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Sundanceh
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The last six-months I've been ruminating about this upcoming post that I just started writing and will be releasing this month when I finish it....the topic will be one of universal understanding...and I believe that the new and old alike will be able to draw something from it...no matter where you find yourselves right now.

It's going to be strong...it's going to be powerful...it will be full of truth...it will be full of revelation...it will have self doubt...and it will have the joy of discovery.  Somehow, at this moment, I just feel that this will perhaps be the strongest piece I've ever written in my life....

I've copyrighted the material to protect my intellectual property...so you will notice the trademark circle c. 

As with alot of the deep pieces that I write, this one did not happen overnight....most of my topics ususally start 6-months or so back...and then I accumulate the different experiences and perspectives that I gather as I wrestle with the way that I want to present it.  And then it boils over...and then I need to talk...and I think this one is a direct benefit for the community...

If you're open minded, then cancer teaches us to look beyond ourselves and towards quelling the cries of others....cancer should not be a selfish disease...when one only sees themselves as the picture of cancer, then we're missing the point of what cancer is trying to show us.

And he's always trying to show us that...we simply need to understand the motive and then interpret what we are being told.

That's ususally where I raise my hand and try to do my thing...much to the chagrine of the community:)

The timing of this post is important...I scan in 3-weeks...and if the winds of change blow in a different direction for me this time and things go bad, I want this post to be out the and stand on its own merit...and not have to come afterwards should I find myself prejudiced against cancer once more.

I want this message to ring loud and clear....despite what my findings will be in a few weeks...don't want anything to tarnish the thoughts I've been carrying around all of these many months....it's time to release them like ballons into the air....

I don't want this one to be like putting a note in a bottle and casting it into the sea...so I'm cordially inviting all of you to read it and respond if you would like to do so.  It could be one of my Swan Song posts...and if it is, I'd like it to be good and be seen...just in case, it were the last big topic I ever discussed here.

I would like the lurking community to please join us, at least for this post...I believe the message to be life affirming...I feel it is important enough to personally invite you to this one...though you are always welcome:) 

Oh, and other family members here out on hiatus...stop back by and say hello and represent for this upcoming post and let me hear you one more time...because we never know when the last one will ever really be, do we?

Well, all that...and a bag of chips....Coming Soon!

Stay tuned to The Sundance Channel - "Story Matters Here."

You won't want to miss this one:)

-Craig

Release will be in Feb...no exact date yet, as I've just started laying out the ideas and have only written the first few paragraphs...I can't wait...and hope you feel the same.

 

 

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hugs,

pete

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Sundanceh
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You'll like this one...but it's not the cancer clear new theory post...that one will be coming the first week of March after I know where I stand...

But, this one is gonna' be a whopper:)

 

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Ok, I'll be waiting patiently.  :)

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Sundanceh
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This will be the one that I was telling you about....I actually think it's going to be coming much sooner than I originally thought...it's burning me alive right now...I just got to get these thoughts out:)

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when you just HAVE to write!  Hugs!  AA

Dxed
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Hi Craig

 

sorry if I do not post enough. yet I always read your posts. For this coming one, I sure will be waiting

 

Sander

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Sundanceh
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I'm sorry to be so strong...I just want us all together as one big family...I'm guilty of that I guess...I've softened my stance...always feel we are all stronger with the more participation we have...the diversity and the personalities are always our greatest assets.

I'm glad to know that you are reading my posts....see there, Sander...I wouldn't have know that if you had not told me...and then I couldn't tell you thank you enough:)

Now, you see where I'm going...look forward to seeing you on the post. 

Right on!

 

 

Chelsea71
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Hey Craig,

I always look forward to your posts.  When I see one of your big, long ones, I feel almost a sense of relief.  This is because I know that I'm going to take something away from it.  Something that will help me to better cope as I move forward in my role as caregiver.  So.....the pressure is on. lol.

 

Looking forward to it!

 

chelsea

 

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You delight me no end!  Now that I've got you on the line...let me tell you a story...you'll like this one...I'll make it quick, LOL!

