I have made many friends across the south from chatting.I never would have met any of these people if not for the Internet. Tampa Bay, FL I am autistic but I have struggled to communicate with those around me.
If I'm not comparing notes with any number of advocates/self-advocates throughout the day, I am on some level at least maybe once a day, many times in the company of others, holding someone's virtual hand for a moment until that same flood of emotion I know myself too well washes over the person whose face I most likely will never, ever see.I had to give up my high-tech career and stop driving.I was too afraid to go out of the house for fear of having a seizure.I fax in my order after reviewing the sale items and it is delivered to my doorstep for .00. J Smith, Dana Point , CA Yes without a doubt technology has extended my life. When I was 37 years old I needed a heart valve replacement.I received a homograph (human valve) which did not require me to be on any medication and was like having my own valve.(CNN) -- users share their experiences of how technology is changing our lives.It is so wonderful for me to be in regular contact with my children.Ju Layne Trimble Bartlesville, OK Twenty-seven years ago I was diagnosed with a genetic disorder called Marfan's Syndrome.My father had succumbed to the disease at the young age of thirty-three (I was three years old at the time).In 1998, I underwent the surgery at MINCEP (Minneapolis Comprehensive Epilepsy Program) and have been seizure-free for almost eight years.Life is wonderful again because of high-tech medicine.