Re: OK, Why am I such a whimp?

From: linda (
Sat Aug 29 14:03:48 2009

No apologize necessary. That's what we're here for!

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From: "IAS Admin (Tracy)" <> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <> Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2009 9:32 PM Subject: OK, Why am I such a whimp?

> nder: (Kristie)
> Subject: Re: OK, Why am I such a whimp?
> Donna Thanks.......
> I AM in pain managment. I have been in pain therapy for years.........
> Im just really down on myself for not being "as strong" as other's on
> here..
> I needed to hear your words...
> Thanks.
> Kristie
> At Mon, 24 Aug 2009, Donna wrote:
>>I think, at times people on groups such as ours want to come across as
>>strong in a misdirected desire to "help" other sufferers. This does
>>result in sufferers who are in active pain to feel as less than those
>>who are so "under control and without need of pain medication".
>>Let's try and be a little less self congratulatory and feel what
>>others need from us. It's not what you think, it's empathy and
>>understanding. There is a fine line between telling others what has
>>worked for us, and how well we are doing, to trying to understand
>>where others are and being with them right there.
>>Just my opinion......not in any way targeted at any individual.
>>Donna J

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