Topic: Ever Wonder

Do you ever wonder what happens to some of the people who come to the site and post maybe once and you never hear anything about them again?

Re: Ever Wonder

All the time - especially the people that seem so lost and depressed.  I really wish that they would come back and let us know how they are doing.

30-something caregiver

Re: Ever Wonder

I've been worrying about Kris1214 since May. Her husband was young and getting treated by the same Docs as my husband. She was posting quite often and then just quit. It makes you assume the worst. There are others too.It's too bad because you know they could really use the support and fellowship!  Mary

4 (edited by marions Wed, 07 Nov 2007 13:38:38)

Re: Ever Wonder

I also share your concerns.
At times I take it upon myself to e-mail personally.  It is quite simple to do and in most instances the recipients appreciate my reaching out them. 
Marions

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Re: Ever Wonder

marions wrote:

I also share your concerns.
At times I take it upon myself to e-mail personally.  It is quite simple to do and in most instances the recipients appreciate my reaching out them. 
Marions

That is very caring of you. I would not have thought to do such, so thanks for putting it in my head!!!
I too worry about people we havent heard from in awhile. We are a community and you do notice when someone stops coming by.

Kris

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

36 year old patient with buckets of hope

Re: Ever Wonder

I've become a little superstitious and disappear when things are relatively calm, perhaps trying to emulate some type of normalcy. My dad is doing OK and his last CT (2 weeks ago) showed no progression so we are all a little relieved. He is still thin as rail (130-135 lbs) but he seems more energized and a little more lively. He still has consistent stomach issues but we still think it's the chemo since it's not worse and it seems to accentuate when he's a couple of days after the infusions.

I do agree it's very worrisome to see people stop posting and stop hearing from them without thinking the worse.

Hopefully more people are like me and try to be quiet when things are OK so this disease does not totally overtake our lives.

Best of luck to everyone!

Amilcar

Re: Ever Wonder

Amilcar -

I think when we don't hear from people, either life is going well and we try to soak that up, or maybe it is just overwhelming because things aren't going as well as we'd like them to.  However, we are all here in the good times and the tough times!

Joni