If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. What is working well in your community, healthcare, blogs, social media, or your work in particular? What do you like about it?
As I said yesterday, I have really only just found my way into this world.
What is best about it is that the online support network has become my primary support network. Lupus Australia used to have drop in mornings where lupies just got together. Circumstances have meant these have not been happening for some time. Before they stopped, I stopped going anyway - because when I was sick, it was just too far to drive every week.
I don't have to go anywhere to write my blog. I don't have to go anywhere to read other people's blogs. I don't have to go anywhere to check who's on twitter. I don't even have to get out of bed if I'm not feeling well enough.
As long as I have my computer and internet connection, I have a support group on hand at any time.
This is what makes the lupus internet community amazing. Everyone is in it to support each other. Everyone knows what the Bad Days are like. Everyone knows how exciting it is to have good days.
People I've never met put encouraging comments on my blog posts, or share what is going on for them - I do the same on their blog posts. We understand each other.
This post was written as part of NHBPM – 30 health posts in 30 days: http://bit.ly/vU0g9J