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For what it is worth here is my opinion.
Sometimes our posts are serious and sometimes flippant or frivolous, but through them all runs a common thread.
We are all different ages and from different walks of life and different parts of the country and yet we share a common bond and, it seems, a similar sense of humour and approach to the condition we share. If we did not laugh at ourselves we would probably cry.
Unfortunately we are not lucky enough to be able to share a lot of information regarding treatments and medications because, quite simply, we don't have them. We control our condition by adjusting our lifestyle acordingly.
However, sharing our experiences and comparing our lifestyles and how we manage the condition is part of our coping mechanism. One very important coping mechanism for myself is this sense of sharing and belonging with like minded people in the same situation.
Humour is essential and it lifts up our spirits when they can be quite low.
I would just like to say to the moderators, thank you for this forum, it means a lot to all of us. Yes, we can be silly and seem flippant, but that is as important to us as treatments and medications are to members on some of the other forums.
If we did not let our hair down and laugh together sometimes, the day could drag interminably and be very wearisome. Socially some of us are very isolated and what we share on this forum constitutes our only social life.
Thank you for allowing us to give each other a lift.
And, as Forrest Gump once said, that's all I've got to say about that.
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