I've had so many requests to restart the Koffee Klatch or something similar and since summer is closing down it's time to get going.
I've revamped the KK to more of a topic format instead of a question. Some days, like today, there may be a question but more often it will be a topic given and everyone who cares to can put in their 2 cents...or 3 wit inflation.
These are not going to be 'hot topics' for debate but more of what your experience is in certain areas. Doing a topic every day of the week is taxing and hard to keep up sometimes so these will come along on a regular basis but not each day. Most likely there will be a new topic 3-4 times each week. Feel free to post more than once, especially is there's a discussion going and you care to add your thoughts.
So, for today we're going to start on a positive note:
What have you learned or what even has happened since you were 'diagnosed' that is a positive in your life? I'm not trying to be a Pollyanna about
this since none of us would choose a life of chronic pain but has your journey led to something that is good or maybe you saw some act of kindness along the way. What's your take on this topic?
The obvious answer here might be to have met a lot of wonderful people here in the forum. But since I just covered that one
you will have to think of another. One thing I have discovered in my family is my oldest grandson's depth of compassion. He can get down-right protective of me at times. He's 20, a college student and lives with us so he and I spend a fair amount of time together. When he's home and hubby is at work grandson is the one who helps and keeps an eye on me. I love seeing that side of my grandchildren.
Moderator on the Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain forums
Fibromyalgia, Insulin Dependent Diabetes. Ulcerative Colitis, Rare form of Dermatitis, Collapsed Disk, Osteoarthritis in Neck/Hands/and slowly meandering around other places....and other maladies as discovered.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.