MS and Support Groups

I know I’m going to get a lot of flak for this, and if I change my mind ,you’ll be the first to know, for now my take is…don’t go!
It’s me, okay. I know already, I know, I have “sharing” issues. (Yeah right, MISS BLOGGER). My psychiatrist said to me just last week, “I’m going to get you hooked into the support group. I know you don’t want to. I see your ears going back but it could be good for you” (in a very Laverne and Shirley voice) She says “you think you’re in your own little MS purgatory, and you’re not!” I don’t like the image in my head. A bunch of people sitting around in a circle comparing complaints. Makes me think of a group called, “People Helping People”. Who is that, Boys to Men in wheelchairs? You don’t understand, I need a room full of professionals helping me!
You know what would really help, if everybody in the group ran marathons and had MS. That would be a kick ass group. Give me a group full of Super Heroes! That will keep me believing that anything is possible. How about that in a support group Doc?

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5 responses to “MS and Support Groups

  1. Que

    Interesting perspective, nonetheless. No flak from me…I concur.

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  2. But remember…support is a MUST!

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  3. Anonymous

    I love my support group. We have many informative speakers through out the year. Every once in a while we don’t have anyone. Even on those days I learn something.

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  4. Honestly, I wish I had a support group now. The isolation that I ALLOW to build up is pretty bad. The group I attended may just not have been a good fit for me. I would want/need something more “upbeat”. I’ve even (after this post) called the group listed as near me, a couple of times, with no return call,and just gave up.
    Thanks for reading this post and commenting. Because you’ve brought it back to my consciousness…I’ll try again.

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  5. I’m so glad to hear this, and honestly…since I wrote this post I’ve thought that I should try a group again. Having trouble finding one in my area. Phone calls not returned 😦
    I’ll try harder 🙂

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