As a kid growing up in the 70’s & 80’s, I kept a diary- a place where I could express my most private thoughts. Good thoughts, bad thoughts, random thoughts. You name it, I wrote about it. I even remember the secret hiding place where I kept my diary- you see, I was quite fearful that my then-nosey brother would snoop around my room and find it. OY!
Fast forward to today… Imagine an online diary where you can express your deepest thoughts & feelings, connect with others on a similar journey & even exchange helpful information. And you don’t have to worry about anyone “finding it” because it’s anonymous. Check out TreatmentDiaries.com, a social networking site for those living with, newly diagnosed with or caring for someone with a medical condition… ANY medical condition.
How can you express your private thoughts and feelings about illness? Here’s the dealio (as my daughter always says)…
Coping with any illness whether it be cancer, depression, anorexia or Alzheimer’s can bring about many emotions for the patient, the caregiver, and even the family & friends. Getting feelings “out” and connecting with others who share similar experiences can be incredibly empowering and beneficial in coping with day-to-day health challenges.
Treatment Diaries was created by cancer survivor Amy Ohm to provide support for anyone living with, newly diagnosed or caring for someone with a chronic illness. Created just 2 years ago, Treatment Diaries now has users from 120 different countries and lists over 1,400 different conditions. This virtual support group is FREE and available 24/7 and offers a safe place to anonymously chronicle daily journals, across more than one condition. (Many users have more than one diary… perhaps, they have cancer, are experiencing depression as a result, and also have a parent with Alzheimers for example= 3 diaries.) Diaries can be kept either privately or shared anonymously with others. Writing… Connecting… Healing… Amazing… truly amazing!
Read more about the wide variety of available cancer support services.