Apr 28, 2012 - 1:23 pm
I was just passing through the site today checking messages and dropped into the chatroom to see if could help anyone in there if they needed it and it was empty, as usual. I am constantly amazed at how this great resource section of the site is not used more. It's a Saturday and of course many are out and about but it doesn't seem to really matter what the day is, it's usually so empty. I know I am told night time is busier, at least it used to be, but you would think that there are people all over the world with having different time zones could make use of chat too more.
I wonder if the very reputation of 'chatrooms on the internet' is part of the problem. So many of the rooms are filled with perverts and the like but it's such a shame when a clean and well monitored site like this one is under used due to the general reputations of chat, if that is the case.
I know that personally when I was going through cancer treatments, nearly 25 years ago or so, I would have loved to talk to someone online in real time right when I was needing an answer quickly or at least some sort of understanding and support and that is exactly what this chatroom does.
Maybe people come in and see no one there and don't wait a minute, that's probably part of it too but I just had to write a post on it because I truly think so many could benefit from this chatroom if they just gave it a try. Sometimes you have to wait a minute or two for someone to come in but most times I have found it very helpful to speak with people who have been there in the cancer journey and to help where I can too, as a long time survivor.
All you newbies - give chat on this site a shot. I am sure you will be glad you did. It's a well monitored and clean chatroom and lots of caring people ready to help you on your journey with cancer.
All the best.