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Hi, my name is eledrial!

eledrial Community member Posts: 4 Listener
I feel lost and alone at the moment, lots of pain and trapped in my body. I wanted to be totally honest in this group as too often I say "I'm fine how are you" 


  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,944 Disability Gamechanger
    Good evening @eledrial

    Welcome :)

    Sorry to read that you feel lost and alone. We are all here for you, we will do our best to help anyway we can :) You are not alone, you are now within in a community of friendly and supportive people :)

    There are discussions about 'Chronic Pain' if you would like to have a read.

    Pleased to meet you :)

    Ami :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • JennysDad
    JennysDad Community member Posts: 2,299 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @eledrial, and welcome to the community.
    Yes, we're all inclined to say "I'm fine" when somebody asks "How are you", and one of the important things about this community is that you are free to speak exactly what you feel. You are among friends here - As @Ami2301 has demonstrated already :smile:
    Have a look around, as Ami suggests, and get back to us with any more information you wish to share or to ask any questions you might wish to. We're here and we're listening, and you matter.
    Warmest best wishes,
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
    hi eledrial and welcome

    Went to my GP today
    she asked "how are you " ?
    my reply " i am fine thanks"
    then went on to tell her about my problems
    We are all pre conditioned to that response

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Lasian_Alumni
    Lasian_Alumni Community member Posts: 659 Pioneering
    Welcome to the community @eledrial

    I'm sorry to hear that you're having a tough time, but thank you for sharing with us. Pressure to act "fine", when we're not, can be an issue when support might be needed.

    I hope you'll feel comfortable and safe to be open about how you feel here, and let us know if you would like any support or even just a chat!
  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,153 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @eledrial

    Good Evening & Welcome it’s great to meet you.

    Please please let me know if I can help/support you with???

    I have had “Chronic Pain” myself since 2005 so please please fire away!!!!!!!
  • Tracy1965
    Tracy1965 Community member Posts: 22 Connected
    Hi  @eledrial

    good evening hope we can become friends 
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