I have recently been unwell and experienced a fibromyalgia flare up which was so dreadful I was waiting to wake from the nightmare.
Three Paramedics at home administering gas, air and morphine. Trying to stop excruciating pain that I have never in my life experienced. They couldn’t help me enough.
I ended up in hospital for 8 hours receiving pain killing treatment and due to previous history they wanted more information, tests ecg, bloods, scans, stroke check & finally morphine.
The Consultant confirmed it was indeed a flare up and one of the worst he had seen for sometime, the Paramedic said the same.
I have been advised to slow down and pace myself, I was advised to rest.
On the way home, I saw a dandelion and made a wish …
So … you know me, the first thought was what can I do with my time, something constructive whilst I do rest.
I had a few ideas: one of which was to enter a competition which would elevate the Just Listening to You profile and maybe win some resources, the group was up against tough competition, but nothing will be gained by doing nothing.
This group was founded and funded by me, we provide essential support people in the community to anyone experiencing difficulties with their own or someone else’s mental health issues.
Just Listening to You entered the competition and thought that the facebook, twitter & instagram community would join in and in no time at all we would be rising to the top (well ish…)
I asked if every person could tweet a specific line daily (until the cut off date 23/9) on all the media outlets they use, so if they use three, that’s ten seconds each one, 30 seconds in total; or if you are slower, you could say 30 seconds for each one, 90 seconds, 1.5 minutes and so on.
To say I was disappointed with the lack of participation from you is an understatement.
As usual with anything I do, it was the same people supporting the group and my members, never anyone new, never anyone that I have met from the various networking groups.
I can only conclude that you can’t be bothered and when you meet me and tell me, “of course you have my support, of course I will help”, this is utter rubbish and just for show.
It does upset me; when you ask for help, I am one of the first people there to provide support and help if I am well.
I know you don’t give to receive, but a little generosity goes a long way.
This has to be the most negative blog I have published, but I need you to know how important your support and engagement is, and how upset I am.
Perhaps it is #TimetoChange?
Love Me x