I will be doing a little writing for Cure Magazine's online version. I'd promised to do this long ago but got sick. Now I'm back at it, and not feeling that well again. I remind myself, correlation does not equal causation meaning, just because I agreed to do it before and got sick, doesn't mean it will happen again. I just need to get out of the house a bit more, I think. I was supposed to start volunteering at my old school but Open House is coming and they had to cancel; she doesn't have time to teach me what to do. So, my chance to get out is gone. I spend far too much time sitting around doing not much these days and to be honest, I'm getting a bit depressed about it.
For CURE, my goal is to write about breast cancer, mostly from the metastatic perspective, but having been Stage 2, I will also touch on things of concern to early stage women as well. If you have a topic you'd like to see me tackle, feel free to suggest it in the comments below.
Here is my latest piece, if you have not seen it:
I also did a video interview with Dr. Rob Rutledge, a radiation oncologist, for their group, Healing and Cancer Foundation. The sound is sometimes rough on my end but it doesn't last all the way through so see if you can struggle through the bad parts.
The organization is located in Canada and do good work, if you can I suggest you look into them. Not many people focus on teaching people to get back to health, and I see it as being very necessary for breast cancer patients.
If you are wondering why I haven't done more videos, it's because YouTube says I cannot monetize them. The thinking is my topic is too depressing. It doesn't seem to matter that they are humor videos, I guess cancer can never be funny. Yes, another rejection in CancerLand. I wasn't expecting to make any money with them anyway, but being told I cannot has affected my desire to complete them. But I will get back into it, there are many more reasons to do it. It was just another demoralizing thought.
I want to once again say thank you to all those who start your Amazon shopping sessions from my blog. I get a little cash in my Amazon account every month and it's nice to buy a treat or gift and not worry about spending the money. I got enough to buy a cheap clothing steamer last month - I hate ironing. Even though I rarely leave the house, it's nice not to be wrinkled when I do. For those who don't know - as an amazon affiliate, if you start a search for a product using the Amazon search box on this blog, anything you put in your cart and check out during that session will credit me a small percentage. So again, thank you.
I also want to thank you for all your support. It has truly been amazing.
Until next time.....
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