helpetty Member Posts: 2
edited 6. Sep 2010, 15:03 in Say Hello Archive
Hello everyone, I have arthur and fibro so not too good really. Hoping to make some good friends here. As I'm sure you all know, these conditions can cause isolation as normal socialising can be a nightmare. I'm going to attend the local group (Newcastle) when I can - its an evening meeting which is a bad time for me but if I rest all day I may be able to do it. Enough for now - will chat tomorrow.
Bye Helen


  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello, helpetty, and welcome. We are a friendly lot and are mostly to be found on the LWA forum - that's where we post moans and rants and grumbles, all concerned with the day-to-day irritations and nuisances of arthritis. Chitchat is more lighthearted, so you will find people there too. Read the threads then jump in with your ideas, observations and experiences - new voices are alwys welcome! I hope you have a reasonable day today. DD (who is up to her armpits in water in soggy East Anglia)
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • trisher
    trisher Member Posts: 9,263
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Helen

    A warm welcome from me. The people on here are very nice. We try to support one another with advice and tips.

    As Daisy has said the LWA is where most questions are answerd about arthur. You may find yourself answering someone's question.

    We also have the CChat#Forum where we relax and have a laugh. Sometimes talking about arthur all the time can become depressing.

    There are always lots of threads on there. Y9ou might like to put your opinion so do not be afraid to do that.

    We have Val's cafe where you can have anything you like to eat or drink. The girls are very friendly. We do moan about arthur over a cuppa or we have a laugh.
    Call in and meet us in there.

    You will not have to feel so isolated any more as some of us feel the same.

    Love Trish xxx
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello Helen
    A very warm welcome from me, I have been on this forum around 8 months, and it is the best thing I ever did.
    Everyone are so supportive and friendly.
    I do hope to see you posting more very soon.
    Barbara x
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,640
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Helen

    Sounds like the fibro is realy wearing you out :(

    I do hope you get to the meet - it will do you good and you might make some new friends too.

    In the meantime I hope that us lot can support you online on the forums. Many of us have made very real friends here.

    Take care


    Toni xx
  • lululu
    lululu Member Posts: 486
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Helen nice to meet you. Welcome to the forum.

  • mummyb
    mummyb Member Posts: 1,231
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi, just wanted to add my warm wishes and to welcome you to the forum, I'm sure you wont regret joining, I know I haven't. Lots of advice, support and laughs to be had, look forward to seeing your posts. Love and hugs, Brenda :D:D
  • valval
    valval Member Posts: 14,911
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    hi welcome feel free to drop in on any topic we love to natter and hear each others opinions sorry you have arther though and it does make going out difficult val
  • tillytop
    tillytop Member Posts: 3,460
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello Helen and welcome from me too!

    So sorry that you are struggling with arthur AND fibro. You will find lots of understanding and support on here though and will be made very welcome.

    Look forward to seeing you around the forum.

    Love Tilly x
  • annie_mial
    annie_mial Member Posts: 5,614
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Welcome, Helen!

    I've got inflammatory arther - also query RA and I know where you are at!

    Do pop in to the other forums, lots of knowledge and advice if needed and most of all some giggles!