It gives me a resource for finding others' experiences with whatever I'm confronting on my CLL/SLL journey, and to share mine to help them.
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It has helped me when I needed it.
you have certainly helped me,there is not one day that I do not have dark thoughts about ending it all as sometimes even when my family are around me I still feel alone.reading about other peoples problems and situations brings me down to earth and I often cry openly when I read about other readers struggles.my only bad experience with health unlocked was when you allowed someone to write about CFS saying that there was no such thing and even tried to play down the problems that I had with having guillane barre syndrome.maybe I was too sensitive at the time as it took me a long time for me to feel comfortable in responding to some of the members heart breaking stories.
I too am not lonely or isolated, but then I am not particularly gregarious. I feel so fortunate ( guilty even! ) when I read about some people's problems. A granddaughter 'lives' with me, although she is away at university most of the time. My ex husband lives a couple of miles away but we are still on good terms. He mows my grass! I have two delightful cats.
Healthwise I am fine(ish) but keep taking the tablets for various things! And resemble the hunchback of Notre Dame as osteoporosis wreaks its usual deformities. Garden is a bit of a jungle! (understatement of the year!)
I gave up driving a few years ago as I felt not quite as 'aware' as I used to be.
I do hope that those of you who find life's problems overwhelming can find some respite.
some of us are not lucky enough to have the warmth of a comforting touch by somebody who really understands, and I have found the sentiments and experiences written herein by turn uplifting, moving, encouraging, helpful, affirming. even when sad, that also touches and speaks from a person's humanity, so it unites too. I find a genuine thought, honestly expressed, reaches out. heart speaks unto heart. open your heart. good luck.