I’d never wish what I’ve been going through the past six and a half years on anyone, but one of the worst things about it was feeling really alone quite often. Without my family and blogging friends, I could never have survived. Yet there was still an element missing – I had no one to talk to who had gone through the same experience. Slowly over time, I’d receive an e-mail message about once a year, thanks to this blog or other things written on the topic or through mutual friends. Then I finally decided to go hunting for a pelvic pain e-mail group and I found one, the ‘happypelvis‘ list.
Slowly over the past couple of months, I’ve become acquainted with some of the people on the list and now I finally feel like I have one place I can always go where people know what it’s like to be in this kind of pain, day in, day out, for many years. While it’s sad that others share in this kind of pain, it’s really a relief to know without a doubt that I’m not really alone. I have also received more e-mail recently from people who have found this blog, and each person I’ve connected with and helped has made it worth the time I’ve put into writing on the topic, putting myself out there.
Now today I updated my website, gave it a fresh new look, adding a new logo, and I have updated my blogroll. I draw particular attention to this because many of my new friends have blogs also sharing their stories and I believe it is incredibly important to showcase those blogs so that anyone who visits mine can find as much additional information as possible. I also have other resources in my blogroll and other blogs by women going through rough times from other health and personal issues, but the bloggers who share in this journey of pelvic pain deserve special notice. It’s awful we all have to go through this, and most of us do not live near each other, but at least we can support one another online.