Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself

(Ghandi)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Awards

Thank you, Anonymous Drifter, for this friendship award

And thanks to Just Be Real for this cute award
I first starting blogging a couple of years ago, when I started planning to have weight loss surgery. At the time, there were very few blogs by people who'd had the type of surgery I chose, and I knew I could provide info and support as well as keeping a record for myself. It's been a great experience, and a number of people have emailed me through that blog and have pursued surgery for themselves. The WLS community is quite supportive, and I am still happy to be a part of it.
I have to say, though, that the mental health bloggers I've met this year, since my latest breakdown and diagnosis, have far surpassed any other community in terms of support and friendship. I don't know what I would have done, literally, without your blogs and emails and comments. Never before has it been more important that I feel connected to people, and understood -- and it has made a huge difference.
Just though it was time to say that. I am (in general) tired, strung out and loopy so may not have the wherewithal to post anything of note. But being able to visit and read everyone's blogs makes the day pass a little better.

6 comments:

Anonymous Drifter said...

The mental health community is such a great place because of people like you. You're very supportive. (((Lil)))

Elizabeth B. Alexander said...

Here, here, AD.

tricia said...

Congratulations. "...tired, strung out and loopy..." A condition so well understood but far too many, me included. Until I started blogging back in late 2008 I never met anyone who seemed to understand that place. I don't wish it on anyone, but it is a comfort to know that others understand.

Wandering Coyote said...

The mental health blogging community rocks!

Glad to have "met" you, my friend!

Hannah said...

Lovely posting - this is a great community, I've found so much support through it too. You are a great blogger and make such a valuable contribution awards well earned I'd say!

Hann x

Just Be Real said...

Such a well deserved award for someone well deserved!!