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"Coming Soon!"

Sundanceh
Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
edited February 2013 in Colorectal Cancer #1

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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  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900
    craig, i cannot wait

    hugs,

    pete

  • LivinginNH
    LivinginNH Member Posts: 1,456
     
    Ok, I'll be waiting

     

    Ok, I'll be waiting patiently.  :)

  • Dxed
    Dxed Member Posts: 79
    am all ears and eyes

     

    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

  • Chelsea71
    Chelsea71 Member Posts: 1,169
    Hey Craig,
    I always look

    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

     

  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
    Dxed said:

    am all ears and eyes

     

    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

    Sander

    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!

     

     

  • thxmiker
    thxmiker Member Posts: 1,278
    Next Chapter

    I am looking forward to your next chapter.

     

    Best Always,  mike

  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392

     
    Ok, I'll be waiting

     

    Ok, I'll be waiting patiently.  :)

    Cyn:)

    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:)

  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392

    craig, i cannot wait

    hugs,

    pete

    Pete

    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:)

     

  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
    thxmiker said:

    Next Chapter

    I am looking forward to your next chapter.

     

    Best Always,  mike

    Thx Mike!

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

  • mukamom
    mukamom Member Posts: 402
    Sundanceh said:

    Thx Mike!

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

    Wonderful

    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

  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
    Chelsea71 said:

    Hey Craig,
    I always look

    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

     

    Dear Chels:)

    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!

  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
    mukamom said:

    Wonderful

    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

    Hi Angela:)

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

  • annalexandria
    annalexandria Member Posts: 2,571
    Sundanceh said:

    Cyn:)

    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:)

    Sign of a true writer...

    when you just HAVE to write!  Hugs!  AA

  • k44454445
    k44454445 Member Posts: 494
    Craig

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

    hugs

    judy

  • thingy45
    thingy45 Member Posts: 632
    k44454445 said:

    Craig

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

    hugs

    judy

    Lurking

    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

     

     

  • renw
    renw Member Posts: 282
    a post about a possible

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

  • LivinginNH
    LivinginNH Member Posts: 1,456
    renw said:

    a post about a possible

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

     

    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.

  • Lorikat
    Lorikat Member Posts: 681

     

    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.

    Ditto

    Ditto

  • neons356
    neons356 Member Posts: 57

     

    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.

    livinginNH

    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

  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392

     

    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.

    Thank You Ladies!

    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...

     

  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
    thingy45 said:

    Lurking

    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

     

     

    Hi Marjan:)

    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

  • wolfen
    wolfen Member Posts: 1,324
    Sundanceh said:

    Thank You Ladies!

    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...

     

    Craig

    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 

  • annalexandria
    annalexandria Member Posts: 2,571
    wolfen said:

    Craig

    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 

    Craig spends a lot of time and energy posting here,

    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

  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364
    renw said:

    a post about a possible

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

    Yes, renw

    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

  • Chelsea71
    Chelsea71 Member Posts: 1,169

     

    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.

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

    Chelsea
  • Phil64
    Phil64 Member Posts: 838
    Go Craig!!!

    You have my attention. :-)

     

    Phil

     

    God Bless!!!

  • k44454445
    k44454445 Member Posts: 494
    Craig

    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
    cinreag Member Posts: 154
    Will be watching for the post

    Something to look forward to.

  • So Worried
    So Worried Member Posts: 111
    Looking forward to it!!
    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" ........
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392

    Looking forward to it!!
    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" ........

    "The Tribe Has Spoken"

    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!