When we first were approached by HealthUnlocked to set up this community for people with PMR and GCA we were a bit sceptical. These aren't common illnesses so would it work? Were there people out there who would really be able to give and receive support 'virtually'? Now a few months in we are so pleased with how things are going. We just wanted to share with you that we get weekly emails from HealthUnlocked with a figure for how many people logged in in the week before. This last week saw 65 people logging in! That's great, because it means that for every one person who is posting, there are several more who are reading, and gaining information and support from hearing about other people's experiences. But how about some of you posting as well. No pressure, but the more people post, the more we can learn from one another.
Nadya is off on leave this week, having a couple of days at the Olympics, and Kate is off for a few days as well from Wednesday. We would like to thank Pats in particular for being a willing volunteer, helping to moderate the group and for being so generous with her time and attention. And also to Sue, who has thrown herself into this forum with great enthusiasm!
There are many others, too numerous to name, who have helped us all along by blogging and posting questions and answers. And many thanks to all of you for participating. We are learning so much from you!
Healing thoughts and warm wishes to all of you,
Nadya and Kate