It is such a pleasure to get to know you better. Our paths on Connect have not crossed as I tend to stay in the cancer groups (in particular NETs) and the Parkinson's group. I did, however, relate to your narrative about Connect. I also find a great deal of strength in the members who post. As you said, my health issues seem to pale in comparison to others and I so admire their courage when faced with difficult health issues. I believe that the courage I read about has a way of strengthening me as well.
I also appreciate the encouragement that is offered on Connect. Many members join Connect feeling very weak and insecure, especially if they have just been diagnosed with a new health issue. As I watch the strength they garner from reading other members' posts I realize that encouragement is important and that is what we can all give to each other on Connect.
I also found your reference to Sara Meeks interesting as I have osteopenia and had not heard of her spinal decompression exercises. I will look for it.
Thank you for your participation here on Connect. You help make this online community a safe and helpful place for others!
A special thanks to John, @johnbishop, for reaching out and providing this great Spotlight!