Yeah Violet your opinions are just as valuable. I would say JET ii nailed it - you definitely have experience in areas none of us can touch.
I spend my working days giving advice. I think it even helps some people. And yet, frequently after I hear about some mess or another a patient got himself into, I will laugh at myself, thinking sarcastically, "I'm sure glad I have MY s**t together!"
The irony of expertise is that it doesn't mean you're any better at applying it to your own problems than the next person.
Never eat anything bigger than your own head.