Hi Dan, I'll say " ditto" to what others are writing. Social media, like facebook, is just that,,,, social. We may think we're making " good friends" but until " tested" most of them are nice aquaintances....people to chat with, share day to day experiences. It some ways, it can enrich your life, but I found that over time, my " real friends", those who I see in person, and with whom I socialize, who know me, and my family are the real friends.
You've been through a big change in your life, and while you may be adjusting to life with an ostomy, is a challenge, you may not want to share life changing events " in public", / in a superficial manner. With that said, while this isn't facebook, there are people here, from around the world with whom you may have more in common with at this time. It's not " one or the other"......It's a matter of choice, of who you'd rather confide in, and connect to. You may go back to Facebook at some time. For now, be kind to yourself, and do what makes you feel good. bes regards. Marsha