Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Missing my friends
Back in the old days - before blogs, twitter, google, facebook, and email - people could fade into the distance or fall off the face of the earth. We wondered what happened. Closure seemed as impossible as continuing the friendship. The old days had some good points, but modern times have so many advantages. Recently I left a place of employment, and I had "met" so many wonderful people along the way. These individuals either had or loved someone with trigeminal neuralgia, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, or other types of face pain.
I miss these wonderful people.
One of the marvelous things about computers is that we can get so much accomplished without speaking. I'm having a very difficult time speaking these days, but I would still like to voice my care for people with face pain.
Most of us have been to a point where we know we could no longer continue, where we had to step back and take care of ourselves. I am there now, but I miss you.
Claire Patterson, the founder of the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association, says that only the nicest people get face pain. Claire speaks the truth. I will always be grateful to her for raising a banner to fight face pain and to help those who have it.
So this is just one more blog that will let googlers and other Internet users know that they aren't alone. Don't give up. Hold onto hope.
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