I have joined a network for women's health, called "EmpowerHer." It's a start-up that looks like it could be fantastic way to meet up with others who have your health condition or concerns. There is already a group for breast cancer, with a nurse who will respond to medical questions, and I intend to participate there and help newbies with my non-medical advice. I also started a group myself, for metastatic breast cancer patients, so if you have an interest in talking to others with metastatic cancer, either as a patient or caregiver, feel free to join up. We can talk about anything we want.
Now, my subject line says you can support me, and I know you want to. So how? Well, they are running a contest on their site. I share a story, get the most comments, and the most page views, and I win money.
I like money!
I like money a lot!
So, I wrote you a nice, true, short story, about what happened to me yesterday when I walked into work for the first time since early October. It's all heart-wrenching and stuff, and I would have posted it here on my own blog (and added 400 more words probably) but I can't run a contest for myself.
After you read it, please leave a comment about where you found support when you were diagnosed, or how you as a caregiver do something to support your loved one with cancer or anything you want really because it's the most comments, not the best or most relevant. I think you can leave an anonymous comment, although they won't spam you if you register.
And, thank you in advance for helping me right before Christmas, and for being part of my support network. Because, my blog readers, you are a huge part of my support network. I am not sure I could do this without you all rooting me on from afar.
Anyway, lots of other bloggers will be entering so let's show everybody my readers are the best!
Pain and Frustration
1 week ago