The other morning, I was zooming into work and having a very unusual conversation....you'll never guess who I was talking to...

Chelsea71...I like to refer to her as Chels:)

Anyway, we were having one hell of a conversation...you talking out of the left lobe of my brain...and me over on the right side trying to answer you back...thoughts and stuff flying back across the truck cab with me barreling down the highway...oblivous to my surroundings:)

There are times when I think that I've lost my mind....

Wish I could remember what we said, but it was dam good, I promise you:)

I'm crazy stupid like that...I carry so many of you so close...because, I just don't know any other way...for me, there is no other way:)

I'll see you on the post...no pressure or anything, LOL!

Just like the postman, Sundance will deliver!

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I am looking forward to your next chapter.

 

Best Always,  mike

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Sundanceh
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Looking forward to hearing the echoes of the community reverberating inside my brain...this one is for all of us.

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to hear of a new post...I have been fighting my own demons, not all directly related to Robert's cancer, but probably are...I just don't see it.

Much of what you have to say often sheds some understanding in other challenges, fears, desires we have.

I await Dr. Craig......

 

Angela

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Sundanceh
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I can't wait for you to see it with me:)

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your posts are always great. hope you post it soon!

hugs

judy

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Hi Craig, 

Yes  Craig I lurk, but always read your and Pete-lost-at-sea  posts. Busy with my own writing, have a few short stories out, working on novel and childrens series. Have a new boy friend and a  very sick daughter, who is awaiting brain surgery to help out.

I hope your scan is going to be OK you deserve some good news after the trying year of 2012. Always nervewrecking and very hard to do scans and tests. Positief thinking and hope is all we can do.

waiting for your next posts, love and hugs, Marjan

 

 

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So nice to see you:)

I remember you saying you had a new beau:)  I'm so glad and figured you two were haning out quite a bit.  I am sorry about your daughter...know we've talked about this often the past couple of years...and it is heartbreaking and I feel for you and what you are all having to go through up there.  As hollow as it sounds, I think of you often and imagine you writing away in your cancer free life.

I'm glad....at least one writer made it:)

I think I'm going to take your lead now...and take my writing from here and start trying to apply it somewhere else.  Congratulations on getting your work published...I'm sure that is most satisfying...and your other projects I have no doubt will be successful.

I think I just wanted my friends to come out and see me one more time...as I transition myself out of the day to day operation and back into the shadows. 

It's really long though...I'm sure I won't be saying anything that you don't already know:)

Hugs/Craig

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a post about a possible future post? really???

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RENW - How dare you!  You're a newbie, so you have no idea who you're directing your snide comments to - you've been on this board for what, ONE single month??  Well, our dear friend Craig has been supporting the cancer patients on this board for YEARS, through the good and the bad, he has been right there beside us.  He has gone through more personally that pretty much anyone out here.  You should take note of his words and experience, it might do you good.   He insightfullness about what this disease does to cancer patients physically and mentally is without question the best anyone on this board could offer.  He is our dearest friend, and you'd be wise to listen to him.

As for you, your profile doesn't show ANYTHING at all, so who are you exactly??   I think we'd like to know who we're dealing with here, but I think I already do.

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Ditto

neons356
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Renw has as much right as anyone here to express an opinion, regardless of how long they've been on this site. And whether or not they have a profile should have nothing to do with their right to express an opinion. Your remarks, as I see it, are confrontational, and are just opening the door to causing negativity within this group. This site provides the ability for us to send private emails to other members, and I think that comments such as yours should be taken private, and not to the group as a whole. Sure, Craig has been thru a lot, and so has everyone else here. Try showing a bit more compassion and respect for the opinions and feelings of others.

                                                                                                                                         Carl

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That was sweet, Cynthia...you've got a roar too:)  Way to tell it, baby!

You too, Lori:)  Nice to see you:)

I suppose as a public forum, I have as much a right "to post about a future post" as a topic as anyone else who wants to open a topic of their choosing.

It's a public forum...

I think the folks that know me here know what I'm about...that's good enough for me. 

