Hi all!

For all who asked to be invited to the video meeting, our virtual support group, I sent out invitations.  We will meet this Saturday at noon!  It will be an international group, one from Hungary and one from New Zealand!   I sent the invitation to about 13 who requested it.  I’m looking forward to finally meeting some of you!   I’ll post later to give you an update on what transpires.  I think it will be a very good thing for all of us.

I got a Zoom account for the non-profit  as I am a professor who is teaching my classes on Zoom since the Covid crisis, so am very familiar with it.  What I like about my virtual classroom is we all keep our mute off and our video cameras on, so we can see each other and have conversations.  It’s the next best thing to being in class together!   I’ve even used Zoom for family meetings.  I am also a CASA (volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children) and I will be participating in court proceedings via Zoom or a similar program.   I’m doing my faculty meetings for work via Zoom.  I’ve always disliked being videotaped, but I’m getting used to it.  I have to remember now when I turn on my computer if I am going to be on camera!  The other day I opened my camera in a meeting and stopped….had I brushed my hair???  Brave new world….

Good news, Cure Magazine just did an article on appendix cancer!  It is a very good article.  I was interviewed and the non-profit was mentioned.  There is a picture of me in the article that is up to date.  I need to replace my Facebook photo with this one, I’ll instantly age on Facebook :-).

This is a link to the article (just updated the link!):


Hope you are doing well!