luvmydog2 Posted March 20, 2005 Share Posted March 20, 2005 It was 2 year ago today that I was diagnosed with NSCLC. I was not sick but mearly went to the doctor for a check-up. My doctor saw a cloudy spot on my lung. A CT was ordered and then more tests and eventually surgery. Well everyone is familer with the rest of the story. Due to me taking leave of absence from work put me on the internet more... I then stumbled on this wonderful site. I was member number 441 to join. Today there are 1822 registered members. I would check it 1 time a day. Now I check it 4 or 5 times a day. Am I addicted or what? I don't post much but I do read all the posts. I mean ALL. I click on 'Read Post Since Last Visit" and that gives me all. When you laugh; I laugh. When you cry; I cry. When you grieve; I grieve. I pray for each of us daily. I used to pop in Chat once in a while to say hello. We would cut up and have a good time. Sometimes after I would sign off I would stop and think "should I have said that." I often felt like I made someone mad. But you know what....I would go to the message board and find more laughs - sometimes bigger laughs then what I just said. Cancer is rough and hard. As Norme used to say "buckle your belt, you are in for a rough ride." I am doing fine at the present time. CT and chest x-ray every 6 months. Have a chest x-ray one three months and then CT next 3 months. But why do I keep coming here if I am doing good? I CARE ABOUT OTHERS. I look at posts sometimes 2 or 3 times. I could post reply but I know someone else has been there and will post. If not I will post in a day or 2. A lot of people have come and left since I joined. Some left because they no longer need the support that is offered here. A few have left because they were a caregiver and their loved one passed. And last but not least, some have lost their battle with the disease. I don't know how many of these 1822 are still with us. But I do know that there is more support here then ever. I truely am glad to be a part of this group. I want to think each of you for careing enough to want to share with others. I am blessed to have crossed paths with each and everyone of you. Some of you truely amaze me. I would never have the courage or strength that some have. I don't want to call names cause I'll leave someone out. Some have left us. No matter what has happened in a given day, you can be there to help others no matter what your day has been like. You all have been an inspiration to me. Thanks Katie and Rick. You go above and beyond in keeping this site going. Said I would not mention names so I'll shut up. Thanks for reading this lenghty message and for putting up with me. As long as you choose to put up with me...I'll be here. As Sam used to say...God Bless Us All Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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