Great input on isolation issues,,Msg for Jackie 03/21/07 06:28 AM Thank you to all who replied. I gleaned wisdom from each of you! For Jackie, this situation must be so stressful. Are you currently on disability so you have income for your new residence? Just a thought...I have often wondered about those of us that live alone and the potential benefit of finding others with our illness to live with for mutual support. I wonder, Jackie, after your son leaves if this may be a possiblity for you? Where do you live? I may start a post to see if others have done this or thought about it, not just for Jackie, but for others who may be in the same situation. I read another post on another board of a woman who had vision of several single women with CFIDS living together in a big house, pooling their resources and coping daily together. My church has an informal network for single mothers struggling to make ends meet. They frequently find homes together to share resources. Sometimes it is temporary, but some have found great solace and support in living with someone "in the exact same boat" and it becomes long term. Jackie, please post regularly on the status of your living situation so you gain support and ideas from our group. You do not have to do this alone.