Posted 3/20/2007 4:47 PM (GMT -8)
Dear Chirping Bluebird!
Thanks for your kind words above. I am doing well with my proton treatments with some manageable side effects--20 completed and 19 to go, so I am past the 50% mark. Looking forward to completing my treatments and getting back to a more normal life again. When I complete my treatments it will be close to seven months from the time I was diagnosed. It has been quite a ride to say the least. I didn't really find this website until after I had decided on my treatment option, but it has given me an opportunity to focus on others with PC and to help them where possible--this has been personally rewarding for me. I have remained stronger than I ever imagined during this ordeal with PC. i guess that my philosophical and spiritual nature has helped me greatly. I have faith in my future, but realize that this disease will hang over my head for the rest of my life. I realize that I am not alone in my journey after becoming part of this very special message board on PC.
I want to tell you once again that you are a gem! You do so much work here to make life easy for so many members (e.g., setting up links to threads that may be of vital interest to members searching for certain information). While you have turned down accepting the official Administrator's position (and I can readily understand why), you really do play this role here in so many respects. Thanks for being you! Thanks for being invaluable to our members. Thanks for chirping away when we need the "bluebird of happiness" in our lives.