I was diagnosed 5 months ago, today. I immediately began searching on the internet for information & support groups. This website has truly been a blessing for me, in more ways than one. I met a friend, Ann, on this site. She lives in the U.K. We started chatting on Facebook & then on the phone. She answered my questions & calmed my fears, concerning PBC. She & her husband recently flew over to the U.S. to spend their holiday with my husband & I. We were both excited & nervous. Everything went extremely well, & we had a wonderful time together. I feel as if i have known her for years & she has become a dear friend, & source of strength for me. We plan to spend our vacation with them, next year, in the U.K. It's true, that every cloud has a silver lining. afterall!