Observation

airborne72
airborne72 Member Posts: 286 Member

I have been on this forum for a short time (6 months), but I have been on another, similar forum (chronic, spinal pain) for several years.  My time on such forums has been absolutely beneficial and I thank those who make this possible.  But what I really want to do is share an observation I have experienced on this forum.

Because these electonic forums limit our full range of communication and subsequently preclude some aspects of communication (voice, body language and even vision for example), it is necessary for us to write and read with greater regard.  Consequently, I typically write, read, rewrite, reread, rewrite and reread my comments prior to submission.  I want to communicate my message, with feelings, but I also do not want to offend someone through misunderstanding.  The printed word can be very confining.

OK, enough philosophizing.  This is what I want to say.  It is my observation that one particular participant on this forum demonstrates unparalleled compassion, insight, encouragement, and humor to those of us in need.  Her responses are timely and to the point.  I would guess that she doesn't even know that she is helping so many others.

Without causing any embarassment, as that is not my intent, I want to publically thank her for all of her input to this forum.  Her comments have helped me, and I am sure many others as well, in several ways.  It is her stedfast, stare adversity in the face and never backdown, realistic yet optimistic approach to cancer that is so impressive to me.

Thank you TruBrit.  I value your comments and I appreciate that you devote so much time helping the rest of us on this forum. 

Jim

 

 

 

Comments

  • Joan M
    Joan M Member Posts: 409
    I totally agree with you Jim!

    Thanks to all who post and share it has helped me immensely! 

    Special thanks to TruBrit for all your help and support!

    Joan 

  • PamRav
    PamRav Member Posts: 336 Member
    edited November 2017 #3
    yes, yes, yes

    I too am thankful to TruBrit    Such wisdom and compassion wrapped with a lovely sense of humor.   I often wish there was a like

    button that I could push next to her posts  

    there are so so many wonderful people here and I am thankful for each and every commenter  

    Peace and love,

    pam 

     

  • lhduffer
    lhduffer Member Posts: 90 Member
    Couldn't agree more

    I agree 100%.  She is very helpful, kind, compassionate and truthful.  Thank you TruBrit.

  • Kazenmax
    Kazenmax Member Posts: 458 Member
    lurker

    Even though I'm basically a lurker... (don't comment, just read), I appreciate TruBrit as well. Always encouraging, always helpful. Thanks!

  • lizard44
    lizard44 Member Posts: 409
    I agree

    Trubrit is a treasure and  we are very fortunate to have her here.

  • Phil64
    Phil64 Member Posts: 838
    Here here

    I applaud and echo your comments! And the sentiment you convey.

    Well said!

    She is most deserving of this recognition and appreciation!

    Phil

  • Lily Flower
    Lily Flower Member Posts: 254
    Well said Jim. She's someone

    Well said Jim. She's someone that will laugh with you, cry with you and be there for you. A wonderful person! Love her little dancing man too  Lol!

    we love you Tru  You are a gem. And you know how much I adore your accent. :)

  • Bellen
    Bellen Member Posts: 281
    Thank you to all

    I agree.  Thank you so much Tru.  You have been such a support for so many.  Those of us who are actively having treatment, experiencing all the side effects of chemo, going through surgeries, completed treatment, and/or newly diagnosed so appreciate the input and caring of members who, like Tru, continue to post and support us.  

  • Ruthmomto4
    Ruthmomto4 Member Posts: 707 Member
    I could not agree more!!

    She is kind, caring, and the most positive person. I am very grateful to get know her. I am especially happy to get to know her a bit on Facebook as well. Thank you Sue for everything you do. Your suppport is so appreciated. 

  • darcher
    darcher Member Posts: 304 Member
    Motion Carried

    I agree, Trubrit is a genuine inspiration and ally.

  • BRHMichigan
    BRHMichigan Member Posts: 368
    100%

    I knew who you were referring to before you revealed.  I love Tru's honesty.  Her path hasn't been easy, but her attitude is always positive.  She inspires me over & over.

    Well said, Jim!  And thanks Tru!!!!

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member
    Yup

    Much appreciated in all responses.  She is a great responder on this board.

    Kim

  • Canadian Sandy
    Canadian Sandy Member Posts: 725 Member
    I agree. Sue is always there

    I agree. Sue is always there with a quick response and very compassionate. Thanks Sue.

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,625 Member
    Oh, you guys

    i'm blushing emoticon  I don't know what to say (well, that makes a change, eh)

    Thank you so very much for your kind words Jim, and for everyone's reply.  I am moved beyond words. 

    OK, time for a group hug group hugging emoticon.

    And one more expression I can't put into words 

    blowing kiss thank you smiley   Tru

  • Canadian Sandy
    Canadian Sandy Member Posts: 725 Member
    edited November 2017 #16
    Like button.
     

    Like button.

     

  • Cindy225
    Cindy225 Member Posts: 172
    edited November 2017 #17
    Ditto! Ditto! Ditto!

    Yay Tru!! Smile