Sep 05, 2012 - 8:46 am
I've been thinking about this lately, and myself and some close survivor/caregiver friends have been discussing these same things.
What CSN Means To Me
We are a community, we are family.
How Has CSN Helped Me
You have helped me and lifted me when I was down. You have allowed me to lift you when you were down.
It's an outlet to let our emotions flow. To share with others that know exactly where you are coming from, where you are going, where you have been...
It's a community unlike no other I have every been a part of... It's a Family.
CSN also helps me, by giving me the opportunity to help others... Those just starting out, some mid-stream, even some as myself a few (or more) years out from treatment.
What Keeps Me Here
Mostly, I'm pretty sure that all of you keep me here. Sharing stories, support, and the time and knowledge that I have gained from having cancer myself.
Having cancer is an education, non like any that I have encountered before.
I've come from January 2009, first hearing that I have cancer. Thinking of pale, frail , no haired people that eventually wither away and die....
Boy was I ever wrong... technology is awesome, modern medicine is great...and people, well myself and you guys/ladies.... I have never seen anyone with the will to live, battle, win and survive as we.
I love sharing my experience, giving hope, a dab of abi-normal humor...and my life after cancer and treatment.....
Hopefully making the journey easier in some small way...
Giving back...in my way.
I want to personally thank The American Cancer Society (ACS), and the Cancer Survivors Network for having this site up and running, and to allow me to do all of things I mentioned above.
Lastly, I want to thank Greta, the lady behind the scene on CSN... without Greta this great community would have never come about, or lasted as long as it has.... Hoping that CSN stays here for many years....
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