Sacramento Support for Chronic Pain and Illness!

  • March 13, 2013 · 3:00 PM
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Let's get back together to share stories, feelings, resources, strategies!

There might be a presenter--stay tuned!


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  • Sarah

    On editing the attendance I know that I missed one person--did I miss putting down "Susan"? I can picture you--you went to seminary, but I am blanking on your name. Maybe someone can remind me? Much appreciate!

    March 28, 2013

  • Aimee E.

    I was very disappointed that yesterday's meeting happened on my worst pain day in a long time and I actually slept through it. So even though I looked forward to this I did not make it. Thank you for hosting Sarah. Would anyone be interested in meeting on Friday after 6:30pm or Saturday after 1pm?

    March 14, 2013

    • Susan in D.

      Aimee: I would be open to meeting with folks any time. In fact, it might be nice to meet more than once, although to be fair, I think we should not assume that Sarah would be able to host it. Maybe someone else? Or maybe at a comfortable coffee shop? It would be nice to have a social group to talk about resources and our stories, and to just get to know one another and "make friends" even if it is and addition to the "regular" meetings. Mark: I LOVE the idea of being able to use Skype to "attend" meetings when we cannot make it in person. Would that work for someone attending the meeting to commit to being on the "home" site for Skype?

      March 21, 2013

  • Aimee E.

    Do you think that meetings twice per month would mean less attendance at the meetings? I could use some support for chronic pain if any of you would like to meet Fri eve or Sat afternoon this weekend... maybe you could catch me up on resources or please email me at [masked]- thanks!

    March 14, 2013

  • Sarah

    What an awesome group of strong, proactive people! And I agree, Amy, those brownies were off the hook! I almost wanted to cry! Thanks, Keith and Jean for bringing them! So, nice--homemade and straight out of the oven! I was so glad to find after everyone left to see that there were still 2 left for me because hadn't had any. I ate them alone, the way I usually like to savor delectible food. Okay folks, more went on than eating brownies. We had a really great sharing of resources that have helped us, and some great flowing of empathy for the more emotional aspect of the challenge of chronic pain.

    More notes to come as soon as I get my new voice activation software.

    Thanks, everyone, for coming. It was a delight! I feel better now. Amy, don't worry about the brevity; you brought light into the room.

    Sarah
    Organizer

    March 14, 2013

  • Amy M.

    Brownies were delicious, thank you!! It's too bad my health limits me to only staying about a half hr, but it was an enjoyable half hour :)
    Next meeting i can attend will be in June, hope to see you guys again!

    March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I regretfully won't be able to drive this far for today's meetup. I hope to meet you all someday.

    March 13, 2013

  • Devon B.

    Thank you, Amy and Mark, for your encouraging responses - each of you helped me to see that I'm not alone (sometimes it feels like it, as you know) and that I can "just bring me" as I am able with no pretending...That alone sounds comforting. I'll make every effort to meet with the group soon. Devon

    March 13, 2013

  • Amy M.

    @Devon, sorry, hope to meet you another time!

    @Aimee Elizabeth, I've only been to 2 meetings, but they were both very casual and friendly...just bring yourself! :)

    March 8, 2013

  • Devon B.

    I so wish I could attend meetings...unfortunately, 3 p.m. is one of the worst times' of day for me to do much of anything. One of these days...Devon

    March 8, 2013

  • Aimee E.

    I am disappointed that due to chronic pain this will be my first meeting. What are these meetings like and should I bring anything other than just myself? Thank you! Aimee

    March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will attempt to come.

    February 25, 2013

  • Keith Y.

    The 2 of us will attend, Jean & Keith (old married couple!!)

    February 7, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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