Chronic Pain Support in Group Sessions

Meeting others kids with arthritis can be a relief

Meeting others kids with arthritis can be a relief

I had an email from fellow rheumatology frequent flyer today. Rona has two daughters who attend the hydrotherapy sessions on Wednesday at the Arthritis Foundation.

She had seen first hand how valuable it is for people to meet others who are going through a similar experience.

“We had some new faces in our aqua class yesterday. One teenage girl who attended hadn’t ever met anyone else with a similar condition.

She broke down in the change room and said she was so relieved to talk with us. It made her feel normal again. She said she had been starting to think it was all in her head.

I think the group hydrotherapy classes are not only good for the body but they are good for the soul too.”

I think this is a really good example of how making the effort to talk to each other is worth it.

I have just posted some tea/coffee times and places on the home page of this website. You would be welcome to join us at any of these times whether your child is in hydrotherapy or not.

Maybe you would like to host a tea/coffee event for rheumatology parents in your area. I’d be happy to help you spread the word.

Photo courtesy of gwennypics at Flickr Creative Commons

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