Mar 16, 2005 - 9:38 pm
I have been coming to the board for about 18 months and I am so very, very grateful for this community. I'm grateful for all of your input, perspective, guidance, encouragement, empathy, humour, love... I could go on and on. I think we all agree that this board is awesome! I can always count on all of you to lift me up when I'm down or make me smile. One of my favorite things about this community is the unconditional positive regard we have for all its members. I also enjoy the different experiences and "strengths" that people bring to the board. I know I can count on Scouty and Emily for juicing tips, Grandma47 for spiritual guidance, Lisa Rose for birthday reminders, SB and Kanga for smiles... It's awesome. We all share a common goal, whether a survivor or a caregiver, and it is to BEAT this monster. What is great about the board is that we can share advice and information about what works for us. I know Emily opened my eyes to alternative remedies and many postings have convinced me that doing some spiritual exploration would be in my best interest. While I do the latter, I am also firmly committed to Western regimens (i.e. surgery, chemo, radiation, ect.). I feel that it is the best choice for me. I do respect and encourage others, however, to chart their own course in this battle. Because, quite frankly, I don't really know what works. Emily survived with alternative healing but I know a thirteen year old girl that died of a brain tumor despite alternative therapy. Many on this board have been successful with conventional medicine but we have also lost other dearly beloved members. I have been fighting hard for 2 1/2 years but still disease remains? Why? I don't really know. So, all I can really do is keep fighting & stay hopeful. And I know all of you keep me doing that... So, from the very bottom of my heart, THANK YOU.
Have a great St-Patty's Day everyone! Who's drinking green beer? You gotta love March 17th!
p.s. Getting CT results back tomorrow. Please keep me in your prayers!