FaceBook and I haven't been friends for several months. I got really fed up with all the adverts for things I didn't want to buy and requests from people I've never heard of who want to be "friends". It really wasn't helping my state of depression so I deleted the app from my desktop, laptop, tablet and phone some months ago. Within a few days I felt slightly less stressed, enough to engage fully with my therapist. That has been a success but what helped even more is the support from my family and my friends at the Derbyshire Stroke Centre. I'd like to thank everyone, particularly my newer friends- Steve, Donny, Ray etc. who have got me back to a position where I can start telling jokes and anecdotes again.
Today I had a quick look at the dreaded FB again and was surprised at the photo with me, Tish and Reuben. My new slimmer shape was quite a shock as I don't often see myself these days. That too has spurred me on to loose more weight and has also cheered me up. The other thing I noticed was that Julie had added this forum. Hopefully I can take an active part in encouraging everyone else to take part!