December marks the 1 year anniversary of ProstateCancer.net! In celebration of 1 year full of meaningful conversations, insightful articles, and one amazing community – we want to share some of the highlights from the past year and give a big thank you to all our members and advocates.
The painful truth
We’ve had some difficult conversations about the harsh realities of prostate cancer:
“I just hate this waiting until the next procedure…hate doing this alone.”
“I have been sitting here reading all the posts and feel so sorry for the loss of life due to prostate cancer! God bless each and every one of you!”
“Do what is best for you. We are all different. My things may never happen to you. For that I will pray for you.”
“Work hard, help where you can, and don’t give up on yourself no matter what comes at you.”
“I hear you. It is damn difficult to do this alone. I share your concerns of finding another relationship…there are wonderful people out there. We just have to maintain and open heart and find each other.”
“The road is not easy and it is a journey no one chooses. If my husband can hang tough and maintain a positive attitude, then so can I.”
It’s hard to believe ProstateCancer.net began just one year ago. As the site managers for ProstateCancer.net, we’ve seen this group grow above and beyond what we alone could ever provide. For that, we thank our community members and our team of authors and moderators, who give voice to what it’s like to live with/after their prostate cancer.
If we’ve learned one thing, it’s that survivors and those living with prostate cancer are ready, willing, and able to be advocates for one another, given an opportunity. Their voices of experience send the message to others that they’re not alone. The community said it best: “I appreciate the other members of this group who share their experiences giving me and others a camaraderie as we fight against prostate cancer.”
Thank you for an incredible year one!
Your ProstateCancer.net Site Managers,
Nina + Shayna