Where do I find this letter to Normals?

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   Posted 2/12/2009 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Julie mentioned in a post that a letter to normals could help when other do not understand the fibro.  How do I find this letter?  I looked in the fibro 101 thread and maybe I am foggy - I cannot find it there.

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   Posted 2/12/2009 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Sue,

I found the "letter to normals" under the fmscommunity.org website.

Hope that helps....


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   Posted 2/12/2009 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
There are some really interesting articles on that site with lots of good info, including that letter.
However, the title "open Letter to Normals" just cracks me up.  I mean, I know some of us aren't "normal," but I wasn't aware that it was caused by the fibro.  smilewinkgrin
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   Posted 2/12/2009 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks. Found it

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   Posted 2/12/2009 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for bringing this up, Sue. I'd never heard of this letter before but just hunted it down and read it myself and it's really well written. I definitely think I'll be sending it along to a few people!
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   Posted 2/12/2009 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to make you chase it down! I should have posted a link for you. Thanks AustenFan for pointing Sue in the right direction.
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   Posted 2/12/2009 8:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad I had to look it up. The website is really great and I had never seen it before.

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   Posted 2/12/2009 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Sue- I am wondering how you did at work today, if your internship dragged you around again- I certainly hope not!
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   Posted 2/13/2009 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Sera, I only have to go the internship 7 hours per week. So today and yesterday I was on campus doing my regular grad student stuff. I will probably work with her again Tuesday afternoon or something. Hopefully it will be easier. I will probably be going to the locked mental institution to interview conserved patients there. That should not be too strenuous.

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   Posted 2/13/2009 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
What a fantastic letter. Thanks for sharing it.
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