I was still mostly undiagnosed at the time I met Chrissy. Chrissy introduced me to a woman named Brynn who is three years older than myself. We instantly hit it off! Her symptoms and diagnosis was very similar to some of the issues I was having at the time. Just days after meeting her she had posted a photo on Instagram and the location was tagged to the hospital I also go to. I freaked out and little did we know we only live 45 minutes apart. Chrissy in Canada gave me an amazing friend who happened to live in the next town over. I met Brynn at the mall two months later. The three of us are now inseparable!
Just this last week Chrissy flew down to meet me for the very first time. I finally got to hug my best friend in person and that was the best feeling ever!
During the time Chrissy spent here we were also able to get a picture of three of us all together! The laughter and happiness in the room was amazing! The three of us with feeding tubes, scars, and central lines have one big battle that we've had to face for years now but because of the two of them make my battle is a little bit easier. Without social media I would probably be depressed and feeling so alone because no one is able to understand but thanks to these connections such as Facebook, Skype, Instagram, Kik, and Twitter we are able to see that we aren't alone and there are literally thousands out there fighting similar battles!