My entire family determined that I must be faking it, so have not spoken to me for over 22 years. They live on one continent, I live on another, so they are gone to me, I am gone to them. People prefer not be friends with a man who twitches, drools and can't speak properly, so I have none, excepting a doctor, and a woman named Joany.
All of the ciber friends I have come from either here, or disability facebook groups. It is something I have become accustomed to, I do not like it, but that is what it is.
The other problem I have is a medically proven lack of effective memory, which makes meeting people somewhat pointless, I have to interact with a person a long time, before I will remember their name.