us as best they can (thank you!!), it’s hard for them to truly understand all that we cope with in a day. Sometimes, it’s just tremendously comforting to speak with others who experience the same challenges.
In keeping with that, I had an idea, so let me know what you think!!!
I will be creating a special page on my Blog featuring all of YOU! I would like to have one page that lists people, their conditions and if they so choose, their contact information.
I will start out with displaying my own chronic illness Bio. If you would like to also be part of this, please send me a current picture of yourself; no emojis, avatars or meme’s will be posted. Please also provide the following: name, state you live in, age, length of illness, conditions that you are afflicted with, your website if you have one and if you would like, your contact information. Sometimes, the best resources we have are one another!! I would really like to hear your opinion on my latest brainstorm, but I would be really thrilled if you would like to join in!
If you provide your email, it will be posted. So please know, that by doing this, others may contact you and these are not necessarily people I “know”. Please provide your info at your own “risk”. While I have not had any negative interactions, to date, I cannot guarantee that this will always be the case. I am hopeful that this may be a chance for people to meet others, form some sort of companionship with one another and be a possibly awesome way to form a new support network.
Please give me your thoughts and as always, I hope you have a comfortable day!
- Name: Stacey Chapman
- State: Massachusetts
- Age: 44
- Years Ill: 7
- Afflicted With: Fibro, ME/CFS, Migraines/Chronic Headaches, Raynaud’s, RLS, fighting for diagnosis of Neuropathy, Dysautonomia
- Blog: http://www.fightingwithfibro.com
- Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org