One of my firs posts was titled "Down to the Line." It was made during the time after that initial euphoric period when you begin recovery and feel like a marine fresh out of boot and at the beginning of the arduous 18th century trench warfare that is long term healing. So I came here because I needed brothers in arms. I needed to share what had happened to me and to hear others share their stories so I knew I was not alone and that recovery is possible. Sometimes I come back during low periods or to ask questions but most of all I come back in order to give back. We're not inmates here, we're not patients either, MS is a tool we all have available to use when we need it. However, I am a big fan of Arnold's Six Rules
and the last one is about giving back. I still need help sometimes myself, but when help another survivor I am pulling both of us a little bit closer to our respective goals.