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Finally a Fibro Support Group Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, March 27th from 7-9 PM. I just made my reservations and happily the airfare was actually reasonable. I am hoping snow will be a thing of the past and spring will be in the air at last.

At the meeting I want to talk about some natural pain relievers that are helpful for our type of pain . A lot of you talk about doing a natural approach to Fibro and wonder about pain control without narcotics etc. so I will go over a few of the best natural pain relievers and how they work to reduce central nervous system pain.

I will be offering two workshops this trip, Unique Healing Strategies for Fibromyalgia Recovery and Safe Stretching and Strengthening for People with Chronic Pain. The second class has become pretty popular out here but I have to limit attendance because I test everyone's muscle strength and balance during class then go over warm up exercises and basic correctives that will leave you feeling looser and more hopeful that you don't have to be so tight.

Hope to see as many of you as possible in March. Please remember I appreciate your donations to cover my rental costs for the meetup site and the room.

I am still looking for someone who would be willing to host these meetings when I am not there. My new travel schedule isn't determined yet but I expect I will be taking winter hiatuses yearly just to avoid snowstorms and days spent in airports which don't agree with me. You don't have to plan anything just be a greeter for new people and be there for the months that I cannot. Having monthly meetings is always the best just seeing if that could be a possibility.

See you all soon,

Betsy

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  • Cathy G.

    So sorry that I am unable to join you tonight . Through my back out . I gained so much from the last meeting. It tortures me both to miss all of the good info Betsy has and to miss the support of the group. Well, spring is coming ..there is hope in that !

    1 · March 27, 2014

    • Lynne

      Some new folks tonight. We missed you; but will see you next meeting. Take care.

      2 · March 27, 2014

    • Cherylann S.

      hi Cathy I hope you are doing okay. Hope to see you at the next meeting

      March 30, 2014

  • Marie

    Thank you for the meeting and demo, Betsy. Can that laser be used without the electric stim.? It was nice meeting everyone and very informative.

    March 30, 2014

  • Tiffany

    I really love these meetings. Do people here know of any other meetups or groups with such like minded attitudes?

    March 28, 2014

    • Lynne

      There's a meeting at St. E's in Boston. The resources are nothing like we have in Betsy, and one another; and I find our group to be more spirited, more positive, which is a big benefit! Frankly, I found the St. E's group depressing but it's also been a while since I attended. You could try it and see.

      1 · March 28, 2014

  • Cherylann S.

    this was a great informative meeting. Thank You Betsy for all your information. We are so lucky to have you.

    March 28, 2014

  • Debbi

    Hate to miss it but have too much going on with family issues. Hope to see you at the next meeting.

    March 27, 2014

    • Lynne

      Sorry you had to miss tonight; see you next time!

      March 27, 2014

  • Debbi

    a 'maybe' due to busy day but hopeful! :-)

    March 27, 2014

  • Lynne

    I lent out my Fibro book by Dr. Murphree at the meeting 3 months ago. I really need to get it back. Please bring it to the meeting or contact me for my address to mail it back if you are not attending the meeting tomorrow. Thank you.

    March 26, 2014

  • Lynne

    Betsy - I don't speak for others of course; but I am not in favor of this demo. Our group hasn't met in so long, it, and you, are such a great resource, the highest use of the little time we have together is most productive in helping one another.

    1 · March 2, 2014

    • Betsy T.

      I believe these patches are the same ones I've been talking about for years to the group. We have a large RSVP list and you are right this is "catch up" time for the group.

      March 7, 2014

    • Lynne

      Yeah, we never have enough time it seems without invited demos. Even you as group leader, offer demos 'after' our meeting if people want to stay. So to make exceptions for someone else isn't reasonable.

      March 7, 2014

  • Jodi

    I travel doing demo's for a natural pain relief patch. I do not sell them at meetings, I just show people how quickly they work, and explain how they can get them if desired. My family uses the product and I have personally patched people with fibromyalgia, neuropathy, arthritis, pre and post surgery pain and other chronic pain issues with great success. I would appreciate it if you would allow me to come and share my information with your group in March. My contact info is [masked] if you have further questions. Thank you for your time and consideration. Jodi Oberto/Andover, MA

    March 1, 2014

  • Debbi

    I may be able to help out with hosting a monthly meeting.

    February 5, 2014

    • Cherylann S.

      that would be great. I live in Woburn and have been looking around at the other groups that meet monthly. I really don't want to travel into Boston. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.I know there are many in the group that would really be interested in a monthly meeting

      February 5, 2014

  • Debbi

    Are the workshops part of or separate from the meeting? I'm interested in both workshops. Thanks!

    February 4, 2014

    • Betsy T.

      Workshops are separate and pay in advance on this website. I will post dates as soon as I confirm locations to rent space.

      1 · February 5, 2014

  • Marsha A.

    I'm interested in the workshops too.

    February 5, 2014

  • DonnamarieK

    Hi Betsy, Happy to hear you're coming our way, & to let you know I'm very interested in the workshops you plan on facilitating....Thank You!

    February 5, 2014

  • Carole I

    I am interested in both workshops too. When would they take place? I know your only here for short spans of times. Also, when are you looking for someone to help as a greeter or to fill in when your not here? I would be willing to help out.

    February 5, 2014

  • Kat B.

    Interested in the safe stretching workshop. Have started a beginner Tai Chi class. Everything flares me. Thanks Betsy !~~ Kat

    February 4, 2014

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