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Hello everyone I have finally taken the plunge and decided to join NRAS and the community. I was diagnosed with RA & Fibromyalgia in October 2011 whilst undergoing chemotherapy treatment for Breast Cancer. Life is a struggle with my mobility issues but I continue to smile and remain as possible as I can but I must admit to be short tempered at times and having days when I cannot get myself up and need a day of rest in bed and I won't feel guilty for it! So glad to be here with you all and hope that I can offer support and advice as well as a few laughs a long the way :)

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Junebee profile image

Welcome you are now among friends they have been my lifeline in both good and bad times

Gnarli profile image

Hi and welcome to the gang you never wanted to join. This forum has been a lifeline for me, jam packed full of lovely, informed, compassionate people who know what it's like and happy to share a giggle or two. Hugs


Doughnut61 profile image

Welcome x everyone is wonderful on here and full of knowledge x

Kai-- profile image


To bring you a warm welcome 👋 & a smile ☺️, Madfordogs:


Leaping out of bed to start the day giphy.com/gifs/5UhCm0GMKOAU... & enjoy a bit of morning exercise giphy.com/gifs/Fv4WMcVSsnjt... & a bit of a nosh giphy.com/gifs/XcGaHMSrZT3Y... .

Then off to mingle 'n play giphy.com/gifs/NAxUstkvBFic... .


Winding down giphy.com/gifs/xQrlUXZkcH6y... then bath time giphy.com/gifs/ctLgi3Ak8s9W... .


A goodnight kiss giphy.com/gifs/xuoynj9Yfc6l... & off to bed giphy.com/gifs/3SkcC5Xkbf3o... to snooze giphy.com/gifs/znfB6huf09i7...


Dreaming giphy.com/gifs/XLI9wRul20wc... what fun giphy.com/gifs/YbgwD2YlfMOe... tommorrow giphy.com/gifs/XWhKJSN4Qm5Y... will bring giphy.com/gifs/F2SSkskdfQEb... . . .


😌 🙏 🍀 🌺 🌞



Addendum: Just saw Stalbridge Cancer And Recovery Support (SCARS) ( scarscancersupport.co.uk/ ), Madfordogs. 👍👍 [Merely idea 💡 if SCARS is interested, an online community/ forum can be created ( healthunlocked.com/start ) under HU (HealthUnlocked) umbrella ☂ . . . .🤔💭 [Could be pretty nifty way for members to communicate & keep in touch in a ‘forum format’ if they wished?! 😃👍👍 (Merely idea. 😌 ) Gawd bless you 😇 for the work you do, Madfordogs. 😌 🙏 👼 Much, much appreciated. 🙏 ) Aside: There’s also a Fibromyalgia forum ( healthunlocked.com/fibromya... ) with some lovely, supportive folks as well. 👍👍


SnooW profile image

Hello, I'm quite new here too but finding some interesting topics and good advice!

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Welcome SnooW!

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Mmrr profile image

I'm new too , but already have received lots of good advice.

in reply to Mmrr

And welcome to you too Mmrr. We are glad to have you!

Eiram50 profile image

Welcome madfordogs

Happy to have you with us x

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Matalow profile image

Welcome there are lots of people on this site that are also mad for dogs🐕🐕🐕.

Regards Mike

in reply to Matalow

And many of us are mad for cats too! ha ha

Mmrr profile image
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Mad for cats and dogs !

SnooW profile image
SnooW in reply to Mmrr

That's me! Lol! Siamese and cocker spaniels! What a mad mix!

Loura profile image

Welcome. I only joined recently and have received many positive and informed info. Have a good day. X

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Welcome Loura!

stbernhard profile image

Hello Madfordogs, welcome to this site. You sound very positive. Keep in touch. I'm looking forward to your next post. All the best.

Hi Madfordogs - Welcome to the forum that you never wanted to join, but that you will find helpful nonetheless. Feel free to have a whine and a day in bed if it makes you feel better. We won't mind, and in fact will probably join you.. =)

ABwn profile image

Hi Madfordogs - I am very new as well and am finding the forum very interesting and helpful.

Keep smiling and welcome.

Magymay profile image

Hi you've certainly been through the mill as they say,I admire your courage and just remember when buoy have a bad day there's always someone here to lean on ,good luck with everything 😁

JayneN profile image

Welcome to such an amazing site with people who know exactly how you feel and can relate to you as we're all in the same boat . It's great to have such a support network and know your not alone or judged by anyone ......

summer32 profile image

Welcome to this great site

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