Contact Information:

Melanie ( Mimi)

Steph (Apples)

FMSupport Links:

Message Boards
Chat Room

Fibromyalgia Links:

Devin's Site
About FMS

Recommended Reading

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A Survivors Manual by: Devin Starlanyl

FMSupport is a Delphi community that is there for not only the women, men and children with Fibromyalgia and it's related illnesses but also for their loved ones. It is our hope that you will feel comfortable here with our many members. We have found that in bonding together we have built a place where all can come to when they need to be uplifted, encouraged, listened to, {{hugged}}, etc. Together we laugh, cry, vent, share, and love. There is nothing quit like having a friend that truly understands what you are dealing with. Please come meet our family here. We are sure you will feel right at home.

Our message boards:

You will notice there are several folders on our message boards. These are to help you in your search whether it be for information, urgent requests, fun and laughter, or spiritual sharing ( just to name a few) You are encouraged to join in on discussions on going, or/and to start a new topic. We do have members from many areas: Australia, England, Scotland, Canada and the USA to name just a few, so please respect the diversity of the group. The hostess and the co~host reserve the right to remove any post they feel would violate the guidelines listed below. If a post is removed, the poster would be e-mailed as to the reasoning. Thank you.

Our Chat Room:

The chat rooms will be moderated each evening from 8-9 EST. You will notice there are actually two rooms that are possible to be in. One is the FMSupport room, this is the general room and will be the one where the moderated chats take place. The room is always open, so even if its not during a scheduled chat please feel free to go in. Normally someone will notice you there and drop in for a visit. The other room, safe~n~sound is a private room, set up for only 2 chatters at a time. As we all know there are times when we really need to talk one on one with someone, thats the reason for the room being set up. Please feel free to use it at any time. The chat room rules are the same as on the boards. Please remember that the moderators are there to keep our community a safe haven. They do reserve the right to gag or kick a person out of the room if they are not respecting the following guidelines.

Chat and Message Board Guidelines:

Chat and Message Board Guidelines:

* No profanity. Our room is "G" rated. Please help us keep it that way as we do have people of all ages ( 13 - 89 ) that drop in.

* This is a solicitation free zone. Please do not try to sell your miracle cure here.

* Please remember we are support group, and while I will always encourage laughter and fun, we need to be aware when someone comes in looking for support or with questions.

* We are a very diverse group of people, coming from all walks of life and all beliefs. Please respect that. No preaching allowed.

* Be respectful of other participants. Harassment, judgemental remarks or personal attacks will not be tolerated.

* Please respect the confidentiality of all. What is said there in confidence should remain in confidence. It is what helps this to remain a safety zone for all who enter in.

Who Am I?

I am not who you think I am,
I am not who you percieve me to be.
You want the pre-Fibro me.
A me that can never again be.

I can't keep up with the old me;
She left a long time ago.
And although I am a great pretender.
I am not the one you used to know.

Come and meet the new me.
I laugh, I love, I cry.
My dreams have been replaced.
I've changed, but am still the same inside.

Can we meet someday on my level
I can show you the world according to me.
You may be surprised to find
A slower pace is not such a bad place to be.

And although I can't run, work, hike
play ball, be chauffer, sit through a movie..
You, my children, are still my pride and joys
And I love you with all that is me.

My friends, we have been through some tough times.
And you know I would do all for you.
But can't you see the pain I am feeling;
and understand I need you, too?

My family, you are so precious to me;
And have always been my biggest fans.
I need you to listen to me now;
and accept me for the me that I now am.

I love each and every one of you dearly;
And would spare you this pain if I could.
But it is time I started taking care of me.
The way I now know I really should.

And so I will leave you now
with a few words before I depart
And that is, that although I have changed
healthwise, I still love, laugh, cry I am still the same me in my heart.