Posted on 3/2/20 7:50 PM
Being the introvert, that I am, I have a few close friends 1-2, and my 3 brothers and 3 sisters. No I don’t hide my conditions from them, we talk about it, if and when it is needed, otherwise I just continue to live my life as I wish.
i am very lucky that my major medical issues are at mild stages right now, though fully aware that flares are to be expected, and one medical issue dealing with my lungs is considered chronic and fatal, it is just a matter of time. So I live as fully as possible now
with the help of friends and family
Posted on 3/9/20 5:19 PM
My friends are really important to me. They just "get it" when I'm having a migraine and understand what I'm going through and when I need to cancel last minute because of one. I'm incredibly grateful to them, because as much as it annoys me to have these migraines and to have to cancel on things, it's just as annoying for them to be canceled on. It's nice to know that I have a group of friends that accept me as I am and don't bat an eye at my diagnosis.
Posted on 3/10/20 10:14 PM
Friends truly are the Flowers in the garden of Life 💐🌸🌼🌹🏵🌺🌻💐 I have a handful of long-term friends (35+ years), and we will still be right there for each other if needed. I treasure my friends, and I find that if you have an open heart, you can see that you have more in common with most people than what might first appear.
Posted on 3/10/20 10:17 PM
This is kind of how I feel when I hear about all the Coronavirus stuff right now and if I could make it go away I'd do whatever I could to do it and to help all the people that are infected with it. But seriously I sometimes think that these kinds of things are signs of the end of the world and I can't help but think that I'd welcome it.
Posted on 3/18/20 6:56 PM
Friendship is very important to me because without friends you become very depressed and lonely with no one to talk to. I suffer from depression and without friends, I would have no one to lean on.
Posted on 3/19/20 3:55 PM
@shorty I agree, having a support system with people who are there for you and don't judge you is so important.
Posted on 3/20/20 4:01 PM
Friendship is important, my best friend is my fiance but I'm afraid the longer my constant migraine of over 3 years goes on the less sympathy or empathy even he has for me, there's very little compassion or understanding shown to me anymore as though it's my fault I have this migraine and I purposefully continue it...why on earth would I want to be in constant pain especially while caring for an infant and no one seems to care I'm in pain anymore? I suppose I could use some more understanding friends...
Posted on 3/21/20 9:09 PM
Hello, Don't you think a real friend will not take your side but, TELL YOU THE TRUTH?? Trusting is being honest, they go together.
I like to see your response to trust and friendship again after you read this.
Posted on 3/22/20 7:40 PM
Yes trust is important, very important I suppose that's a part of why it hurts so much is that he doesn't seem to trust (believe) me that I am in as great a pain as I am because I still choose to (and have to because I'm a mother now) ignore it as best as I can and live my life.
Posted on 3/30/20 4:31 PM
I honestly feel like I only have 1 person in my life who I would consider a true friend and that is m6 fiancé, and at times that is questionable whether he truly understands what I go through on a daily basis. My own children and parents don't even understand nor do they want to even try to. It breaks my heart daily. I tell all of them on multiple occasions that if I am crying or angry etc., to just grab me and hug me and let me know that they love me. Most the time thats all I need, but unfortunately they just don't understand the situation and the effect that the disease has on my entire body. I pray daily that they will over time take the initiative to learn more about the disease and that they will eventually be more supportive of me.