Just a suggestion. When talking with someone who is living with, going through treatment, in remission, whatever, try and avoid the battle language. My cancer friends and I don't really feel "brave" or that we are winning a "war" or at all "courageous". for the most part, depending what part of the "journey" we are in we feel depressed, tired, sick, hopeful, and perhaps alone. Myself especially the whole pink ribbon, making something positive of cancer, rubs me the wrong way. Cancer sucks, lets just acknowledge that and treat someone with cancer like a normal person
Ok, enough rambling from me...
Hi I've known Pronstar online for years. I wish i knew that he had cancer. I'm living with cancer myself, and I understand how rare and weird it is to be sick when young people are not supposed to be sick! I don't have brain cancer, but something called multiple myeloma (a rare blood cancer that is still not cureable) I'm connected with a group called Young Adult Cancer Canada that has helped myself and my husband a lot accepting my diagnosis and building support network. If anyone else is living with cancer as a young person and they want to connect send me a message on tribe.
Mofo, Kenny helped me a lot when I first set up my aquarium. You can let him know that about 10 years and 7 apartment / house moves later, I still have the tank up and running (thanks to my friends who kept helping me move the darn thing lol)
Currently I have a few schools of different tetras, including some red spot tetras and white skirted tetras, some bushy nose plecos (the algae eaters) that are bout 5 years old and have successfully spawned and raised babies in my tank, and also have a few different loaches.
Funny story about the white skirts. The first date I went on with my husband, I didn't expect it to go anywhere, I had pretty much given up on online dating but decided to try it one more time. But I said I would only meet him for brunch, since I didn't want to waste a whole night lol. brunch went ok, he asked me what I was doing after and I said going to the aquarium store. He ended up tagging along, "so the fish would have a ride home". I asked him if he wanted to pick some fish out and he picked out the white skirts. So that was in 2009, and now 2014 still have a few of these guys swimming around! I think they will likely outlive me. only half joking here.
a weird thing, at chemo and my clinic appointments (hematology) wen I talk to other patients we always end by saying good luck to each other, kind of weird but I guess only something someone who is living with cancer can get that there is still a lot of luck for who is the "lucky one" and beats it. We all wish it upon each other. So good luck to Pronstar and his family. take care. Lucky1 aka Alyssa.