Thanks for your input...I've thought about joining a support group at the hospital, I'm sure if I asked someone there they could point me in the right direction, but my problem mostly lies in motivating myself to get out of the house. I guess I could try the online support...do you know any sites?
What kind of on-line support are you looking for? This forum -- and there are tons of others -- are one form of on-line support. The support group at your hospital -- is that sponsored by the MS society in your community? They often have group meetings, educational sessions, and social activities you can participate in.
I've had MS for 23 years, now....and while I've lost some friends because of it, and have had to greatly curtail my activities, I've made a conscious effort to find other things to do with my time and interests. For example, I used to weave. When my legs became too weak for me to manage a loom anymore, I turned to creating dollhouses (my hands and arms still work). I just bought another one the other day.
And I have a whole host of internet connections -- people that I "know" through the internet. It's not the same as face-to-face friendships, to be sure....but we spend a lot of time e-mailing each other, and sometimes telephoning each other, too.
People do leave when someone they care about gets a chronic illness. But sometimes we drive people away, too, if we're negative, or always talking about our illness, or expecting them to "take care of us because we're sick". I've learned to keep my mouth shut and just get on with my life...and folks have come back that left, earlier.
I hope you find some new connections.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....