i felt a lump in my throat when i read your thread and remembered my own shock when i was diagnosed at 41. once i found HW i came here multiple times a day to gather information and try to get a window into where my life was headed. you were right there amongst the many others and available for me to call when i was ready. i remember our conversation well, and how much i appreciated it. i too felt that HW was a key part of my journey and helping me get where i was going.
i am not a strongly religious person, but found the warmth of folks here to be wonderful. a prayer for me was translated in my mind as someone wishing me well and someone thinking positive thoughts for me. all of which was very very welcome.
coming up on the year mark i still think a lot about how things will be. i continue to admire your strength, perseverence and positive attitude, and I keep this in mind as i think about my future.
i sometimes am surprised by folks posts on this site...in particular when they get antagonistic or self riteous, but overall, still find it a very positive and informative forum. i was wondering if i should "resurrect" a couple of my more thoughtful posts and experiences for new comers. some were simply emotional and best left in the past :)
ok, i'm rambling...but i'll finish up shortly...
there are others here, who though i have not spoken to or even exchanged posts, i feel as though are part of my life because i read the forum fairly regularly. i'm glad for the folks that are here and post regularly. and i understand those that come and go. both are an important part of the experience here at HW.
i think that HW for Prostate Cancer is an important site and one that deserves the attention that it is given by you and many others. once again, thanks for your giving your time to HW.