Friday, November 26, 2010

Facebook

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I looked all over online for support and information and found the message boards on the Komen website where I hopped on and started reading and asking questions. Then I saw 'Crazy Sexy Cancer' and read the book and found Kris Carr's website, Crazy Sexy Life, and joined up and started reading. Somewhere along the line, I joined Facebook and became pretty active there. I also started finding lots of support, reconnecting with childhood friends, and wasting a lot of time.

Then the Komen site changed its message board software which caused all kinds of problems and a bunch of us drifted over to Facebook and stopped going to Komen. Then someone on CSL moved to Facebook and now everyone is on Facebook. I mean the world is on Facebook.

I am on Facebook a lot. Probably too much but that's another story. Facebook is a microcosm of the world - everyone has different opinions, thoughts, etc. People play games and ask others to play. People want to be friends and then more and more. (How did I end up with 288 friends?)

Somethings about Facebook are irritating. I find its constant upgrades and improvements a pain in the butt. Stop moving things around!!! And I won't even talk about the security changes which I think they do just to give everyone something to post about.

I also I am not sure I am a big fan of the requests to post this as our status to show your support for this cause. You see this a lot. I never do it. Its just like forwarding chain emails. (I do admit to forwarding some chain letters back as a teenager when they involved photocopying and sending to the other side of the world in an envelope with a stamp.)

There was one this morning that made me think for a second:

'Every person has 1000 wishes, a cancer patient only has one: to get better. I know 97% of you won't post this as your status, but my friends will be the 3% that do, in honour of someone who died of, has had or is fighting cancer. :( x'

Then I thought, no I can't post that because we don't want to get better. We want a cure.

1 comment:

Board Certified Doc said...

Do not loose hope, Everyday millions of people & companies are doing R & D to help people to fight with deadly diseases, i am sure you will win your fight against Cancer.