Thursday, August 15, 2013

Social Media and Chronic Pain

For a woman with chronic pain, who wishes to be involved in the greater pain community (like me), social media is a great tool. I've been a little slow to adopt these tools, probably because of my age, but I'm so glad that I did.

Between Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, BlogHer and Blogger I've been able to connect with so many amazing people. On some level I'm comforted just by knowing that there are other people out there going through the same things I am. Mostly, I just love the sense of community and all the support. I love learning about the different ways people handle and manage their symptoms. I find myself continually inspired by their stories and their courage in facing the immense challenges of chronic pain. 

Reaching out and connecting with others from around the world from the comfort of my couch wouldn't be possible without all these social media outlets. Today, only a few short years since dipping my toes into the world of social media, I can't imagine my life without it. Now if I can only manage to keep up with the latest and greatest changes. 


  1. Agree completely.....It was only online by reading blogs and finding other online support groups that I was actually able to connect with people who suffer like me and now I do not feel so isolated. I am so much more comforted to know so many others are going through experiences I have and knowing exactly how I feel about "how people around me perceive my feelings and reactions!"

    1. So glad you have found social media so helpful as well.

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