I have something to confess. I was a somewhat infrequent poster on this site for some time...more of a lurker. I often felt like this was a very closed group, kinda like some of the cliques we had in high school.
Then I was, to borrow from NurseLou "convicted of multiple fractures and sentenced to 8 weeks bedrest." To keep from going completely balmy from boredom, I started posting more and even went so far as to (gasp!) PM a few people.
What I found was another great support system. I've had some really entertaining conversations with several people, and have had my eyes opened. This group is only as closed as you make it for yourself. If you are willing to give, you will receive.
So thank you, all of you.