I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you, who, in your own precious time, have replied to any questions I have asked and posted a response to any blogs i have posted. They have always been very helpful and often comforting in a time of need.
I joined here in May after dad had the 'devastating news' and if it wasn't for this forum I don't know where I would be. I remember once when I too was a target for 'trolls' on here and got really upset. I expressed this and the support I had was overwhelming. Like someone once said on here, these messages have no tone and can be taken in a number of ways. Maybe we need to think the best of a response rather then the worst? Easier said than done I know. For days after, I would often think what the 'troll' said and I could not believe that I, feisty old me, was getting so down about something a stranger had said. It just goes to show that when you are in a vulnerable position or just feeling a bit down, the slightest thing can cause the greatest upset.
So please everyone, lets remember the real reason why we are all here together.........we either have a lung condition or know someone who does and we come on here for support, comfort, have a laugh, be cheered up or just to have a good ole moan!
I am truly thankful to the BLF for this site and even more so for meeting all of you xxx
P.s. Dad said thankyou for all his birthday messages. (With a tear in his eye.)