I hope you - and your friend - are alright.
I have been meaning to see if I could start a FB, but I am very opposed to their privacy and control practices. But, if I can start one, I will hopefully send LJ posts there, etc.
You are invited to maybe start a new LJ (or open your old one?) and add me, just at least if you want to read non-public posts, and/or to stay in touch. (I am also on DW). I really liked having you as an LJ buddy. Good luck for now!