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About FM Support - Ottawa West

FibroMyalgia Support - Ottawa West (FMSOW)was for many years the only "just support" group for people with FM in the Ottawa area.

  • When we started this support group in Kanata in the spring of 1995, we decided the focus would be on educating ourselves and others, and learning to live the best life that we can with FM, until a cure is found
  • "Fibromyalgia is not something we would ever choose to have, but if we have it, we must reach a point where we accept the condition as part of ourselves." - Mark J. Pellegrino, M.D., Inside Fibromyalgia, p.213

Meeting details

  • Next Meeting: Saturday, April 22, 2017, Details TBD
    RSVP to scb@fmsow.ca or 613-721-2082
    Last meeting was in January 2017
  • For patients, relatives, friends, caregivers or medical professionals
    We get together in a relaxing atmosphere and get to know each other, try to encourage ourselves and have fun. We understand each other, how fast or how slow our bodies can be.
  • To RSVP, either use the Meetup site (free to join, safe, keeps your email private) at www.meetup.com/FibromyalgiaSupportOttawa OR Email OR phone 613-721-2082.

Join our online FMSOW - FM Support group

To just be included on our mailing list (and to comply with Canada's new anti-spam legislation), we have prepared a form for you to either subscribe to, or unsubscribe from, our mailing list.
Please visit this page to do so.

After many years with YahooGroups, we've experienced some problems with messages, so I've moved our discussion / online support group to Meetup, at www.meetup.com/FibromyalgiaSupportOttawa - the old site is still there for archive purposes.

This is a "sharing and caring" list - everyone is welcome! I hope you'll join us!

Please be aware that "mailing lists" are a special way of communicating with a group of people all at once. Any message sent to the group is then sent out to all members on the list. What appear to be messages to "someone else" may actually contain information pertinent to you.

There is sometimes "chatter" and fun exchanged - this is a mechanism for dealing with this illness. For many people, finding the group means finding, for the first time, people who understand and accept them with this illness. That means so much to many of the members. :)

Note from Sheila: As part of our initiative of educating others, I was interviewed for articles in both Maclean's Magazine, and Chatelaine Magazine. Both writers found me through this web site. In addition, I appeared on CHRO/A Channel Breakfast at the NewRO, and on A-Channel at Noon, and was interviewed on radio, as well as being invited to speak to many groups.

Other groups: For information on other support groups, please see the Support Groups listings on our Links page


Fibromyalgia Support - Ottawa West (FMSOW)
1568 Merivale Road, Suite 304
Ottawa, Ontario K2G 5Y7
Tel: (613) 721-2082
Cell: (613) 720-0430
Fax: (613) 226-7451
Email Coordinator Sheila Brown at: SCB@fmsow.ca

This web site - www.fmsow.ca
formerly - http://fibromyalgia.ncf.ca

Privacy Policy: Fibromyalgia Support - Ottawa West works to ensure the accuracy, confidentiality and integrity of your personal information.
We do not sell, share, nor distribute your information in any way.
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