Chicago based Y-Me, aka Network of Strength, was a huge help to me in the early days after diagnosis, during treatment and beyond. I regularly visited their website to participate in chat forums with other breast cancer survivors to discuss a huge range of topics online. It was such a comfort and resource to me, and I made many friends there. Many of you read my tribute to a Sister who was very important to me, Kimberly. The Y-me forum is where we met and started corresponding.
I can't imagine my journey without it! I am so so sad, especially for the newbies, that this resource is gone! There were many days I spent hours on the forum, talking with my Sisters, getting love and encouragement and wisdom wisdom wisdom from ladies who been there done that!
If you are a Sister who frequented Y-Me, please come visit me here, I am looking into a way to add a section to my blog that would allow for chat.
I made a luminary last year for the Sisters that I frequently chatted with, and I'm so thankful that at least some of us exchanged email and snail mail addresses, but for many, I have no idea how to contact them.
If you are a Sister who is a regular to my blog (Hello Faith&Hope, Jill, Debra, Bobbiejayne, Pat and Jane Marie), please spread the word, and let's keep the conversation and love and support going.
Thank you thank you so much Y-me for all your years of support and dedication to breast cancer survivors, like me.
I'll be making another luminary for my Sisters this year too. I thank all of you Sisters, I hope those I'm not in contact with find me.
Thank you Y-me. Thank you.