Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News Editorials & Other Articles General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

WCGreen

(45,558 posts)
Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:14 AM Dec 2012

The worst part of being sick all the time is the stuff you miss....

I missed the last Leonard Cohen performance as well as the last Dave Brubeck concert. I had tickets to both but when the time came for the concert I was sitting in a hospital bed, watching clips on my laptop...

I have missed so much over the years that a lot of times it seems like I am in jail or somehow separated from the rest of society.

But I have to say this; I don't know what I would do without DU and the community we have all built by caring and showing compassion to so many people in need.

Sometimes I feel more attached to the people here than I do to my reality friends.

Just wanted to mention how important this place can be to those of us who can't always get out of the house.

16 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
The worst part of being sick all the time is the stuff you miss.... (Original Post) WCGreen Dec 2012 OP
I hope that this will change once you get your transplant... CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #1
Been there done it -- just this past election day rocktivity Dec 2012 #2
I know -- soooo disappointing. gateley Dec 2012 #3
May you soon be well enough to do at least some of the things you want to. Marie Marie Dec 2012 #4
It's kept me sane and connected... WCGreen Dec 2012 #5
Same thing here. And DU has been pretty good to me, but I'm more recent. freshwest Dec 2012 #8
I Can Relate grilled onions Dec 2012 #6
Well stated.... WCGreen Dec 2012 #7
+1 freshwest Dec 2012 #9
I know, partially, the feeling nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #10
WE WILL KICK ILLNESS ASS, WCGREEN Skittles Dec 2012 #11
You're never alone when you're Raine Dec 2012 #12
I hope you'll be able to make up for what you're missing malaise Dec 2012 #13
i agree shireen Dec 2012 #14
Your OP has touched me and I'm sure, hundreds of others, WCG... Surya Gayatri Dec 2012 #15
Everyone in our household thucythucy Dec 2012 #16

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,704 posts)
1. I hope that this will change once you get your transplant...
Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:17 AM
Dec 2012

I've had a few times, though not anywhere near as many as you, when I was housebound...

DU saved my life too.

Here's to better days!

rocktivity

(44,659 posts)
2. Been there done it -- just this past election day
Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:30 AM
Dec 2012

Hurricane Sandy forced me to take refuge in a fleabag motel with marginally functional Wifi. Instead of snarking my way through the evening at a keyboard, I had to settle for refreshing the DU Latest News page and texting on my marginally functional cell phone. If it hadn't been for all the long faces on Fox News, I think I would have cried for missing DU!


rocktivity

gateley

(62,683 posts)
3. I know -- soooo disappointing.
Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:34 AM
Dec 2012


But know with your friends on DU, you'll never really be alone.

Hoping you will be able to go anywhere your heart desires any time you want -- soon!

Marie Marie

(9,999 posts)
4. May you soon be well enough to do at least some of the things you want to.
Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:40 AM
Dec 2012

In the mean time, I hope you can find some solace in hanging out here with your DU friends.

WCGreen

(45,558 posts)
5. It's kept me sane and connected...
Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:45 AM
Dec 2012

Over the years my reality based friends have slipped away. Don't blame them. But DU is always there for me...

grilled onions

(1,957 posts)
6. I Can Relate
Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:35 AM
Dec 2012

It does seem that life is passing you by. I am on a two year period where I am home bound except for medical appts. If it wasn't for the internet I would feel like I am living on a deserted planet. If it wasn't for DU I would not have any idea of what is going on politically,especially issues like Medicare,S.S etc where I am one of those horrible "lazy entitled" people. But DU has also brought a smile through beautiful photos that others have found or taken pictures of. They have melted my heart more than once with doggie related anything(my health does not allow me to have a fur baby right now) as well as anything else in the animal kingdom. I also feel better knowing there are people out there helping the homeless,the hungry and speaking for many of us with health issues who can't always voice an opinion from time to time. I may not have money but the wealth of facts and daily "visits" I get from DU helps me realize I am not alone. In sickness and in health we are one trying to do battle with those who feel if you are not healthy,wealthy or well connected please leave the planet! WC my thoughts are with you.

 

nadinbrzezinski

(154,021 posts)
10. I know, partially, the feeling
Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:47 AM
Dec 2012

Every so often my knee has issues (confession time, I will need a knee replacement one of these days). So there are times I can barely walk across the room.

So I am thankful when I can go cover the stuff I cover in the field, even if I know I will pay for it tomorrow.

I know that this place can be at times invaluable.

And we love you too.

Raine

(30,565 posts)
12. You're never alone when you're
Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:50 AM
Dec 2012

a part of DU. We fuss and feud and fight here like a family but we are there for each other when needed. Two years ago I lost the love of my life when he died suddenly at age 54, I was devastated. I received so much support from DUers when I replied about my loss in someone else's post. I can never express how much it meant, I'll never forget it.

shireen

(8,333 posts)
14. i agree
Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:57 AM
Dec 2012

I've been there too. My online friends have seen me through some very difficult times in my illnesses, things I've never told my reality friends and family about.

 

Surya Gayatri

(15,445 posts)
15. Your OP has touched me and I'm sure, hundreds of others, WCG...
Thu Dec 13, 2012, 08:18 AM
Dec 2012

So sorry about your bad health and shut-in life. I've read that you're waiting for a lung transplant.

Let's hope and pray that the surgery improves your quality of life and gives you the autonomy you deserve.

thucythucy

(8,337 posts)
16. Everyone in our household
Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:21 PM
Dec 2012

is sending you best wishes for the New Year.

Hang in there, friend. You're important to us too!

Latest Discussions»General Discussion»The worst part of being s...