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We all would like to welcome you to our home here on the Fibro & CFS Board. It is our "safe" place to vent, cry, laugh and share about how we each cope in life with Fibromyalgia, CFS and for some other coexisting conditions such as Chronic Myofascial Pain, lupus etc.
We certainly wish we weren't welcoming you to our board. I know we all wish that we could be rid of these conditions. Since that's not possible, we come here, share our lives and learn from one another and have become a family.
There are folders for certain purposes. In this top folder, New to Fibromyalgia & CFS, we have threads with links and information in one location to help easily find the information on the websites that our longtime members have found to be most beneficial. Please browse through them. I know that even as I go back through those sites, I pick up something I didn't the first two or three times.
Our "All Things CFS & Fibro" is our general posting folder for how we're feeling, doctor's appts, questions about symptoms etc. This way, things don't get lost during hte periods where our board is busy. We'd hate to miss a post from a new person asking a question. We do encourage those of you who are lurking and have a question, to post your own thread. If you post your introuction or question within another thread, it might be overlooked. We do our best, but it does happen from time to time and we don't want anyone to think we're unwelcoming or unhelpful. So please, feel free to ask anything, vent, cry or whatever. We always encourage our lurkers to post when they feel ready to do so. I know many come to read just to know they aren't alone. If you are looking for information and can't find it, ask here. We have a few ladies that are terrific researchers and can probably help or get you in the right direction.
Our "Fun, Inspiration and More" is for all Off Topic posts. Have a great poll you'd like to post that's not topic related, do so here. Come across a fantastic inspriational quote or passage, this is the folder to post it. We love those inspirational quotes etc..so don't hesitate to post something.
We also have a "Latest News and Research" folder. In this folder, articles on latest research, whether they are topic related or just really interesting, like the one on Sugar Substitutes recently posted, are always welcomed. We are a group of ladies that loves to learn and read.
Lastly, is the "Explore iVillage" folder. This folder is where folks from other boards come and post what's going on around iVillage. Its always worth a look, you might find something that you didn't know was here.
We welcome you to our board and want you to have an enjoyable experience here. All we ask is that everyone adhere to the iVillage Rules of Play. You can read these rules yourself by following the green link that says "Rules of Play".
Your Community Leaders,
Karen (cl-karen) and Megan (cl-my2craigs)