Saturday, April 28, 2007

~ Why I read journals ~

.....Just to let you know, nothing in this journal's entry is toward anyone in specific, I use it to write my feelings, and about my illnesess,and in hopes it might help someone else as I do. And if you might take an entry wrong and feel that it is about you, I'm sorry but It isn't, it just may seem to coincide with your own life. May God bless you!......



Originally, I started my journal for me. To help me to cope with all the medical things that were happening to and with me. I had journaled on paper for years! Thankfully, aol came up with the on line journal. I could type. I was having problems with writing. It made it so much easier for me. I had a passion in me to want to help others that were "like" me. I went to search for groups. They were of no help, and were often rude and offensive. I moved on and continued to write. With my passion to write....nothing was going to stop me in my mission to get my words out to others. Since I knew what I had went through with trying to look for answers and friends in theses groups and no one were at all willing to be nice enough to help. That fueld me!

I continued to write about what I was going through. It didn't matter to me if I was having a good day or a bad day, I wanted to let everyone know the truth! And why not? I couldn't find the truth in any of my searches then. Even though I wasn't getting any comments, I didn't care. What did I know about comments at that time!? I had one thing on my mind and a mission!
On my searches, I ran across a few other journals. I found someone that had fibromyalgia too! Wow! I started reading daily. I seen how closely are illnesses were alike. We became friends and still are to this day! :o)
Through that journal, I found others. I would read them daily as well. I was learning more and more about Fibromyalgia and how others were coping and about their treatments! This was great! They were nice too! :o)

These people were doing the same thing as I was! Just telling it like it was! :o) And I loved it! So, I started commenting. Then I was getting comments! Then emails! They actually made me cry! Because then I knew I must have been doing something right. I was getting emails from people thanking me! Me? They thanked me for writing how I felt and what I was going through. I am a person that would rather help someone then to hurt them. Because I'd been there already and knew how it'd felt.
From then on, I read more journals. Journals about life in general, journals with rants. And we all know, we all need to rant! lol Got to let it out! :o) But, it didn't matter. :o) I did however, find my nich! :o) I now have my own little circle of journals that I do read on a regular basis! :o) When I get new readers that do leave their links, I do visit their journals as well. :o)

There are so many friends that I have meant through my journal! :o) And I wouldn't trade them for the world! :o) There have been some, of course, that we all go through, that we have to learn to just block out of our journals for certain reasons. And I find that sad. But we all keep moving on! :o)
You have you laugh...you have to smile...and you have to have friends in life! :o) Thats the best! :o)
I know I haven't been writing much at all lately. Just throwing in a few jokes and things! ;o) I have my reasons! :o) And in return, I hope my little "funnies" do make you laugh...! :o)
Hugs to all my readers, lurkers, and even haters! :o) {{{{}}}}

And when I do say thank you for all of your comments and emails....Please know....I REALLY DO MEAN IT!  Because they all do really keep me going! :o) So...Thank you! :o)



19 comments:

psychfun said...

I love the Helen Keller quote...had to snag it.

astoriasand said...

I love coming to your journal even though I am only new.I think you should write how you feel of course it helps, it helps anyone "A problem shared is a problem halved" I always say and yes it's good to meet people who are straight and don't go around corners and speak out.I love the laughs you have given me along the way .Some days I have realy needed them laughs and I thank you.Keep up this lovely journal you should be proud of it .It is so colourful and lovely graphics too which cheer people.Thankyou for taking time out to comment in my journal too for someone who suffers lots of pain yet can take this time out to do this, I feel that is so kind indeed.I pray your pain will get less each passing day.God Is Good.Take Care God Bless. Have a lovely week/end.Hugs Kath
Astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

nightmaremom said...

love this entry..... love your journal... love to visit because I care.
hugs
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kamdghwmw said...

Hey Lisa, I was just like you. I started my journal right before my husband had two back to heart attacks. I kept writing and no one commented. Then one day people just started commenting and I would go check out their journal. I have found that be telling the reality of my life that other people do feel normal, because they are going through the same thing! Who Knew
Kelli
http://journals.aol.com/kamdghwmw/noonmom

my78novata said...

Im for one am glad you decided to journal!!!!!!!!!

pharmolo said...

I enjoy reading your journal, Lisa, even if I don't always comment. Keep going!

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lisa41076 said...

Lisa, I always enjoy reading your journal, Hugs Lisa

helmswondermom said...

Here is a link to my entry about why I read my favorite journals.
Lori
http://journals.aol.com/helmswondermom/DustyPages/entries/2007/04/28/my-feelings-about-j-land/1917

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xxroxymamaxx said...

That's sweet Lisa.  I love this entry.  May God bless you too.  Love ya, Shelly

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gehi6 said...

I have been going around and reading all the entries of people who decided to write on this topic--as I often think about the give and take of journaling, how eventually you do become attached to journals you read, and find yourself putting them on an inner schedule that decrees when you will return.  I have returned to your journal again and again for the very reasons you state that you started to journal, because you have had a mission and you have offered a lot of info. and a lot of experience in dealing with some pretty bad chronic pain.  Then to get the diagnosis of MS, that just topped everything, but you have been remarkably strong in accepting it.  It seemed like you went through a lot of adjustment before you even could put a name to it, and now you seem more at peace because it is a certain group of symptoms and pain, and you read and know what to expect and ways you can help yourself as well as others.  So you are accomplishing your mission every day that you write. I knew that if you continued to dig deep enough your writing would take life, and it would be some kind of miracle in and of its self.  Because you do what the best writers do, the most inspiring, you work at it!  Gerry

queeniemart said...

You are such a doll.....i love your journal and you!
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valphish said...

Hi sweetheart=).  I'm pretty sure I have commented here before.  I'm Val.  I have a few chronic illnesses myself.  I understand about why you write.  I never like the online ilness groups myself.  The majority of the people in them don't have the right attitude for getting well.  I also like to help others with my illnesses.  It's a passion.  I have fibromyalgia, too.  I have a severe case where I need a large dose of narcotics.  I get judged alot for this and it's sad.  Hey, can I snag some of your graphics in your sidebar?  I like a couple/few of them.  Thanks!  Hugs and I'll return!  Love, Val xox
http://journals.aol.com/valphish/ThereisaSeason

katie39041 said...

what a lovely entry and i agree with everything you said. You do get your own circle of friends  and i am proud that yoy are one of them. You have helped me although the UK is years behind the states  with people suffering with CF/FMS. i thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will say this though i hope you get back to writing soon.
love and hugs
Katie

jmoqueen said...

What a good entry ~ it's interesting to find out why others write their journal :-)

Jenny