I won't make a big, long tear jerking thread out of this, but I did have some real surprises. People who I covered for when I went in the pen, didn't even help my wife and children when they needed it most. But that part of my life is over, never to return again. What really hurts is folks that don't trust me now, though they admit I have given them no reason not to.
Count your true friends on one hand, with fingers left over. No matter who you are.