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Do you have supportive people?

Sometimes you need good people around you to effect a change

When someone believes in you,supports you ,the fear of change change be mitigated by a borrowed courage that becomes part of you

Find the supportive people,get that support you need to backstop your plan for a better you.

Do you have supportive people?

Who are they and what changes could be possible if so?



  • William

    I consider myself a very lucky man, my wife of 35 years is always there for me, I have two son's that are married to two wonderful girl's, between all of them they make sure that I am taken care of

  • I'm so very thankful for the support system I have! My husband was for many years and now I've been blessed with a wonderful friend/roommate who just "happens" to be a retired nurse and serving brings her joy. My family, some near some not are so helpful in ways of encouragement and staying in close touch.  I have some close friends who also live with chronic pain and we talk often. And now I have all of you and a new pain psychologist! If not for all of this I would go downhill fast. We all need that human contact pain or no pain. Someone said, to have a friend, you have to first be a friend, wise words. I'm so blessed and thankful for all of you. 

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  • nutcase007nnutcase007 United StatesPosts: 918

    Joanne - You add a lot of positive to this site.  I always enjoy reading your posts.

  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 6,443

    My husband is my biggest supporter and caregiver. He listens to my whining and moaning, even tells me when I need to sit down or lay down. He goes to every doctor appointment, asks his own questions and gives his opinion. 
    My 2 girls and the grand kids are also very supportive. No matter what news we get, their answer is "just another hurdle"!

    And the forum. From the first day I came on this forum, I got support. And I'm still getting so much support.  

    Thanks William for another topic that needs to put on here.


  • Jerome001Jerome001 Cocoa Beach, FloridaPosts: 371

    Consider yourself very fortunate if you have someone to lean on in your life. Many of us do not and we face our hurdles mainly alone but this forum really helps. A lot of very supportive people on here and I'm thankful!

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  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 6,443


    I am so sorry but I'm glad we are here to help you and others that are alone. 

    My daughter's favorite saying me is "hurdles, Mom, hurdle, hurdle" lol

  • Jerome001Jerome001 Cocoa Beach, FloridaPosts: 371

    Sandra, I appreciate your thoughts but I'm used to it at this point. It would be great to have a supportive "other" but that is not to be. I think this makes my bad days worse because I have no encouragement here but, like I said, the people on this forum really help. I'm thankful for everyone sharing. I often read the comments without responding but I'm here! :)

  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 6,443

    You know I'm always here too. I may not reply, just reading.
    If you would like to, you can always PM me.

  • Jerome001 like you I don't have the support of my husband. Just the other day I went to my Gastrologist and when the girl came in the waiting room he just sit there. The thing is he likes all the attention in the world. When I got hurt the first time he changed completely but then five years ago his true colors came out. I thought he would come around. Pretty well sums him up and right now I would give the world to have someone like everyone else talks about to help me through some tough times. I truly feel if you have a special someone or family who reach out it makes a world of difference in our health.
    Spine Health has been a treasure for me in information and all of you who show such kindness and understanding when needed.
    Anyways life goes on and so happy for all those who have support. Enough with the whining.

  • Sherri

    Whining can be good for you, at least you get it off your chest


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