April 24, 2015 at 6:08 pm #87210darlaParticipant
Interesting discussion. I’m coming from the other side on this. I sometimes hesitate to post when someone is successful and doing well as my husband was not and I don’t want to discourage those who are. I guess we all learn from each other and have to keep it all in perspective. All posts both positive and negative are important and add to the knowledge on the site. Where would we be with them.
DarlaApril 24, 2015 at 5:03 pm #87209marionsModerator
Agree with Lainy. Please continue to fill up the “good news” section. We love it, we need it and we hold each posting deep in our hearts.
MarionApril 24, 2015 at 3:46 pm #87208lainyParticipant
Bravo, Pat, where would all the hope be if not given through the posts of survivors?April 24, 2015 at 1:14 pm #87207herculesModerator
Dear Julie, I too have posted about how it feels sharing milestones amongst some who do not fare as well. It is your good heart thinking of others feelings while you write. There is a reason we are here, a reason we come back to this site, it is because we want to give others facing the tough part of their journey hope. When I was reaching 5 years of survival, I tried to look beyond statistics and find a long term survivor, I asked my surgeon about how many long term survivors he had , he said he had many, this was just as privacy laws were being re-written in the states so he did not put any of us together at that time. I did not have this site then, and I never had that person with more time to share details of his/her survival with me. I did not know I would become what I wanted for others. So do not feel bad sharing victories dear Julie, let time go by and the good feeling overcome the uneasy ones when sharing good news. What would this site be like if all posts were from people who are sharing bad news? Keep sharing, and don’t let your good caring heart beat you up while you are doing it, take care…PatApril 22, 2015 at 2:07 pm #87206
Ah Lainy…thanks. That one just slipped from my lips….an original…unless, of course, there’s something similar out there I heard and just don’t remember. Yup….I think it’s a Julie original. One of my more waxing poetic moments. LOL
Julie T.April 22, 2015 at 2:51 am #87205lainyParticipant
JULIE! Did you make that one up? That is fabulous and I want to steal it! Reminds me of the song “Wind Beneath My Wings” and that is what we all do for each other on this Board! Beautifully said, Julie.April 22, 2015 at 2:03 am #87204
Dennis…thanks…hang on my coat tails…it could be a wild ride, but if we spread our wings we can soar!!! Julie T.April 21, 2015 at 6:52 pm #87203dkillion10Member
Julie – Thank you for sharing the good news! There is power in keeping positive thoughts and your posts help me (and I’m sure others) stay upbeat about the future. I’m about three months behind you and enjoy keeping pace! – DennisMarch 26, 2015 at 5:32 am #87202chezwrightaol-comParticipant
Well your last post answers my question! I guess you do live close, lucky you! And you are certainly going to be involved in his life! Let us know when he’s here!March 23, 2015 at 12:04 am #87201
Thank you dear friends, for your encouragement and rejoycing with me. It’s sometimes hard to share good news…or feel right about sharing good news …with so many others not having prayers answered. But, I am constantly looking for good news from others…..something to raise my hopes. Sometimes we all need confirmation that that miracles do happen…and if they happen for others….they can happen for us too.
No new baby news yet…..but THAT will be the next thing I share as “good news”. The new little guy will be the center of our attention M-F from 8-5 p.m. as we have agreed to baby sit him full time. We’re trying to make plans for the future….and move on.
Love you all,
Julie T.March 22, 2015 at 1:48 am #87200herculesModerator
Julie, I too would like you to know your news is uplifting. Too often I read of a setback rather than a success, we are with you! Take each miracle as they come, Live every day fully, In between stressful times, seek distractions that make you happy… your time is like a priceless family jewel, spread it around wisely and don’t use your awake time worrying about what might be. May each year get better, PatMarch 20, 2015 at 5:30 pm #87199dukenukemMember
Just wanted to add my rejoicing in your recovery. Enjoy life as you were meant to.
DukeMarch 19, 2015 at 4:32 am #87198chezwrightaol-comParticipant
Julie…This is wonderful news! I, too, have nodules in my lungs which have not changed since my surgery 4 1/2 years ago…. and we also share grand babies! Mine was born March 11. Wonderful to be here to enjoy!
Keep the good news coming!
KathyMarch 12, 2015 at 6:21 pm #87197mbachiniModerator
I am beyond happy for you! Such great news! Now you can breathe easy and get ready to spoil the newest grand baby!! Lots of hugs sent your way!
MelindaMarch 10, 2015 at 5:58 am #87196anrena18Participant
I’m so happy for you Julie!
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.