Ok. So, first, the security (as expected), was much tougher at JFK than SEA. The doctor's note was definitely a huge help. They still opened all the liquids and held a strip over the liquid. Then they ran each strip through a machine verifying the innocuousness (if that's a word) of my liquids. All-in-all it was still seamless, which is such a relief! One less thing to worry about. I like that.
Second awesome thing, is that I met an amazing woman on my flight home. We got to talking, and it turns out her husband's buddy is fighting a GBM. I hate myself, sometimes - totally embarrassed - because I am such a talker. I swear that I've literally been working on talking less. It's basically a lifelong goal. Anyway, I was so excited to share a few (key pieces) of info. I know how it feels to be overwhelmed, so I told dear Rachel to feel free to share the info, but give a disclaimer so that the friends can toss it of they're already too overwhelmed.
For me, in my life, I will never be offended if people take my ideas and toss them. I'm not trying to prove a point, I just want to help. And the whole point of helping is to be an assistant. It has to be a choice, and above that - people have a lot going on. That's what sucks. Time is the most valuable, and we can't control it. We're only human. We only have so much energy, so many resources, and some of the cancers are evilly selfish, taking everything so quickly.
Bottom line: I want to help. Take it or leave it. Take a penny, or leave a penny (by way of information to fight gliomas). I just want to learn more and share.