Sep 20, 2004 - 9:20 am
Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that there are more and more people entering our little circle of semi-colons? I am SO glad that we all have this forum to share ideas (cancer-related, or not), share stories, and to bond. This particular type of cancer can have such positive outcomes, provided it's detected. Unfortunately, due to location, it's also one of the more humiliating cancers around. There is proof on this site that it doesn't distinguish between young or old, male or female, healthy or not. On one hand, I am very honored to have virtually "met" each one of you; yet, on the other hand, it's amazing how many people are affected by this condition. It's kinda like when you buy a new car, and then suddenly, you see SO many like it on the road.
So, I need to say a couple of things here...
(1) To all the "newbies"...welcome. You're in good company here.
(2) To all the "veterans"...thanks for stopping in here as often as you do to share your stories of hope and inspiration. Whether you actively respond to a posting, or just read and nod your head the whole way, you're connecting to a wonderful support system.
Finally...to all you caregivers...
Some of you are tending to your parents or spouses SO unselfishly, and for that I applaud you! As a survivor, I know what I went through, and I would easily do it again if I could prevent ANYONE close to me from having to go through it themselves. You're a very special group!
All my best,