Dear Dave ~
The most important thing you can do is take time to take care of “YOU” first!!!!!! Your health must come 1st!
Sometime the emotional cost ….makes me have to STOP and take a nice deep breath!!! In fact ~ there's been a few times....I’ve just had to shut down for a period of days. Yes ~ I truly do take my own advice… I have to do this ~ in order to be effective in my desire to be here for others. When my friends hurt...I hurt too!. And I hope that I can touch a life with a warm fuzzy, a rainbow, and a little sunshine sprinkled in amongst their fears….. to ease their pain…. Empathy is truly ~ heartfelt!
I also knew when you came on board that you were going to realize the same thing… but we have to find these things out on our own.
Take Susan and Don and keep them under your wing…. They need you!!! And as time allows ~ reach out to others. Your research is invaluable to all… But ~ Your health & treatment…….must come 1st.
And that new grandbaby has 1st dibs on Grandpa!!!!!
My goal when I retired was to work at Hospice 1 day /wk. Well ~ unexpected events have changed my course and I am excited to be part of the HealingWell Forum as a way of giving back. Yes… many hours are spent here and I still can’t stay caught up… but I'm here to stay!!!
You are so right about the forum growing….. This is where we will have to educate new member and old/veteran members to stay in touch by popping their threads to the front. It’s grown tremendously over the 10 months we have been onboard and will definitely continue to grow. So ~ an easier format and easier search is going to have to be available. Buddy & I have talked about his time and time again.
I was asked to become the Moderator for our forum and I graciously declined because it would take away from my “time” on individual postings…. We will see in time what needs to be done.
Take time Dave to focus on “Your Journey”….. let this go for now!!!!
Things will happen as they are suppose to happen…
Hugs to you! and Keep Close…. Okay..
In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy
mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina
Link to our personal journey…>>> Our Journey ~ Sharing is Caring
April 3, 2006 53 on surgery day
RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy with "wide excision"
PSA 4.6 Gleason 3+3=6 T2a Confined to Prostate
2nd PSA 02-06-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)