1 year on CSN

Alexandra
Alexandra Member Posts: 1,308
edited July 2013 in Ovarian Cancer #1

Exactly 1 year and 500 posts ago I joined CSN.

2 months after OVCA diagnosis, 1 month after BRCA+ test result, in the middle of my second round of chemo; 2 months before debulking surgery. I was overwhelmed, emotionally broken and suicidal.

I was fortunate enough to find this board and meet all of you wonderful "teal sisters". I can't stress enough how grateful I am for all the support, advice, friendship and warm shoulders to cry on. Thank you for putting up with my morbid sense of humor, lack of social graces, posting boring scientific links no one cares about and my English as second language.

I love y'all. Stay strong. Stay well.

 

 

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  • zinaida
    zinaida Member Posts: 221
    Dear teal sister!

    I'm so sorry you have to go through all of this. It is not ease road. You and me, and all teal sisters become more stronger. more knowledgeable and understanding life better. I read every post (500) of yours, it is always so great pleasure. I'm so proud of you and part of it -  because we have same roots. I wish you long, long... NED, and, if it is possible, cure, love you, Zina :).

  • debrajo
    debrajo Member Posts: 1,095 Member
    alexandria

    All of that is why we love you!  You bring life into the boards with you black humor, whit, and your amazing detecting skills(remember the great Norma 11 caper)!  Here's hoping for 5,0000 more post and many more years here.  That's one reason I troll the OVC board...to see what Alexandria is up to!  Best, Debrajo

  • JoWin615
    JoWin615 Member Posts: 150 Member
    Your anniversary, our gain

    To add to what Debrajo just said: I, for one, think that social graces are way down on the list of importance as to what goes on here on this board (!). I know it's been a rough year for you, but your energy and spirit have helped me a lot along the way. 

    May the next trip around the sun bring NED for us all!

    Cheers, Jo

  • ConnieSW
    ConnieSW Member Posts: 1,669 Member
    JoWin615 said:

    Your anniversary, our gain

    To add to what Debrajo just said: I, for one, think that social graces are way down on the list of importance as to what goes on here on this board (!). I know it's been a rough year for you, but your energy and spirit have helped me a lot along the way. 

    May the next trip around the sun bring NED for us all!

    Cheers, Jo

    Ditto

    Debrajo said it for me. I'm glad you visit on the uterine board too.  I keep wanting to put your detective skills to use finding out about other MIAs but fear Greta might kick us off the board.  Sigh....

  • scatsm
    scatsm Member Posts: 296 Member
    Alexandra,

    Your "morbid sense of humor, lack of social graces, posting boring scientific links no one cares about and my English as second language." are what make you delightful! Your English is perfect, you are hilarious and often outrageous, just what is needed on this very serious discussion board, and definitely part of what keeps me coming back  (along with my dread of ovca). Looking forward to your next 500 posts.

    Susan

  • 2timothy1 7
    2timothy1 7 Member Posts: 345
    Glad

    Glad you and all teal sistas are here lending an ear or providing an uplifting response when needed! We are stronger with each other:). 

  • lovesanimals
    lovesanimals Member Posts: 1,366 Member

    Glad

    Glad you and all teal sistas are here lending an ear or providing an uplifting response when needed! We are stronger with each other:). 

    Happy "Anniversary", Alexandra

    I have to admit that it feels like you've been on this board much longer due to the wealth of information, support and laughs that you've provided.  I treasure you and every other teal sister on this board.

    Kelly

  • Alexandra
    Alexandra Member Posts: 1,308
    Thank you everyone!

    I would rather celebrate dates like that than "Cancerversaries"

    Considering a small tasteful barely-there tattoo to commemorate. It's not too much, is it? Laughing

    image

  • debrajo
    debrajo Member Posts: 1,095 Member
    Alexandra said:

    Thank you everyone!

    I would rather celebrate dates like that than "Cancerversaries"

    Considering a small tasteful barely-there tattoo to commemorate. It's not too much, is it? Laughing

    image

    Much?!!!

