I am new here, looking for friends to talk to! (Short story of my life with Fibro)

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Natik/LA
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Date Joined Feb 2017
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   Posted 2/24/2017 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello to all! I posted in one of the Fibro topics that i am very lonely. Here i made a copy of what i said yesterday.
"I found myself in so much isolation that it's hard to believe and i am sooo glad i found this forum just a few days ago. I had a feeling i will find not only new info but possibly new friends here, give me some time to look around! At this point i look like a professional complainer lol In fact i like to joke and adore ppl with a good sense of humor! Let me explain why i said that i am so very lonely...
I was born in Ukraine, came to US when i was already 33, finished Ultrasound Diagnostic School in Manhatten, was working as a sonogram tech in NY and had only 7 "normal" years in America before i got Fibro and it became harder and harder to keep working. When i moved to live in Los Angeles where my son was - i had to go on disability. Obviously i have no friends here because i never grew up, study, work or socializing at that point in LA. My son has his own life with a wife and 2 daughters (LOVE them)! They live about 50 min from me, but i don't drive anymore and my son is too busy for letting me in his life.
I was trying to make my long story short.. Will be glad to make friends here on forum!! Will share our stories, knowledge, any medical info or whatever else. I love medicine, just don't like to be a patient hehe If you find any mistakes in my typing, pls forgive me b/c English is is not my native language.
If anyone feels like talking to me - i can be found on Facebook. I posted my URL in my profile. Send me a friend request and i will accept. *will be waiting*
Natik
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Rockon
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Date Joined Mar 2013
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   Posted 2/24/2017 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh I didn't see this post, didn't realise you wanted to connect with folks there. Sorry for suggesting you take down the url. Well be careful with sharing some things on your FB page...You're a big girl with a grown son...So silly of me to say it...Just that I am a worrier the older I get, and I have seen a couple weird things lately on Facebook. Someone friending me, that I thought was a friend of a friend, but instead, that friend of a friend had had their phone hacked, and the hacker had sent me the friend request.

And today someone I've known since grade school posted on FB: don't accept friend requests from her friend named so-and-so, becauses she had her account cloned.

Natik/LA
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Date Joined Feb 2017
Total Posts : 17
   Posted 2/24/2017 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh great! I listen to you and put down my FB URL! lol Actually i have many friends there (on Facebook) because i play 2 games. My friend's list is secure and i never share anything "public". And btw i responded to your message. Thanks for posting and get better

Sherrine
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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 2/24/2017 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome, again! I'm glad you put it in your profile. Only HealingWelll people can see it. I delete things like that in members' posts because anyone in the world can read our posts and that could spell trouble.

Your best bet would be to take your Facebook info out of your profile and just have an email contact. Then you can email a few times with an interested member and then decide if you want to give that specific person an invitation to your Facebook page. That seems safer to me.

Sherrine

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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Glaucoma, Scoliosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

Natik/LA
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Date Joined Feb 2017
Total Posts : 17
   Posted 2/24/2017 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I knew you would give me your advice about FB. vs Emails contacts. It's just i did not sleep all night and can't think straight now... Will be back later, thanks

mishell
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Date Joined Jun 2014
Total Posts : 82
   Posted 3/3/2017 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Natik, so sorry you are feeling lonely. I moved to Solvang, CA (2.50) hours away from LA two years ago and I understand! I only have three friends here and no family. Fibro alone can leave you feeling isolated enough, let alone moving to a new place. Take care sweetie. Have you thought about looking for a local Fibro support group or joining a beginner yoga class? I'm in a flare up now, but I'm going to try those things soon.

Take care Natik,
Michelle

Daily Acceptance
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Date Joined Apr 2017
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 5/2/2017 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Natik. So sorry to hear you feel so isolated. I feel the same way sometimes. I have two boys that had to move away for their jobs. I have one grandbaby and one on the way. I love them all so much but I have to keep my mind busy. Not my body because of the continues pain. I'm not sure how to find your e-mail address on this blog. I'm a newbe here. Maybe we could chit chat sometime.

Sherrine
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 17753
   Posted 5/3/2017 6:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Daily Acceptance, go through one of Natik's pain sets and click on their name at the left f the post. This will take you into their profile and you will see the email address there. Hope this helps you.

Sherrine

Forum Moderator/Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Glaucoma, Scoliosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

Daily Acceptance
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Date Joined Apr 2017
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 5/4/2017 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Sherrine

Sherrine
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 17753
   Posted 5/4/2017 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Daily, I don't know how you understood what I wrote. I'm have an iPad with a mind of its own and I didn't proof read my post to you.

Go to one of Natik's posts and click on their name at the left of their post and that will take you to their profile and you will see their address.

Sherrine

Forum Moderator/Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Glaucoma, Scoliosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
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