And Carl, why don't you lighten up on, Cynthia...she just lost her husband last month to cancer and in the grieving process...and stepped back out of the shadows to stand up for me as her friend....otherwise, she would not be here.

Think about that...

 

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I, for one, appreciate any and all of your posts and friendship. Perhaps some of the other participants missed the part when their Mother said "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all."

Cyn, sometimes we have to stck up for our "Big Billy". (As if he can't take care of himself) LOL

Luv You Guys,

Wolfen 

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and supporting others who need it.  It's a very different approach to the board compared to those who use it primarily to get what they need, and don't bother supporting anyone else in a meaningful fashion.  AA

Chelsea71
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Well said, Cynthia! I agree with you 100%.

Chelsea

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Being new here you may not know Craig well.  He has gone to hell and back in his fight against cancer.  He also sees the journey on multiple levels, not just the physical.

He shares thoughts and ideas and personal experiences about life with cancer.  He has a Texas sized heart and sense of humor.

For those of us who have been around a while, many of us look forward to his thought provoking posts...even if the word "cancer" is never mentioned.  Why?  Because Craig keeps life real. 

So Craig posting about an upcoming thread, is good news to many of us here.  He gets us to thinking.  He opens the dialog.

Hopefully you too will find it interesting, but if not please let the rest of us enjoy it.

Marie who loves kitties

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You have my attention. :-)

 

Phil

 

God Bless!!!

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k44454445
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i read all of your posts & i find them very helpfull & interesting. you have always had my support! glad to hear the future post is in the making.

keep them coming!!!

hugs

judy

cinreag
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Something to look forward to.

So Worried
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I'm really looking forward to reading this upcoming post. I drift in and out of here but will stop by more often so I can read it!!! I can't wait as I love reading "different things that make ya think" ........

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Sundanceh
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Well, I have to tell you that I needed some of your reassurance yesterday...the fiery passions of you all honeys out there just warmed my heart to no end.  And I needed that.

Yesterday, was a little bit of a detour, but I'm back on track now....determined now to finish it to the best of my abilities.  It has been very emotional to write this post...as I have to intimately feel what I'm trying to emote.  Been some tears going back through this, I can tell you.  And I'm sure it will transfer over to your heart if I've done my job right.

I'm going to give you a heads up...this will be my longest post ever...double the length of anything I've ever written....it looks what I've actually done is write a chapter in my follow-up book, LOL!   The first one went so well:)

But, that's how you have to see it....like a chapter due to its length...though I'm willing to bet you that the words will fly by and it won't feel like work for you to read it...

I'm excited about this one...and I don't get too excited about too much anymore...and that's why I opened this post...because I wanted as many of my friends to show up as possible.

Is it so wrong to want to have your friends present on occasion?  I can't pay you any higher compliment than for me to tell you that I want you here with me...even if only for a moment.  I care for you...I share with you...and I just want to see that smiling mug of yours.  I want you in my life at least for this reading.  I so strongly value your input and my words ring hollow like the echoes off a canyon wall if the people I want to reach are not there.

I just want us to be together for a little while...new old, friends, soon to be friends...I want you...I need you...I have needs too:)

Okay, I said it....

And if I'm wrong...then, I don't wanna' be right.

Maybe next week now...I'll probably melt down over the w/end...I've got about 18 hours worth of writing into it so far...so it's not lightweight by any means.  May take close to that to finish it, LOL!

 

jen2012
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Haven't posted here yet....been mostly on my kindle fire lately and such a pain to post a reply.  This little guy (16 mos old) is quite a handful and I'm finding it hard to do much of anything that doesn't involve chasing him or picking up after him!  God must have a sense of humor...here I am at 44 yrs old with a teenage daughter, pre-teen son newly diagnosed with diabetes, a 16 month old tornado and husband with Stage 4 cancer...hard to believe at times.  BUT I look forward to reading all of your posts and I do get to read...just not always reply.   You are a good guy to take the time to keep coming back here and calming us new folks.   It's appreciated!

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I definitely want you here for this...whenever your hectic schedule permits. 

