I'm a 30-something year old former substance abuse counselor. I became disabled a few years ago after several months of debilitating back related pain that made me unable to work. Unfortunately, a few months after making the difficult decision to stop working, my husband left me and I was forced to move into my mother's home so she could help me care for myself. I've been through a rough few years (pain, depression and financial difficulties), but thanks to the Internet, I'm able to keep myself connected to the world despite being alone all day. It also helps me distract myself from my health issues (I love blogging, writing and photography) and it allowed me to meet a wonderful man in the UK who has become a great friend and someone who I love, can depend on, and loves me no matter my condition.