Welcome to the group! I'm really glad some of our members cheered you up. I too am on Team Washington. In the SW. You will find our members in every state and around the world, I imagine. I'm sorry you have to deal with this DD at such a young age---I'm in the mom, grandma, great-grandma catagory myself but I've had it since my mid-20's. So, as Chutzie said, life does go on and it is definitly what we MAKE it. Believe me, some days are harder than others to get your good face on and your good attitude going., but it is not impossible to do.
Keep on keepin' on (KOKO) girl.