Farewell, readers …
With this post, my 10-year relationship with HealthCentral comes to a close. I first began writing for HealthCentral in the fall of 2005. I owe a great debt of gratitude to Bill Allman who recruited me, for his guidance and encouragement, and for his professionalism and vision in building a health website based around expert patients.
I also thank the various successions of owners and management teams, who kept the vision alive, through thick and thin.
I am also indebted to the producers I have worked with over the years, including Emily, Allison, Becky, Kate, and Amanda.
And, of course, my band of brothers, my fellow expert patients who have soldiered on as the heart and soul of HealthCentral. These are people who write about the conditions they live with - diabetes, arthritis, migraines, and so on. To a person, their compassion and intelligence and uncompromising commitment to improving the lives of others served as a model and inspiration.
Some of these individuals, sadly, will be moving on, too. But their legacy will remain in the form of the many lives they touched.
Most of all, I thank my readers, who gave my life a sense of purpose and who proved extremely generous in sharing their wisdom and experience with the community here. It has been a long and fruitful journey together. Trust me, I will always value our