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Designating a time and day of the week to meet in the chat room to discuss our issues?

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Joined: Jul 2012

I've entered the chat several times only to find it mostly empty. Would this group be interested in designating a time and day of the week to meet and chat to discuss our related issues?
I often find myself wanting a real time response, a conversation, and to be able to do this with you all would be great. Let me know what you think?

What day?
What time?
How long of a window?
And how to include anyone else that might be in the chat at the same time that are not part of the anal cancer board?
Are you willing?Yes/No
Do you think it's a good idea?


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Joined: Jun 2011

I'm available most evenings 5pm (est) till around 10pm (est). Most weekends are free (depends on what's going on). I'm about four years out of treatment and would be more than glad to help with questions from those currently going through treatment - would also like to talk about the long term effects of treatment, both physical and psychological.

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Joined: Jul 2012

RoseC I am happy you've favored the idea of a designated chat time. I am also very pleased that you introduced the idea of having an identified topic or starting agenda such as long term effects of treatment.
I believe any discussion is more productive when an agenda is declared even if it's only to break the ice and get the discussion moving.
Since you've brought up suggested topics, perhaps everyone else will feel free to suggest concerns or items they would like to chat about.
Let's hear from a few more people and decide on a time/day that is convenient for all time zones?

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Joined: Aug 2012

I'm definitely interested. I've entered the chat room several times to find it empty also.

I work from home, so my schedule is pretty flexible. After 5:00 EST is good for me.

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Joined: Oct 2011

I think its a great idea, and am pretty flexible with the time. Usually evenings are best, tho if a morning or afternoon works for more ok too. Then again, its 2:39am right now (lol). I am almost 1.5 yrs post treatment, and feel it will be valuable for a lifetime to have the support from people who have been through the same things.

Posts: 48
Joined: Jul 2012

I still putting it out there, is there more interest in starting a designated chat time on this site? By mid-week, we will decide on a time/day of the week to chat in this sites chat room. Not moderated and still inclusive of anyone else that may already be in the room. I have never seen more than 2 people in the chat.
Same questions, what day, what time, suggested topics, how long?
Let's do it. Let's have a live session new and experienced.

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Joined: Aug 2012

I am at the point where I am actually talking about my cancers for the first time. I had a hell of a year with 2 subsequent cancer diagnosis and treatments. I think I have a little PTSD at this point. I was numb for a year and it all happened so fast and I was so sick, that I did not have time to feel anything. I also live alone. Divorced and child moved away. I lack inofrmation and would like to learn about survivorship issues and post treatment surveillance.

I am available at about 7pm during the week and on weekends in the late morning. I have not tried the chat room yet.

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