Before we begin, I have a few disclaimers:
1) I can only blog from my perspective. While many things I experience will ring true for others, my experience is my own. Your experience is your own. One is not right. One is not wrong. But I only know one and can therefore only write about one. I invite you to chime in and share your experiences. The more perspectives we share, the better we can serve our entire pink community.
2) I am not, I repeat, NOT, a medical professional. My brother became the doctor. I became the businesswoman and there’s a solid reason for that: I pass out at the sight of blood and gore. No joke. We have the phrase in my family: “I’m going down!” which means get out of momma’s way and let her pass out. Don’t worry though, I come to fairly quickly. All that being said, it’s obvious that I have never wanted to be a doctor. But I’m curious and I do my research. I love to learn and try new things. I ask a lot of questions of a lot of people and I want to share what I learn. Again, do not seek medical advice from me but feel free to talk with your medical professionals about some of the topics I explore.
3) I love feedback. I love collaboration. I love input. Together we are stronger. Do you want to guest blog? Great! Shoot me an email and we’ll sign you up. Want to be interviewed? Wonderful! We’d love another survivor’s story. Have a certain product you swear by? Awesome! Let us know which one and why. Don’t like what I have to say? What’s wrong with you?!? No, seriously, it’s ok to tell me, just don’t be mean about it. I don’t want to get my feelings hurt.
4) The SBCBCF asked me to blog because we think you want to hear from other survivors. If there is something specific you’d like me to explore, please let me know. I don’t have an agenda and without your input this will be a fairly free flow experience. So please, tell me…what do you want to talk about?
I am grateful to have the opportunity to represent one of the voices of breast cancer. I never thought I’d be a member of the survivor club but if there’s a group of women I’m proud to be a part of, it’s this one!
Be strong this week,