I usually look for a couple of folks with each wave of news folks that wash across our shore...and you and Chelsea71 are too that I've really wanted to talk too.

You and Chels helped inspire me to write this post...and it's because I do want to try and help you with the limited means I have available.

I have a soft spot for the Caregivers...

If you can't respond...I get it...and thanks for telling me...I would have probably been hurt:)  but only because I value your presence...and your response. 

I'm hopeful that it will be of value to you...not that I really know anything, LOL! LOL! LOL!

-Craig

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I told you a while ago that you have inspired me to be open with others about my battle with crc. And to write from my heart. 

I'm willing to bet that you inspire MANY others as well.  

And then when you think of each of these people reaching out to others, and so on, and so on...  

The ripples in the pond have surely reached thousands!

You truly have made an impact!

And I for one feel blessed to have read your posts!

 

God has Blessed you with a special skill.

 

THANK YOU CRAIG FOR SHARING YOUR HEART WITH US!

 

Your fan,

Phil

Ps. I'll be one of the first to buy your book!

 

Pss. I'm still writing my blog thanks to you.

Http://pscamihorn.me 

 

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Phil,

When I mentioned that I look for several new people in every wave that crashes ashore here...I mentioned Jen2012 and Chelsea71....and I also wanted to include you, Phil in this bunch....and I don't want to forget "Barbebarb" either. 

Positive influence has been such a newfound experience for me these past four years.  To think that one could make a real difference in someone's life?  When people look to you for inspiration..or turn to you for counsel, I must tell you...I don't think there is a more sacred bond that is shared between two human spirits...I really don't.

And it takes on special meaning coming from a non-familial source...like someone you've met.

Because, then people view you through a new light...a light that is not filled with prejudice...as they have to take you straight up, as who you are...and how you comport yourself. 

And then, the validation that we exchange between one another acts as a sort of life compass - that lets us know that we are pointed in the right direction. 

Hey, all of this...and I haven't even woke up good yet, LOL!

Let me just also that I truly feel blessed from knowing you so far...because, you have the insight to see in others what you are discovering yourself...it's a buzz, isn't it?

You and I should really talk more in the future...I'd like to talk with you about a couple of things...both of us might grown deeper roots from it...

I am following your story still...know you're "itching" to get off the Tux...who can blame you?

Hang in Phil...good things will be coming for you...I see the winds of change of you....I see the seeds being planted for your Personal Growth...and when Spring comes and its time to bloom.....well, those are the days worth fighting for:)

I think you are really going to like this post, Phil...I can already tell you that it will speak to you.  Because, I recently read of you speaking about how Cancer "robs" us...and part of my tale is what, when, and how much cancer did that to me...I think it's going to resonate with you...I think it will help to placate your fears and bring you some sense of peace.

And that's the transformation that I'm personally waiting for:)

-Craig

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Just so you know I can be an emotional big guy. Cry

I try to be as even keeled as I can, but sometimes the pumps leave me a little tilted.

I am truyly looking forward to your release.

Love to you my brother!

Phil

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Sundanceh
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Hey everybody!

I'm editing now...I was so consumed, I just had to finish this off and clear my head....I am wrung out!  I would have been gripping all weekend and into next week...so I knocked it out...all in all about 32 hours worth of writing and thought....brought to you, courtesy of The Sundance Channel - Story Matters Here.

Cool

I wrote it like I wrote my book...so if you like this style, then you (would) like that.

It is long, but it seems to be flowing like wine...of course, I'm biased, LOL!

I decided to make it one long post instead of trying to break it up...life can get in the way and some folks might not be able to get back to it...and this way the comments will all be in one thread. 

I'm soooo looking forward to seeing everyone!!! 

 

 

 

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Hey Sundanceh,

 

Congratulations on getting that book done. I've been lurking around here since 2009 and you helped me a lot to cope with the loss of my Mummy. And I'll be honest, I don't read many times your posts as they are too long for me (LOL), but I do know that you are a great inspration when it comes down to it. So again, congratulations on getting the book done!

Take care!

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