As I spent the past 2-3 days in excruciating pain & or dead asleep from meds, I'm late posting this. Honestly? I had no conversations this week. I live with my parents as my caretakers, & of course we talk, but I seem to be up with #painsomnia & asleep when they are up, & they are great & loving, but I had no conversations at all this week, & yes, it's sad, pitiful, & I hate writing this as I don't want to be 'oh poor me'. I talk to myself ALL the time, to my dear house rabbit who lives in my room, & tweets & Facebook posts. Believe me when I say I'm not copping out & doing the work. When you realize because you are too sick to even make it downstairs, it's very humbling to admit the last real conversation you had was one last month-& it was one of about 15 in the past 5 years. I think people who aren't chronically sick don't really think about how a conversation, even with someone you don't know in the store checkout line, are vital to the common mental human touch we all need.