It is important to surround yourself with happy people that support you. The sad truth is when a person becomes disabled many times you will lose friends. Everyone I have talked to has had this happen to them. I believe that it is because the friend cannot handle your disability. Whether it is the stereotype or they are afraid they will need to take care of you, that part I am not sure of. Maybe they feel guilt for being healthy. We can probably debate and discuss this point all day, but if this happens to you please do not feel like it is your fault. Remember that you are still a wonderful and complete person no matter if you are disabled or not. If you want someone to help get you through the transition please send me a message so we can set up a time to chat. I would love to be able to help you find a way to start reaching for your stars!