I came here to compare notes
NOTE - I posted this on the FM support group main discussion board on 10-19-2010 but I decided to also post it here as well.
I’ve been here just a little over two weeks now and I must say that you ladies here are some of the most caring and compassionate on the face of the earth. I am one of the very few men here and almost the only one who has really been active on the boards during the time I have been here. Yeah, I even made the most active member a time or two here and I believe that is very rare occurrence for a man to do so on the FM board.
As I posted on my profile page, I came here to compare notes. I have put up a number of posts as well as reading many posts others have posted and numerous replies. I see that I am not alone dealing with FM / CFS symptoms.
I would like to be someone who could post replies with answers and hope. However, the only thing I can reply with is that I understand and you won’t get any judgement or condemnation from me. As I see it, the medical community in some cases can really help and restore some people. Then there are others where they can help people in need to some degree, maybe half way. Then there are those where the doctors don’t have a clue. It is sad to say, but to me they are no better than a deep jungle witch doctor shaking an ugly stick in my face when it comes to what I have dealt with. So in all honesty I cannot reply to someone positively when it comes to medical help, therefore I don’t reply. As I see it, if you cannot impart hope then keep your mouth shut.
I got the answers I came for from you ladies and you all have my most sincere gratitude and a true heart felt thank you to all. It has been really good for me being here and corresponding with all of you. So now I am going to become the more traditional man here, not posting much and not replying much either. Oh, I don’t plan on leaving here it is just that I am changing gears so to speak. I will just do my best to keep my mouth shut and don’t complain. That is just what men do and it is really what I’m most comfortable with. But there for a while I threw all that to the side to compare notes with you all and to get some of my questions answered.
THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH!!!