I have received a suggestion that setting up a chat room right here on the blog may be of benefit to some. I am all for anything that may help anyone in any way. I also know that there are those, that at times visit while in great pain or grief. Being able to chat “live” with someone who is loving, supportive and non-judgemental well may be a comfort. Something like that I am all for. In addition it could be a community gathering spot for the cyber friends that come to develop our little community here. I really do like this idea but am a little reluctant simply because I know very little about chat rooms, how they are run…. For me it would have to be something that can basically just run itself as I can commit some time to it each day but that amount of time would vary depending on my day.
As was mentioned to me, the blog is at times read all around the world which mean in all time zones. If set up as I would like to would it need to be monitored? The more I think about it the more I like the idea. There is a huge potential to help others.
Please let me know what do you think?
Bill, I think your doing this blog will help others tremendously, and as well as be healing for yourself. Expressing your soul in the most honest and truest of ways will be a gift to yourself and others.
I’m sure you will have good days and bad days, and allow yourself to experience it all. After all, this is what it is to be human.
I myself had dealt with cancer, so I know what it is like to think about how ‘numbered’ your days might be.
If possible, put what the doctors have told you aside in terms of prognosis. Feel it in yourself to discover and live your truest self, and play out your life the way you want to.
Wow. Now there’s an idea!
Chatrooms don’t have to be manned 24/7–they could be, mind you, but it’s not required in order to have one.
it’s an investment in time–whatever time you’re feeling you want to give. And there’s a busy little community here so there could be people to draw from who’d help.
I’m not sure what the cost is–but it’s worth the research, I’m sure.
You know me, sir…..if one person gets help, then it’s feels ‘worth it’ to me.
I think your blog is really helpful to those who need guidance and a helping hand, and a chat room would be a really cool idea. I don’t have a personal story about death myself,but I know that my mom’s brother (who would have been my uncle) died in an accident when he was only 24 and I still think it effects her today. I know you talk about terminal illnesses, but I think someone who experiences of the death of a loved one in any form needs to be consoled by anyone who can relate to them in any way.
I wanted to also see if you had an email where I could discuss something on a more personal level with you. I work for a website that I think would be really valuable to share with your readers. We offer free comparisons for different health categories such as Hospital Comparisons, Mammography Facilities, Health Insurance Plans, and much more. This information would be great to share with people so they can compare hospitals and take their loved ones who are dying to the best hospital so they can have the best treatment and care in their final days on earth. The mammography facilities is also really important to help women get screened so they can detect any breast cancer years before any physical signs and so they can prevent the cancer from becoming life threatening and we have another sad story for someone to share.
Please email me and I can further discuss our information and and we can help people enjoy the last days of life and prevent more tragic deaths.
Thank so much Bill,
Hi Kevin I am all in favour of anything that may help others. Email is on the way.
Hi Bill .. it’s a great idea – if you have the energy to cope with it .. and that I think might be the aspect I’d be considering carefully before you jumped in the deep end …
With many thoughts – Hilary
I’m all for it. I haven’t been diagnosed with anything final yet, but I’m75 and have COPD. I won’t be around that much longer.
The recent guest on NPR (who was that?) said, or others on the program said, dying is something we all face but nobody wants to talk about. The older I get, the more acutely aware I become of how awkward it would be — would make others feel — if I were to mention it.
It is, after all, the fundamental existential question for all of man kind, and has perhaps given rise to all religions. I’m not one who believes in an afterlife, in the normal sense, but I’m not all that different in how I feel about it than someone who is “sure” he/she will go on forever.
Not really sure there’s much to say about dying, actually, because it is the great unknown and unknowable, the “undiscovered country from whose bourne no traveler returns” (I put no store in seances), but about feeling, I could go on at some length. More to to point, I’d love to hear what others have to say.
Sign me up for such a blog. (I don’t know how such things are set up, either. Can barely use my iPhone.)
Hi Jamie and welcome to the blog. No sign up or anything required. Check it out, read as you wish and comment where you wish. Check out the archives shown on the right hand side of the screen. There you find where I have shared my thoughts and feelings. More importantly please check out the comments left by others. They share a lot of wisdom.
I do hope we will hear from you again, I am right there with you on the I phone thing