Welcome to all far and wide! Welcome friends who find themselves in the middle of their own cancer story and a big welcome to family and friends here to support and learn about what your friend or loved one may be going through. GO YOU!
So I decided that April 26th would be the day I open my blog or website or whatever you call this! I’m excited to have an article to be included on the April 26th page of Surviving Breast Cancer and figured it would be a good day to dive in head first to this whole online blogging adventure! It’s been a crazy last year and a half and I only started writing last June (2000) which was 8 months after my initial diagnosis of Metastatic Breast Cancer. I had a really hard time upon diagnosis talking about cancer (even saying the word) much less writing down everything. They say time heals all wounds, well, not so much. Time helps to change your perspective, true, but healing is a loaded word. Metastatic breast cancer is a terminal illness; our best news is to be stable, which I am! YAY! Stable, in my case, means that although the cancer has metastasized to my bones in about 8 different places, the medication I am currently on, as well as the past chemo, has quieted it down – STABLE! The title for this page comes from my ultimate goal of defying all odds and statistics and becoming my own OUTLIER of the metastatic data. GO ME!
I am looking forward to you reading my past blogs – remember in blog world they will be listed from newest to oldest so start with the first one as you are scrolling. My ultimate goal and wish is for my story to help you or those you know and love as they some how end up finding themselves in cancer world. Please share my site with anyone who you feel could benefit from hearing about my story. I wish I could say I’d be adding blogs each week or every few days or whatever but it’s just going to be whenever I feel like it!
I have included several different pages in the menu. Obviously for blog posts, hit the blog menu. Evidently, every good blog/website has an About me page and a Contact page, so there they are. I have included a page specifically about Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) – just some facts, figures, and web sites I have found helpful as well as a page for Research and Helpful Links for those experiencing any type of cancer. Finally, as you read, you will see that we love where we live. I have so many asking about the Outer Banks and wanting to visit the area so I included our favorite to dos for the area not leaving out where to eat.
As you will read, I am a math teacher not an English teacher although I have many friends I love who are English teachers. If my commas are in the wrong place or I have inadvertently misspelled a word, deal with it! HA! Just kidding! If it bothers you too much, be sure to let me know so I can fix it up. I want to make you all proud as well as I’m sure you will be my most critical readers! Hehehe!
This is my first time in web world & I’m excited about connecting with you! Please send me any additional links you have found helpful during your cancer story as well as OBX locals, send me anything to add to the Visit OBX page! Also send me any questions or blog topics you feel would be helpful to others.
I wrote above “I AM” a teacher, in present tense. My classroom now just looks a little different!