Last week, I was emailing with WhyMommy from ToddlerPlanet (and DC Metro Moms), sharing some words of encouragement as she passed her 1 year anniversary of diagnosis of IBC (inflammatory breast cancer - and if you don't know what that is and what the symptoms are, please, please, please go check it out, as it is deadly and sneaky) and she told me about a new project she is starting - a Mothers With Cancer blog. She invited me to be a part of it and I gladly accepted. Being a now 7-year survivor of cancer (Hodgkin's Lymphoma), I still feel very much a part of the cancer community - I still have fears, I deal with the long-term risks of treatment (increased risks of lung and breast cancer, among other things), I empathize with those going through treatment, I see the need for supporting those who raise money for cancer research (having raised funds myself many times), I am so thankful for the family I have today due to the treatment that saved my life.
Just because you're 7 years out doesn't mean cancer is ever behind you completely. I hope I take the good parts mostly and share some great stuff on this new Mothers With Cancer blog. So, please stop by and look around (maybe get a cup of tea and a box of tissue first, cause you'll want to settle in). Here's my first post. Maybe something you read here will help save a life.