I must make a confession, the fact that I was going to write this post slipped my mind until… well… 5 minutes ago.
My day has been hectic, and having come home to feed a family and spend time with my husband, took every ounce of energy and concentration I have left. Yet… I will make a stab at this.
We bloggers – women’s health, migraine, infertility – must stand united. Our postings and interactions on Facebook and Twitter should reflect a mission of inclusion and honesty. We should strive to help and encourage one another.
Bonding – whether in person, on-line, or on the phone – helps chronic illness sufferers cope with their illness. As I often say, we are stronger together. No one understands our pain better than those who experience the same symptoms. Those who have gone before are excellent people to know. I have gotten e-mails and comments from women who worry they are alone. They isolated in their pain. And we chronic illness women have felt this way at some point in our illness progression. Whether it’s at diagnosis or during relapses, we are bound to wonder “does anyone else know what I’m feeling?”
Bloggers who spread love and friendship through their writings; who pour out their hearts and souls in an effort to make someone else feel a little less alone, are to be applauded. There are many women who fit this description, and some of them have made it into my blogroll.
Remember that what goes around comes around. Spread love and you will receive love. But if you spread hate, you will receive nothing but what you send out.