Snowflake Posted April 12, 2007 Share Posted April 12, 2007 For those of you who have been here a while or have experienced a "new normal," why do you continue to come here? To post? Don Wood, RandyW, Stand4hope, Ginny D, Debi... I think I know why I do. I found this website during some of my darkest hours. I was researching lung cancer, after my surgery and learning my staging. I read the statistics, each word echoing like a nail in my coffin...and then my brain flipped the coin. My inner self spoke to me and said, "Self, why are you so dumb? You are looking up statistics, NUMBERS, what you're really interested in is SURVIVORS, word your search better!" So I searched on lung cancer survivors, because even in those statistics, there WERE some mentioned... ...and I found this site, and I found HOPE - and SURVIVORS. I had been in the deepest pit of despair and then I saw it, a small ray of light that just kept getting bigger as the flame grew within me. I was still a bit cautious that the light at the end of the tunnel might be a train (or a beer truck), but I read posts...and more posts...and finally, I posted my first post, and was welcomed with open arms. I'm still here because I SOOOO remember those dark days of despair, and anytime I feel I can help someone through it, to let them know that I'm here with a flashlight and a ball bat to help fight their monsters, I feel I'm repaying all those who carried me when I needed it so desperately. ...and I'm still here because I promised Fay A. I would be - she was one of those first people to hold me up (and she pushed, too!). So, what's YOUR story? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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