@lilypaws I am so happy for you, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I think that makes the wait more bearable, knowing the end is in sight.
If you send a general note, it is part of the stream so everyone sees it, and putting the person's Connect name in it as you did with the @ sign in front of it alerts that person that there is a response to them. That can be very helpful if a person has limited time to look through responses.
Thanks for letting us know.