I have been living with a series of complex medical conditions for over 6 years now. In 2014 my health deteriorated to the point of needing to medically retire. With time on my hands I decided to start this blog to help me keep track of all that was happening to me but also as a way to reach out to others dealing with life changing health episodes.
I am also an active member & administrator of a select couple of closed online support groups run by charitable organisations, which have been fantastic but often these groups are for specific health conditions & they can be restrictive. Members often make close bonds with other members & need to share moments in their lives that are not always health related. That sense of community is so important when living with chronic & often incurable diseases, especially if severe illness has caused social isolation.
When health gets complex, I’ve come to realise it is really important to find others who are also battling multiple issues, to share the never-ending complexities that arise.
So I am starting what I expect to be a small, humble little group for women or men or carers who are just wanting the hand of friendship as they journey an often lonely & difficult path. I want this online group to be a place to laugh, cry, share and vent together. Conversations can be health, family, work, school or “whatever ” related. It can also be a place for carers looking after those with complex illnesses to share their experiences.
The only admin guidelines are:
1. Keep it PG rated
2. Respect one another
3. Be generous in your support & care of one another.
4. Admin reserves the right to delete unacceptable posts if necessary.
This is a closed group so anything posted is for members eyes only. It will not show on your personal facebook feed.
So, the biggest challenge was what to call it. Given it’s an off shoot of my blog I’ve decided on “Medical Musings with Friends”
If any of my blog followers are interested in joining here’s the link:
Please feel free to share or forward the link to anyone in your circle of family, friends or bloggers that you think may also like to join.
A new venture for a new year & I’m feeling really excited about it.😊💗