Sep 05, 2013 - 6:57 pm
I received a lots of different responses to my previous posts about NED's staying or leaving on the board. Both approaches are absolutely acceptable. Everybody has the right to leave cancer behind them.
But one realization hit me this morning.
What would this forum look like if all the veterans and NED's left it?
This cancer world would be full of confused, desperate new and existing patients with a lot of unanswered questions. A lot more patients would delay crucial exams, tests and scans. Many more would be misdiagnosed and mistreated. Many would suffer unnecessarily from side effects, because they wouldn't know what to do. Many would lose hope for the lack of incouragenents and motivation from members that can provide that hope and examples of good outcomes.
Without you this would be a dark, desperate and hopeless place with lot more mental and physical suffering.
Something to think about.