You make a very good point. I do believe there is a differance between people with a
negative attitude and those diagnosed with depression. I too have family members who
suffer from depression. Because I don't suffer from depression, I cannot say what it like.
I know what it is like to be a negative person, I was one for many years before any of my
illnesses. I turned my negatives into positives in my early 20's. I am now 57.
We all know dealing with our illnesses isn't easy, that is why we are all here on this
forum, to get support, share ideas and help eachother. We are all individuals who
have differant needs.
I know we cannot change anyone, a person must change themselves. I have said many
times on this forum, A positive attitude goes a long way in coping with your illness. I
never thought that this sentance would be so offensive. My other catch phrase
Attitude is everything!, came from my own personal experiance, it was never meant to
be an attack. For those who I offended ,I am sorry.
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Pseudothrombocytopenia, biopsy shows a Scleroderma variant
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