I received a facebook today from a ole friend who is going through a hard time with some Gastro issues. He is having a super rough time and there is nothing I can understand more. He said that I somehow made being sick with all these Gastro issues "look cool." I almost cried, sadly that is one of the nicest things anyone has ever said to me. While my goal was most certainly not to be "cool" by starting this blog, it has helped me in ways I never thought possible. When people used tell me that writing was like their "therapy" I wanted to yule. But, as it turns out, it actually is. And it is much less expensive than my therapist.
I guess I just wanted to give a shout out to all of us (and there are many) who deal with chronic pain. My friend said that he was happy I was writing about it because he was embarrassed of his issues and basically was in hiding. Nothing is worse than being in pain and not being able to let people know. Not that I would really know because EVERYONE knows around me, but I could imagine.