I too at times feel that I have nothing constructive to add to the forum because it may be either construed as negative or depressing. There are many times that I do not post things I would like to simply because it may be a downer to other members. That is my choice. I did notice a darker, more beligerent tone on the forum for a bit, but it was quickly snuffed out, almost as though difference of opinion is not allowed. I know the saying, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." However, I feel that a healthy dose of opposite few points can expand horizons and at times help us see our way differently. It can open avenues that we may never have known existed, and also provide a much needed outlet of adult conversation to a group of people that can become very reclusive if given the chance..
That being said, I haven't read all the posts. I am glad to hear that you are home from the hospital and that it wasn't a heart attack. Also, being a newer member, you and all the other people here at HW that I know or don't know yet are valuable assets to a great resource. Thank you for beginning this thread, because now some of us whose needs were not being met as well may have the chance to now have those needs met.
Have a good day with low pain!