I'm new

I'm new here.....not sure how this works...do we send friend requests, like on facebook? If so, feel free to send me friend requests. Looking to talk to and share and learn with other people suffering with Lupus and Fibromyalgia. I'm a single mom of two teenagers, and we live in Alaska.

Welcome to the site! I am relatively new to it as well, but I have found it to be such a wonderful network of people!
My sister-in-law and her family live in Alaska. Wasilla, I think?

Thanks for the welcome!

I live about a 6 1/2 to 7 hour drive from Wasilla.

Hi lupusmomof2,

If you click on member's profiles under their Avatar pic...you'll see where it says to invite them as a friend...plus reading member's profiles and what they've been diagnosed will also help you to find more friends.

Symptoms of Lupus and fibro are more or less identical but having the two together would be hard on you and any other member.

Love Terri xxx

Welcome sweety. I’m so glad u found us!

Hi! I am Cassie- I just found this website in the past week and for the first time since being diagnosed - I don't feel alone anymore! This site is filled with lots of great people who want to learn, share, and help each other. Look around, read others discussions or start your own. I have learned so much. When you read what websites say about lupus- they all say the same thing- this is the definition...blah, blah, blah....symptoms...blah,blah,blah. WebMD and Wikipedia-and doctors WHO THINK THY KNOW EVERYTHING...ya, they know who they are- well they need to come here. Because this is Lupus! Never once while reading about what GOOGLE had to say about Lupus was I like WOW ! YES! THAT'S ME! that is how I feel! But here, reading the stories of real people, I find myself feeling like I've come somewhere where everyone speaks the same language. FINALLY.

I am glad you found this place. Let me know if I can help in any way. (To be quit honest- I am slightly addicted-like a kid with a new toy-I actually raced home today from work to get on the computer...usually I just want to nap!)

Cassie (married, mom of 3 young children, full time lab supervisor)

Thank you everyone!!! You have all been so helpful and have mae me feel truly welcome.

Hi lupusmomof2 welcome....I pray that you find this site as friendly and as informative as I have. It is great to know that we are not alone in this. So welcome to the family.

It's lovely having you with us...as your such a lovely lady and so friendly and having member's like yourself is truly a lovely bonus to the site. xxx

lupusmomof2 said:

Thank you everyone!!! You have all been so helpful and have mae me feel truly welcome.