I am sure that I read somewhere that this has been going for 3 years. I thought that it started in 2007 just before I was diagnosed. I think Raul was looking after it then. Anyhow, keep up the good work Felix.
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As it is the only Australian site of its kind it is important that it continues to grow. We can never really how many are helped by its existence ,since it is not only its users, but those with whom they interact , who benefit.
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I am so grateful that Cancer Connections exist.I have only been a member for a short time but have benefited so much already. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary and keep the good work going we need you.
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Im so glad I found this site...the level of support is amazing. Hearing other peoples stories gives me so much hope. Before my grandfather was diagnosed I was not in a good place mentally...I was very fragile, and felt like if anything else happened I would completely lose it. But I have actually been ok...you really don't know how strong you are until you have to be. The strength and positive attitude that people on these forums have is amazing, a real testament so just how strong the human spirit really is.
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This site has been a help to me. To be able to talk to people going through the same, has eased the sense of devastation I felt when my wife died of cancer. I realised that although it is a very private journey, the thought that I was not on my own eased my overpowering sense of grief and burden I carry. It is only those people that go on the journey as a sufferer or a carer understand the feelings and depth of emotion that occur when ourselves or a loved one is diagnosed, and what follows. When we are fit and well and we hear of someone in the media or a distant relative getting or dying of cancer, we feel momentarily sad, the thought of it stays with us for a short time, then we get on with our lives. We have little or no emotional attachment to that person. Cancer happens to other families, not ours When it hits us personally, it stays with us for the rest of our lives. I never in my life thought I would be on the receiving end of the words, "if there is anything I can do". To be able to give advice from experience or write a few reassuring words to people going through the dreadful same, knowing we are not in the darkness on our own, to be able to talk to people who understand, would be difficult without this site. wombat4
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