Jump to content
Forum Conduct & Guidelines Document ×

Another loved one stricken . . . how much of this can one stand?


Recommended Posts

  • Members

Three years ago next month marks the loss of my only sibling from a brain tumor.  My older sister-  who virtually raised me - was diagnosed in Feb. 2001.  She fought for nearly 5 years and it was a long roller coaster for all of us.   I miss her every day.

During that long roller coaster ride a close friend was diagnosed and treated for colon cancer.  She is healthy and was only 37 when diagnosed, with no family history.   They got all of the cancer with clean margins, no lymph node involvement, and she did six months of chemo just to be extra thorough.

Last week her checkup revealed a spot on her lung, and it looks as if the cancer has metastatized.  :-(    She is now only 40 years old.   Her father died from lung cancer.  We did her biopsy on Monday and she and her husband are getting the results right now.

How do I gear up for yet another fight which I know we will inevitably lose?  How can I be strong for her when inside I know . . . it will end the same way we lost my sister?

Sigh.   It does not seem fair.  All over again.




Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Administrators

Dear Members,

We are excited to mention that we are moving to a more new and improved message boards on MONDAY MORNING AUGUST 9th! The boards will be done for a few hours while we are making the conversation. Remember we posted information about this move a month ago. For some of you this might seem a bit sudden,  but when we were reviewing the site we determined the current message board you are using is out of date and the company that designed it is no longer in existence. The good news is this new message board will have new features that have been requested in the past like more fields we can add to your profiles and a chat room up to 20 people at one time. If we find the chat room is bursting at the seams we will add additional room for extra people. All your old posts, private messages and such will be migrated to the new message board. You might have to put up your profile picture again but not sure. The new company will be doing the migration for us. Here is a short list of some of the new features on the board:

- Custom Profile Fields- Users can customize their profile pages by selecting a background color or background image, with tiling options.- Facebook and Twitter Integration- users can respond to multiple posts at once with "mini-quote"- Pinned discussion threads - like welcome to our board etc.- Announcements made across some boards or the entire message board- Search: Users can easily find all content generated by a particular member, by clicking the 'Find Content' button that appears on the main profile page, or in the Mini Profile Popup which can be accessed throughout the board. The results page allows content to be filtered by application, as well whether the member created it or merely participated in it. - Privacy: allows users to sign in anonymously, hiding them from the online users list. Users also have the option to disable personal conversations and user-to-user emails, as well as ignore other users if necessary.

The next exciting piece of news about the new message board is it will have a new domain name of www.grieving.com for search engine optimization purposes. It will still be apart of Beyond Indigo and can be found through www.beyondindigo.com. We will be redirecting your current URL's to this new domain name but we might miss a few. If that is the case simply go back to www.grieving.com or www.beyondindigo.com to find your message board thread. We will try to make the transition as seamless as possible. 

The bottom line is the new board will give us room to grow our community and more options to interact better with each other. 

If you have any questions please direct them to feedback@beyondindigo.com.

Kelly Baltzell, MA


Beyond Indigo Family

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...

Important Information

This site uses cookies We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. and uses these terms of services Terms of Use.