Since we all have "medical challenges" (some of us more seriously than others) I would like to let folks here know about a resource called caring bridge. It is a free, non-sectarian (not overtly religious for that matter) place where family and friends are kept updated on a loved one's medical condition.
A loved one could set one up for you to keep people updated on what's going on with you, or a loved one, medically and emotionally. Family and friends can share greetings and encouragement for the patient, share stories from the recent and distant past. It is another link between family and friends who are scattered around the globe, or who are in the next town.
The page to check out how this works, and/or to start a free web page for you or a loved one go to: http://www.caringbridge.org/
I think the best way to set it up is to have someone who is close to you, and know what's going on for you medically and/or emotionally to run the webpage so he/she can make the appropriate notifications should you become unable to post on Caring Bridge.
There are many of you here on DC, I have grown quite fond of, and would like to have some contact outside of DC. This would be ONE way to do that. I would ask you to please contact me via DC email and let me know if you or a loved one has set something up with Caring Bridge, and how I may access the Caring Bridge account about you.
May you continue to live a long, happy and complication free life.
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