An online friend (S) I’ve been in off and on contact with for almost 25 years is in the hospital, and I am fretting over them :C hope they get a diagnosis and get better soon.
Knowing someone like that and having them disappear hurts. We lost someone that we hadn’t even known for a year during the first year of covid, and still aren’t over it. I would go so far as to say that it made our health anxiety worse. If something were to happen to (S), who is right close to our age, I don’t know what I would do.
There would be a hole in my life, small as it might be.