In sept. 08 I was P.M.ing A guy on this forum for a few mo. He told me of how he had become transparent to his grown children and all his relatives and friends too. Mostly because they couldn't stand to be around him because he was in constant pain. And they just did not know how to deal with it.
They were very sad for him. But rather than finding a way to help or to just be there for him. They stayed away and he felt he had no one.
His name was dr_eric, he was a doctor in Israel and he found this site. He posted many times. I felt there was much more to his posts. We began to P.M. back and forth. He finally posted what he was considering. Ending his life. I have honestly never heard of anyone coming remotely close to the spinal problems that he had. And he had to be in more pain than I could comprehend. With a pedicle screw coming out of his back and pushing the skin. And he was awaiting a huge surgery in 10 days. But didn't think he had the will to wait for it and to recuperate with no one there for him.
Believe me it was very hard to try and talk him out of ending it. When I was experiencing the same from my friends and family that he was! And sill do.
I was lucky that he had a lot of other friends on this site. Because I don't think I sounded convincing enough.
To the best of my knowledge dr_eric got his surgery and recouped at a medical home and hopefully is doing fine!
But the moral of the story is........
Is'nt it sad when the ones you love would rather look through you than at you.
I experienced that again this last weekend.
Good luck, Jim
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You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!