Tuesday, April 23, 2013
WEGO Health Activist Writers Challenge Day 23 (Technology, no song pop!)
The prompt for today is, "Write about how your life would change if there was no social media. "
This one isn't too hard for me. When I was diagnosed the internet wasn't an option. There was no such thing as Twitter, Facebook or Blogging, shocking I know! Never in my wildest imagination could I have thought within 10 years of my diagnosis their would be an explosion of technology. In the beginning after the right combinations of meds, I managed to do okay. I could socialize with friends, lead a fairly normal life.
These past 10 plus years have been a different story, my disease has gotten progressively worse. I rarely socialize outside of the home, my connection to the outside world for the most part is through my computer. I would be lost without it, I can connect with others who understand what I'm going through to provide and get support. I can go almost anywhere to play games as a distraction when the pain is bad. Song pop anyone? There are millions of websites to research my conditions, I spend time writing my blog. I am thankful I have the opportunity to connect to people in this way, without it I would be lost. To all my readers, followers. non followers, followers to be, stalkers :) Thank you!