Birthdays are triggering for me, because they make me feel alone and isolated (like Valentines Day does)... so I try to remember that...

When my birthday rolled around a few months ago, and I was dreading it, I was pleasantly surprised to get birthday wishes here, and unlike the mindless "happy birthdays" from the normals, the ones from MS'ers felt special, like they "got it."

So, I want to do the same for you, Obi, and others here. When I see someone I know is having a birthday here, I want to let you know I care about you -- because it means a lot to me when i hear it here.

I'll be just fine and dandy
Lord, it's like a hard candy Christmas
I'm barely getting through tomorrow
But I won't let sorrow get me way down.