Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Connect in Real Time With Others

I've added the Chatroll Live Chat back on my website.....I had it there a few months ago and decided to take it off, but realized a short time later that it was a very valuable resource. It allowed me to connect with other patients and caregivers, share some of my uncertainties, exchange ideas about what might work with side effects from cancer treatment, and obtain support and inspiration from others.

It's been an excellent source of meeting others who share similiar paths and I have met such wonderful people on the chat......truly amazing! There's Joanne1, Bindy, KJE, Patti, Mary, Carolanne, Jane, Flo...just to name a few.......

Once I decided to put it back on the website, I could not figure out how to do it, but finally, I got it right this past weekend. Not such a difficult thing to do after all, but as I've said before, I'm not technically sauve, so it does take time.

I actually thought you had to sign in now to use it, but another viewer's comments last night indicated that you can post a comment or begin chatting just by clicking the "Guest" option at the bottom of the forum. If you want to chat by signing in, that will allow you to show a name so that we can recognize you everytime you post there. My name is registered on the chat as "dannygabs", so anytime you see me logged in, then I'm the administrator of the blog so please feel free to introduce yourself and begin a live chat. Remember, that you will remain anonymous on the chat if you prefer to do that as well.

We all have questions from time to time, along with uncertainties and it's only by communicating with others who share similiar problems and concerns, that we can find the support we all need. I trust you will take the time to use the chat........there may not always be someone else there to chat with you, but over time I'm sure the viewers will increase. If you would like to post a particular time for a live chat, please do so and I'll try my best to be there.

I'm hoping to schedule one for the first week in December and I'll be posting the date and time on another of my writings. In the meantime, don't hesitate to use it before then....I'm sure you will find long lasting friendships with other patients and caregivers as I have.

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