After all is said and done, sometimes what we need is to reach out to others, whether friends, associates, or friends of friends.
All of the large social networks have “groups”, where people with a common interest can find each other and communicate on that specific interest. Facebook alone has thousands of groups, many devoted to healthcare (e.g. a diabetes group, a cancer group). Actually, hundreds of diabetes groups, hundreds of cancer groups.
One of your most powerful steps towards increased independence may be finding and associating with people who share your same interests, concerns and challenges. We encourage you to explore: