I have been thinking today about how pain and bad health has affected my life. I no longer work full time as not well enough I thought I had amazing friends at work. I soon found out work friends was a bit optimistic and maybe colleagues was a more realistic way of viewing them.
I now do not hear off any of them on a regular basis, one comments on my fb that is it. I invested a lot of time socially, on nights out I was the joker.
I had another l person who I was a close friend with for over seven years going out a couple of times a week, or for coffee.
Alas once party me became poorly me she slowly found a new drinking buddy. Someone who could/does do all the things I no longer can. I write this for anyone who has experience of this !? I want to say what I have learnt that is a true friend is there regardless. A true friend does not doubt your pain is life limiting or doubt the effect it has on every part of our life's.
Wealth for me isn't £££ in the bank our asset's are the people who are there for us when at our worst. People who help us have better days give us space for our pain management. People who are willing to stick around for the few good days I get.
I hope you all have friends because a real friend to me is worth more than 30 drinking buddies. It really is quality rather than quantity.