Feb 15, 2009
I haven't written a journal in a while because of my pain and feeling so bad. I've been isolating kind of. However, I do like to talk to MedHelp people as a comfort and a way of reaching out. Something is bothering me about MedHelp and I thought maybe I would feel better if I get this out:
I don't know if this is just me or if it happens to anyone else. The people that I think are my *friends* sometimes just stop talking to me, or they don't want to talk to me any longer. Often I have so many good private conversations with a person who has similar health issues, then all of a sudden I don't hear anything from that person. I know they are still on MedHelp because it comes up in the sidebar thing that says *Your Friends activities.* There are a few who I believe may have left the forum, probably because they got better. I don't think people hang around here talking about medical issues when they get healthy.
In any case, this really makes me feel bad. I am a kind, very empathetic, supportive person. I try to reply to as many posts as I can, even if I don't really have an answer because I want people to feel like someone is listening and cares.
I am a member of another health forum, where I usually get an immediate response and a warm welcome. I'm not an overly-sensitive person either, but sometimes I don't know about this forum and maybe I should not post as often.