The Doctor Is In Cyberspace

Myriad sites offer feedback and support

Soon after his 86-year-old wife suffered a debilitating stroke last October, Bill called out for help. He posted a message in the "strokes" folder at the SeniorNet site on the World Wide Web. "I can't control my crying even though I am 80 years old," Bill wrote. "Being without her is driving me up the wall...[I'm looking forward to] the day that the rehab frees her to come to me." Within hours, Bill received encouraging replies from several stroke victims and their family members. Ever since, he has been a forum regular, reporting on his wife's good days and bad.

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