Wow! Thank you for responding and sharing the history of this forum! While facebook is a great and easy way to chat with each other, it does not have the commonality that this Discussion forum does. If you are new here, you don't know who to even look for to friend on Facebook to join in on the daily chatter. So, while it works for those who have known each other for years, it kind of leaves newer folks out of it. I'd love to see something daily that encourages anyone and everyone who visits the site to jump in and write.
I've been thinking about maybe starting fun "theme" days here. It does not have to be organized in any fashion, and if someone does not want to play, obviously they don't have to! But a theme day would be a day that starts out with, say for instance, Monday. The theme would start with a M. Tuesday a T, etc., etc.,
Some ideas I had were Most on My Mind Monday (MOMMM), Tolerant Tuesday, Wondering Wednesday, Thankful Thursday.
I'd stay away from the weekends because we all get so busy that it's just a crap shoot (oops) of who comes in here. And the beginning word does not always have to be the same one! The more creative you get the better!
The theme can be crazy, fun, hilarious, touching, and everything in between because there are NO RULES!
So I am going to take a risk and try it. If it flops then I'll write a post later on a Friday of course, called FLOPPING FRIDAY. LOL.
I'll be back later to start if someone else hasn't started Mondays' post, I am running late right now and gots to go!
Judy in MI
6/07 DX NSCLC, Left Upper Lobe wedge resection: Stage 2.3/4, (2B?) Adenocarcinoma, measures 2.5x1.5x1.1cm. Involving visceral pleura but not through it. 5 rounds chemo, carboplatin and Taxol. Subsequent scans NED.
1/11 3.5 mm node found. 10/11 CT node now 8 mm, and new 6 mm node. 11/11 CT Pet shows slight uptake. 1/4/12 Biopsy - Pneumothorax complication. 1/14/12 Lobectomy of upper rt. lobe. NSCLC Adenocarcinoma in situ, nonmucinous (bronchioloalveolar carcinoma) 1.4cm involves pulmonary parenchyma.
3/14/12 Begin 4 cycles of Cisplatin/Navelbein, with Neulasta shot
4/6/12 Chemo changed to Carboplatin/Navelbine without Neulasta shot. Reduced chemo by 50% due to intolerance.
7/5/12 CT scan is clean, NED for lung cancer! There are issues with liver and stomach that will be investigated but not believed to be because of cancer. Wait and see!
*Avatar was taken 7/3/12 on our way out to see the Fireworks on a friends boat on their lake!
Mom dx SCLC 1/96, passed 10/19/96, age 62
Dad dx Brain cancer 4/87, passed 6/87, age 57
Sister dx Brain cancer 4/83, passed 12/83, age 25