I am a very old timer here who hasn't been around much of late due to some serious health matters - both UC and non-UC related. I am in a nursing home still from March and scheduled to go home October 1. I have had my share of hospitals, doctors and the like and miss my home and wife terribly.
I also have a great deal of affection for this support group and forum. I love the exchanges of ideas and the communal spirit you can gain from this group of beloved.
I haven't responded to many posts lately, but this one made me a bit sad. Not because of anyone's individual post - not at all in fact. But it is the spirit of the thread that made me sad. Instead of being uplifting - I was brought down by a spirit of negativism vs. optimism. We need to offer hope, even in the bowels of despair - no pun intented.
Again, I am not speaking to anyone, or their remission strategy, alternative or conventional or both.
But could we offer up hope, support, lifting, joy, compassion, empathy and love. At least for me, that's why I am here - and back after six months of illness.
Does anyone else feel this way? Or am I just being, or bringing emotions that evoke the joy we need - even when we are at our sickest moments.
With love and respect to all here,