Hi, welcome again,
So happy for you after your decision. I'm also happy as I promoted you "take the plunge"
As for your friends...are they friends? Sure they were once but things change and not making time for you sums up their level of friendship- low.
I have felt the same level of rejection. I'm 63yo and went to school with what I thought was a lifetime friend. Our differences was on one topic- religion- me athiest, him Catholic and both eventually clashed when he mentioned too often how I should attend church- so sad. So after 35 years it ended. It still breaks my heart to think about it. But sensitive people do. You will find over time that some people think differently than you, these "friends" wouldnt even make time for you.
Just remember, when a few years goes by you just might get some contact and rekindle your friendships. So keep them on social media but try to move on.
It has only been one year and happiness has come your way. It cannot ever be perfect - life doesnt work that way.
Here is a few threads you can read to help you through this. Use search at the top
Who cries over spilt milk?
worry worry worry
The labyrinth of friendships
Reply anytime, so glad for the update. Very nice of you.