Hello all. I just wanted to wish you all well in your recovery journeys and bid farewell.
I have been a member of this incredible forum for just over 2 years and read with interest at how amazing you are at managing this dreadful illness. The impact it has on our lives is huge and whilst everyone’s journeys are not identical there are many similarities. I have spoken from my own experience when contributing and hope that has been helpful to some of you.
I find myself at a point where my D is doing incredibly well in remission from AN, eating normally and doing ‘normal’ things and I hope that those of you still in the position I was in not too long ago understand I now need some normality back. I will continue to offer support publically in my local area of Yorkshire but will step back from contributing in the forum regularly. I will pop back occasionally however I have a new job and positive upcoming opportunities which I want to focus on.
I found that sometimes communicating with others across the world has been so beneficial but also has it’s obstacles in that others may not take input as has been intended...perhaps due to communication breakdown over the written word. I have always tried to be compassionate and caring in responses but sometimes people don’t always accept it as intended and I have no control over that. I do have control over what I think and what I do though.
For those new to the forum please know it’s been a lifesaver for us and I will continue to signpost people in need here.
Please remember that if you have an issue with anything that someone else says by all means take it up with them privately but not publically in posts. No one on here intends to criticise others in posts but unfortunately when emotions are running high people can be unintentionally offended.
Love to all and I will continue to contribute financially in lieu of Xmas cards in the form of a donation, as this service is so vital.
If anyone wants to contact me privately via email about any queries relating to my posts, as they have done in the past, I have no problem with that whatsoever. It would be lovely to hear from you!!
All the best......keep swimming 😊