This blog has been a great way for us to share what is happening with family, friends and now beyond.
I received an email in direct response to the blog from a young mom in Burbank who was recently diagnosed with BC. Mike and I have had several conversations with her and her husband to share what we have learned thus far and continue to offer our support. Like us they have a young child and a family history of breast cancer. Tomorrow N will have her surgery and we will keep her, her husband J and daughter J in our thoughts as they take this journey.
Shortly before N reached out I met S at the Cancer Survivor Day that was held a few weeks ago. S went through her surgeries last week and has done amazingly well thus far. She too is part of the BC sisterhood. I enjoy her emails and look forward to connecting with her in person.
This is a difficult unpredictable journey and while the continued support of family and friends is absolutely essential to healing -- there is a connection about being able to share this process with others in a similar situation that is also vitally important.
Prior to my surgery and initial Chemo treatment I was given wonderful advice from several cancer survivors -- Those ladies and one very special gent made a tremendous impact on me. Their care and concern and the knowledge that they shared has helped and continues to help.
Now I feel it is my turn. If I am able to impart something that can help other people going through this then I feel like I have achieved something. It is my way of giving back.
Thank you for continuing to make me (and M and S) feel so blessed.