Ditto what AntB said. This place has meant the world to me. Chronic pain is a long, tough and lonely journey. I know I can come here and get support, never be judged and have others really understand what i am saying. You all get my pain. You all listen to me with such caring hearts. It amazes me so!!! I am in awe of all the people here. Many, many of you are worse off than I am, and I see you continue on in life. You often motivate me, even if it's a little thing. Small is big to us. I also try to come and comfort others here. It is the nurse in me coming out. I am a giver and therefore if i can comfort someone else I feel like I have done a good thing, something important. As many days i lie in bed and can't get out, I feel worthless at times. i use to look after everyone, everyone i tell. And now the role is reversed. So now, if i can put a smile on someone's face, it means a lot to me. I have made some very special friendships here. Talking at all hours of the day. Looking for support and ALWAYS receiving that and more.
YES this place is important to me. Everyday it is my place to come to.
I pray for everyone here, that our pain can be just a little bit less, that we can accomplish one little thing each day, that we can find happiness in our lives of chronic pain. We can do and we will do it. We will stay together and help each other. Amen!!
Chronic, severe and continuous bilateral temporal headaches since 2000.