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Art related to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) (both names are used) and/or Fibromyalgia (FM). Also art related to the other Invisible Illnesses, and living with a chronic health condition.

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This week is international ME/CFS awareness week. So tell all your friends and educate the general population about ME/CFS!! Tell your story, share it round! Spread awareness, www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDttA7…

I have told my story: kestya.deviantart.com/journal/… What about you?
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OcarinaLink24 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Hey, I have some ideas to keep the group alive and growing if you want some, we could really use some more folders especially...^^"
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Ana--Thema Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Thank you for accepting me :)
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LivingWithEDS Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can we affiliate? [link] :)
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Fezdani Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
I would like to make some friends with FM and/or arthritis as my "normal" friends actually have become very few nowadays. I think they considered me a downer because of my chronic lack of funds and energy. :(
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obsidiantears83 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Sure :) I am not on dA much any more (not enough spoons to spread around *sigh*) But if you have twitter you can add me there? [link]
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Fezdani Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Thanks a lot, I don't have twitter though, same reason.
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obsidiantears83 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
I can give you my email if you want. That way if you ever need to chat, you will have someone to ramble/rant to. I don't always have enough spoons to reply to email, but I can try :) Just send me a note if you are interested and I will give it to you. I couldn't have dealt with all of this sh*t if it wasn't for a network of sufferers around me. I also suggest joining a few different forums around the web (cfsandfmshelp.proboards.com is run by one of our members) and if you have the spoons, a local support group so you have lots of people to talk to. You may not make any new best friends, but you will find a lot of support. They have had to deal with all the same symptoms and issues as you have, and we have all lost friends because of our health. You may have to shop around until you find one you are comfortable with, but I really recommend it :D The interwebs got me through so many bad times when my health was at it's worse, just because the new friends I met understood.


If you want to become a pen pal with me, send me a note, and I will give you my email :)
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BS-designs Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Hi Sara!
I must tell you that you are not alone in having lost friends, as horrid as it is! There are people out there who just don't understand why you can't walk around shopping all day, but there are ones who totally understand :) just like the people you will meet in this group!

I have lost a lot of friends (I have a heart condition, FM, ME/CFS and a lot more to list) being 17 and not at school, I have found many great friends here on deviantART, from all over the world!

Even if you only ever have a small selection of friends, and if they genuinely love and care for you, you are better off with this selection than the ones who do not understand you :) :huggle:

Take care fellow Etsy shop owner!!
~Sarah V
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Fezdani Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Thanks so much!
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Fezdani Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Thank you, for making this group. :)
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