Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Healthline's "Best Blog Contest" Begins Again

Last year, I won this contest by the skin of my nose.  To be honest, I didn't think I would be around to enter it this year.  Remarkably, I am still here, thanks to Perjeta and Gamma Knife radiation.

I had thought, when told I was nominated again, that I may not do it.  I dislike the nagging, the reminding, the problems.  I don't really have much of a competitive spirit.  I get sick too often to even vote for myself everyday and wouldn't that be guilt-full if I lost by one vote?

But I asked my friends who post on facebook, and to a person, they said to do it again.  And, I can't turn down a potential $1,000 prize for my son's college education.  He's a senior, he graduates THIS YEAR!   So, I've decided to participate again.

You can vote right here:  Click on but doctor i hate pink. (I don't know why it's in lower case this year.)  You will need either a facebook or twitter account to log in to vote.  They use your facebook account to post that you voted for me, but you can click the "x" if you want to keep it a secret. They will not spam you throughout the year, you don't need to worry about giving them access.  Better yet, share it and ask your friends to vote for me too.  I'm currently in 3rd place and my dream would be to get so far ahead so quickly that I can ease up on the reminders.

This month I will have three giveaways for you, in honor of the month of Thanks and the Season of Giving.   So, most of my upcoming posts will be about you all winning prizes but I do have one or two written about my past and how I came to be "me."  I think it may be time to "go there."

Now, I have chemo today so I must get ready.  Whether I win this contest or not, the fact that I've lived to see it come around again is truly a gift.  I wish everybody who is participating good-luck and good cheer from me.


  1. I thought you needed the money more than I so I asked in my blog that they vote for you....

  2. Dear Ann,

    I am thankful for your blog. I am wondering if you are planning to post "How to Survive Cancer, Part 2"?

    Your "Part 1" was beautifully written. You ended with:

    "I want women to cherish their time post-cancer too. Whether cancer does come back a year later or more likely never, they should love and enjoy their lives as quickly as they can. I don't want women to look past beauty to the fear. I want them to look past fear to the beauty.

    I know they'll never forget, but I want them to move on.

    In Part 2, I will have suggestions on how to accomplish this goal, and steps on how I had planned to do it."

    I would love to hear your suggestions on how to accomplish the goal of "looking past fear to the beauty".

    I know that you have other things on your mind right now, but if that post is already written, could you publish it for the benefit of your many readers?

    Happy Thanksgiving, and I hope that you win the contest for best blog!


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