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Pamela B
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Joined: Jan 2013

I have missed her positive comments and great insight for several weeks.  Hope all is well.

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Alexandra
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In the past I was slapped on the wrist for posting personal information on CSN, so I won't.

I hope she is doing fine and simply taking a break

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wholfmeister
Posts: 249
Joined: Dec 2012

So sweet of you to miss me!

I'm just exhausted. I love my job, but it has been so busy lately...spend a lot of time helping everyone else with their "crisis" but no one helps with my projects.  In the process of clearing out my mother's condo so it can be sold, while my own house is in such bad need of a good cleaning.  The dust bunnies are attacking my sweet curly puppy!  And then this morning, poor dear mom fell and broke her hip.  She is 92 and never complains.  The cancer stuff is the same...I'm just tired of dealing with it.  I totally forgot to get my bloodwork done this week.  How does that happen?!

Whine, whine, whine.  When I saw your post, I realized I was being really self-centered in focusing only on me, me, me and how bad the world is treating me.  So, I am going to dump it all here, hoping you will understand, and promise tomorrow will be a new me!

Alexandra, you are the world's best researcher!

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kikz
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Joined: Jun 2010

you are alright.  Please don't feel guilty because you are focusing on yourself or feeling like whining.  It is hard to not let this disease get us down.  I am upbeat most of the time and find I feel guilty if I am having an off day.  I then realize that it is only natural to feel down once in a while.  I call it "licking my wounds."  It doesn't happen often but once I let it, I am usually ready to go on. 

From what you said, self-centered does not describe you at all.  You are helping others at work and dealing with all the issues of an elderly parent.  Don't be so hard on yourself, fighting cancer is a tough job all by itself.  

I hope your mom gets through this with minimal discomfort.  She is lucky to have you.

 

Karen

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Alexandra
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Joined: Jul 2012

So sorry about your mom... and other stuff bringing you down.

You have the cutest puppy in the world! Plush animals at every Toys"Я"Us are green with envy.

Hey I am no researcher. I am an amateur hacker. Once a co-worker dared me to break into every email account in my company (over 600 highly protected accounts) and I did. Just for sport. Later I got fired for that. I can't name the company as a condition of my settlement, but let's just say that Bill Gates owned 45% of its shares. Which made it even more fun for me and more embarrassing for the company. Wink

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Pamela B
Posts: 108
Joined: Jan 2013

Whine away, we deserve it once in a while. Think of you often and remember all the good advice you gave me when I started down this ugly road. Sorry about your mom.Sounds like longevity seems to run in your family so that is good news! 

Alexandra I love your stories and rebel spirit!  Sounds like something I would  have done in my younger days.

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wholfmeister
Posts: 249
Joined: Dec 2012

Thanks to you making me laugh 'til I about wet my pants, I am emerging from my funk. All that stuff still exists. I am still exhausted. And I am d*** tired of dealing with cancer. But, you make me laugh! And someone else on this board uses the phrase "pulling up your big girl panties."  that makes me laugh, too!

Everyone should google themselves from time to time, just for humility. You will see i am the Queen of Child Death in Ohio. If you click images, only ONE of those images is me!  The charts and graphs are from papers I've done, but i don't know who those other people are!!  Haha! Good for a little late night amusement!

Thanks! You are really good friends!

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lovesanimals
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Joined: Sep 2011

So glad you are able to laugh.  There really is truth to the saying, "laughter is the best medicine"!

Kellyy

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