• Have you been helped by another WhatNexter? Has someone given you inspiration, hope or even friendship?

    Asked by GregP_WN on Thursday, January 10, 2013

    Have you been helped by another WhatNexter? Has someone given you inspiration, hope or even friendship?

    If another WhatNexter has helped, supported or inspired you, please take a moment to share your appreciation by letting us know who they are, and let's give a shout out to the WhatNexters that are making a difference in other's lives!

    If you put a "@" in front of their WhatNext user name like (@GregP_WN) it will automatically become a link to their WhatNext profile page.

    Thanks for your efforts in helping one another, let's share our appreciation!

    10 Answers from the Community

    10 answers
    • Kathy's Avatar

      It truly was a miracle. I had just finished my first chemo round and was feeling very sick and I had posted that I was losing my faith. I got over 40 responses and that day totally changed my whole attitude. God couldn't help me physically but he spoke thru the whatnexters that He was for sure here for me. And many different faiths responded (even an atheist) and we were all united - it really was beautiful and totally brightened one of my darkest moments. Thanks!!

      over 7 years ago
    • Harry's Avatar

      Well, many WhatNexters gave me encouragement and helped me laugh about the craziness surrounding my chemo last month. But I have to single out @carm because she provided a link to a site with standard chemo infusion rates. That site really helped me understand what happened back in 2011, and helped me understand what was being done differently, now.

      over 7 years ago
    • maralyn's Avatar

      this site has "blessed me" in so many ways!!! the feedback from others reassures me i am "not alone" in my thoughts and feeling+ i read of others struggles on their journeys, and i realize i have so much to be "grateful" for, i loose sight of that when i focus only on myself and my problems+ everyone is so willing to share their personal advice and insights from their own experiences+ God is amazing how he sends all of you "angels" on this earth to share with me the strength and guidance i need to journey on, one day at a time!!!

      over 7 years ago
    • magdem's Avatar

      This is the most wonderful place to get information, help, encouragement,motivation and prayers. I thank God for each and every one of you. Because of all of you I am never alone in this fight and you give me hope.

      over 7 years ago
    • LuvinSis' Avatar

      I've learned so much here about cancer in general along with lung cancer (which my sister is fighting) and breast cancer (which a dear friend is fighting with some real challenges lately). By reading peoples responses, journeys, etc....I have a better idea of how to talk anyone I meet with cancer. The minute my friend had neulasta injections I asked her if she had received advice from her doc / nurses to take Claritin, she had. But she was amazed I knew. I want to know everything I can to help her out along the way. Same for my sister who is on a new round of stronger chemo. Thanks to all for making me, as a family memeber participant on WhatNext, feel welcome and no one here is afraid to answer the questions I ask!

      over 7 years ago
    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar

      I thank God I found this site. Thus Thanks to those who founded What Next and are working on estabilshing and growing this wonderful place of rest and reassurance. When I was going through the DX, Surgery, Infection, Chemo... There was no WhatNext.. I tried to do what I could to help those I encountered during a day, whether in person, or on line that were suddenly hit with a DX of cancer. I felt God brought me through this to the sunshine of life for a reason. I now come here to show that even Stage IV can be beaten.

      over 7 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      I've been helped by so many. Especially you @GregP_WN. I really admire you for the things you do. The things you've gone through. Your strength is inspiring. You are certainly someone to look up to. It's also amazing how you're helped on this site indirectly. @carm, it's great to have our own Oncology nurse who is as knowledgeable as she is. @nancyjac, Nancy seems to well versed is all things cancer. @Peroll, @Harry, @Modern, @BuckeyeShelby, you all have such a positive attitude and I think that really helps others that are having a rough time. @LMM, I know you're early in your cancer journey but it's only a matter of time before you on here giving advice to someone who is the same spot you're in now. Being able to help is truly rewarding!! Thanks Everyone!!

      over 7 years ago
    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar

      I thank David W for coming up with Whatnext. This website has brought us all together. It has been a blessing in my life. Thank you to every single person that has shared with all of us. You have all helped me as I go through this journey in one way or another. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

      over 7 years ago
    • bp440's Avatar

      I was really struggling 3 months into my husband's treatment for Hodgkins. I nearly lost him to sepsis early in this process and was so isolated as friends all working and family was too far away. A friend encouraged me to find a support group and since I couldn't leave him alone some days, another friend directed me to this website. It became my lifeline. Just reading what you all have accomplished, the challenges you face and the support you give to perfect strangers is such a gift. Thanks to all of you for reaching out and sharing your journeys.

      over 7 years ago
    • mgm48's Avatar

      I have found a whatnexter to actually have coffee with. It has put a face on the other person following the same diagnosis as I but our paths through treatment have been different. We compare notes and discuss life with cancer. I really appreciate the opportunity. At our last meeting we discussed one of the treatments my friend had done and shared why I had not gone that route. We know there are no right answers. We also talked about my bad reaction to the trial drug at week 6. I'm happy to have a live sounding board sometimes. Let's face it no one outside really completely gets it.

      Keep it positive and smile :)

      over 7 years ago

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