People come and people go. Sometimes they come back. I've noticed that, in many cases, people who appear to be cured or longterm NED tend to drift away. Time to get on with their lives. Then there's the core group of (mostly) Stage 4 folks who are in this game for the long haul. This site is one of the tools in our arsenal. I've "lost" some friends to this kind of attrition over the three years I've been posting here, but I'm happy for them. I don't think anyone should be intimidated about posting here. We are, as Jennifer points out, a pretty friendly bunch willing to help anyone with this disease.
Dx: 3/09, Stage 4 RC
Recurrences: (ongoing, lung, bronchial cavity, ribs)
Major Ops: 6/ RFA: 3 /bronchoscopies: 8
Pelvic radiation: 5 wks. Bronchial radiation—brachytheray: 3 treatments
Chemo Rounds (career):136
Current Chemo Cocktail: Xeloda & Erbitux & Irinotecan biweekly
Current Cocktail; On the Wagon (mostly)
Bicycle miles post-dx 10,477
Motto: Live your life like it's going to be a long one, because it just might, and then you'll be glad you did.