Have you ever tried social networking sites? I started out with a lupus support group when I first got sick. It took me 2 months to write my first post. I tentatively wrote with a question of which I had a million. I got a lot of responses and immediately forgot about the site. I was sick. I was scared. I was completely overwhelmed. One night I was in incredible pain and I wrote asking for some moral support. The response I received was overwhelming. Somehow I had found the place that would ultimately save my life and my sanity. I made “friends” with dozens of wonderful women from here to the East Coast to the Netherlands to Australia and Ireland too. I learned so much from these women. I learned to be my own advocate when it came to dealing with doctors, how to do research from reputable sites, how to speak up for myself. I lost my best friend when I got sick and I found so many new ones in cyberspace. A few of these women I consider to be my ‘best friends’ and we’ve never met in person. The power of social networking is unbelievable.