    OMG Alexandra, WHERE in the world do you find these graphics???  This is the best yet...and I wouldn't put it passed you to do it either!  LMBO   THANK YOU, THANK YOu,THANK YOU  !!!!!!  Debra

  • ConnieSW
    ConnieSW Member Posts: 1,669 Member
    debrajo said:

    Much?!!!

    OMG Alexandra, WHERE in the world do you find these graphics???  This is the best yet...and I wouldn't put it passed you to do it either!  LMBO   THANK YOU, THANK YOu,THANK YOU  !!!!!!  Debra

    Alexandra

    It sure beats "X marks the spot".  You are too funny.  My daughter looked mock sadly at me when I woke up in the recovery room and wistfully said:"  My first home is gone.". I think you 2 share the same sense of humor.

  • scatsm
    scatsm Member Posts: 296 Member
    hahahahaha

    hahahahahahahahaha

    really, you are hysterical (which actually means 'wandering uterus')....kinda fits!

  • wholfmeister
    wholfmeister Member Posts: 315
    I love you!

    It was because of you that I joined this discussion board!  You really will never know how many women's lives you have touched nor how many spirits you have healed.

  • wholfmeister
    wholfmeister Member Posts: 315
    Alexandra said:

    Thank you everyone!

    I would rather celebrate dates like that than "Cancerversaries"

    Considering a small tasteful barely-there tattoo to commemorate. It's not too much, is it? Laughing

    image

    Another thing...

    ....wait a second while I change my panties...damp from laughing so hard!

    I hate to burst your bubble dear, but that tattoo is probably another thing that looks fabulous on the size 2 body, not so much on the size 12 or more.

    but if it can hide some of your scars....I say go for it!

  • Pamela B
    Pamela B Member Posts: 108
    I agree with all of the

    I agree with all of the comments above!  Your wealth of information and humor keeps me coming back to this board! I can always count on you to make a comment appropriate or "otherwise."  But always well meaning with good intentions.  You are the glue that holds the board together so please don't ever leave!  You have all have touched so many and for that I thank all of you.

  • lovesanimals
    lovesanimals Member Posts: 1,366 Member
    Pamela B said:

    I agree with all of the

    I agree with all of the comments above!  Your wealth of information and humor keeps me coming back to this board! I can always count on you to make a comment appropriate or "otherwise."  But always well meaning with good intentions.  You are the glue that holds the board together so please don't ever leave!  You have all have touched so many and for that I thank all of you.

    Ha-Ha!

    Go for it, Alexandra! Smile

    Kelly

  • forme
    forme Member Posts: 1,161 Member
    Thank you

    Hi Alexandra,

    Thank you for your wonderful posts. I try to read them all.

    Your knowledge and humor are such a strong positive pressence on this board.

    I really apppreciate you!!!

     

    Hugs,

    Lisha

  • Hearty Pioneer
    Hearty Pioneer Member Posts: 158
    Alexandra said:

    Thank you everyone!

    I would rather celebrate dates like that than "Cancerversaries"

    Considering a small tasteful barely-there tattoo to commemorate. It's not too much, is it? Laughing

    image

    what a tattoo!!

    Wow!! what a tattoo!! Love your sense of humor!!

  • Rosamond M
    Rosamond M Member Posts: 86 Member
    Dear Alexandra

    Your useful information

    And great communication

    Gives us what we need

    To follow up a lead.

    Don't ever change your style

    It always makes us smile.

          AND IF

    We were to award

    A prize on this board

    It surely would be won

    By your sense of fun!!!!

      

     

  • Rosamond M
    Rosamond M Member Posts: 86 Member
    Dear Alexandra

    Your sense of humour displaces

    Any lack of social graces.

    Your useful information

    And great communication

    Gives us lots of pleasure

    YOU truly are a TREASURE!

    Russian you can speak

    This makes you even more unique.

    Don't ever change your style

    It always makes us smile.

               AND IF

    We were ever to award

    A special prize on this board

    It surely would be won

    By your SENSE OF FUN!

     

     

  • Rosamond M
    Rosamond M Member Posts: 86 Member
    Apology

    Apology to all - I only meant to submit this once!