I read something yesterday..
"ALS causes friends to become strangers and strangers to become friends"
I don't think this is reserved only for ALS and I definitely think this a powerful statement.
Hardship brings to light who your true friends are and can bring people to you that you would have otherwise never known. I've experienced this first hand.
Just another small blessing to be found in a dark place. When we look for things to be grateful for, we shift our minds in to a more positive state which has both physical and psychological benefits.
Self care IS health care!