I was surprised when I saw that this thread had been started by someone. I hadn't thought of doing it, I knew I was closing in on the 9k mark, but didn't noticed the exact post that took me over the line. I am not saying that we are the only group here on HW, but I have had some dealings with other maladies here, and not all groups are as
open, honest, friendly, and welcoming as we are as a group. Nor do they get the level of responses that we produce. It is a group effort, regardless of any particular number of posts. If nothing else, I like to think of it being a number we can all share to make our Prostate cancer stand out strongly, in support of our cause. Didn't realize until recent, that I am the 9th top poster out of 92,000 plus members, that really shocked me. Never set out to do that.
Have you all noticed that even since New Years, how many new members we have picked up? I am happy to welcome them all into to our family, but it brings sadness to my heart, that it truly is an endless line of men, or wives/daughters of men trailing in here, with no end in sight. The long term future has to get better for men, there has to be better research, better procedures, better meds, etc. It may not help most of us in this generation of PC patients, but gosh, if my sons ever came down with it, and I pray they don't, I can only hope they face a better future in dealing with, or my grand son's generation too.
Thanks, lifeguyd, I think you got the math part down pretty good! Sheldon, you have always been a good friend here, love hearing from you. And Billy Mac, sure would love to meet you in the flesh. My mother was going on the other night, about
what criminals and barbarians the Oz folks are (remember she a London girl), I just laughed, and said I had many a good Oz mate on the group. Just the way she grew up, she still thinks of it as a Convict state I suppose. What the heck, she's almost 84.
We, as a group, just need to keep on going, keep on trying, and keep on helping the newly dx - we all know their fears and troubles when they come aboard. The day we get cold to that fact, is the day we might as well close up shop.
Thanks one and all,
David in SC
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