Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The power of blogging

I'm often amazed with power of blogging, but yesterday, I was touched by how my words can make a difference in someone's life.

Not long ago, an Internet friend of mine died. She was a wonderful woman who touched many hearts and her death was so unexpected and painful to those who knew her and loved her. I wrote a tribute to her on Help My Hurt and it was read by a lot of people.

A short while ago, her childhood friend wrote a comment - she said she grew up with my friend and often wondered what happened to her when she left her childhood home and she wanted to be put in contact with family if possible.

Yesterday, this wish became a reality and the friend was put in touch with an extended family member. I sincerely hope that this connection and communication will answer questions and provide some closure.

Today on Help My Hurt:

You don’t have to be older to have osteoporosis
Is there such a thing as a "pain personality"?
Don’t like the freezing in your mouth?
Concussion keeps Red Sox shortstop Julio Lugo from more games
Tai Chi may help elderly with knee osteoarthritis
Acupuncture, myofascial trigger therapy treat same pain areas

News for Today:

Heavy pot smoking could raise risk of heart attack, stroke
Beta blockers before surgery increase risk of strokes, heart attacks
High blood pressure and cholesterol linked to eye disease
Desk jobs could double the risk of potentially fatal dvt, says new study
Girls, young women can cut risk of early breast cancer through regular exercise
Glaxo says cervical cancer vaccine works for longer
Top 15 Causes of Death in the U.S.
Drugs for Restless Legs Syndrome Have Downsides

1 comment:

Karen M Jones said...

I agree, Marijke, the Web is a powerful path to meaningful connections. I am constantly amazed by who reaches out and the stories they share. You are making a difference to many.