Shout out

A nice article in WebMD about lung cancer blogs. Mine is highlighted, along with those of my friends Janet Freeman Daly and Lisa Goldman. Also mentioned are the mutation specific groups on Facebook.

Janet relates that at one time she kept a list of all the lung cancer blogs, but now there are too many to do so and this is a good thing. I concur. Back when I started my blog (2009) there wasn’t a whole lot out there. It is wonderful to see so many people sharing their experiences.

Although the title of the article refers to the best blogs, I feel the take away is that the best blog is actually the one that clicks for you.

I started mine because the only other blogs I could find at that time were heavily faith inspired and I wanted the world to know that an irreverent atheist had a fighting chance at survival as well. It was also not lost on me that I had access to some cutting edge care, and that if I could share what I had learned, perhaps it could help others as well.

What I never counted on was how much writing a blog would do for me, the author. Or how it would assist me in building community.

Write on!


5 responses to “Shout out

  1. and thank you so much for continuing!

  2. It’s very inspiring your blog. I got recently my second chest CT scan results. It stated: “almost total regression”, just few days after you got your own superb results! I am 53 Y old guy from Hungary. As an ALK+ patient I am on Alectinib since September 2020. For me the meditation, yoga practices, healthy food, lots of walks, caring wife, lovely kids, nice friends, good health care professionals means the ingredients for healing. In addition, I started recently to paint in watercolor. I know you create artworks too, is there a way for you to share some of them? Looking forward to read your next posts. Regards and send my best wishes: Hunor

  3. Linnea-
    What wonderful affirmation for your blog! And fantastic coming from WebMD, which has such broad reach. