This is my 16,000th post written at Healing Well. I have been at HW since October of 2008. Every time in the past, when I would cross another thousand mark, I would always dedicate the milestone post to a particular person or cause. So far, all my dedications have been given in the Prostate Cancer group at HW.
However, I wish to dedicate this 16,000th post, to all the members here at the Chronic Pain Group & Community, as well as to all the good moderators here, and as always, to Peter, for founding such a wonderful support tool as is Healing Well truly deserves.
I have begun to become friends with most everyone here now over the past few months. You have made me feel welcome in every possible way. In the Prostate Cancer group, there aren’t many like myself that are dealing with constant and severe pain, but here, we are all of one accord. We live with pain every day, we fight our pain, we have our ups and downs, and all the struggles along the way. We may be here because of different medical reasons, but we share that common denominator, pain.
This is what ties our community here together. I have read some inspiring stories here and some horrific ones too, no one that is a member here has an easy ride, and we all have our own battles and our own demons to fight.
But here, there is true heartfelt concern and care for one another. And for some, there is nowhere else they can come to – and truly be understood and respected.
My hat is off to each and every member here at HW Chronic Pain, and to the moderators who keep the peace. For many of us, the pain will never be eliminated, but it can be controlled, so that we at least have some semblance of a normal life. Together, we are strong.
To all of us here, I hereby dedicate this 16,000th post. Peace be with you.
David in S.C.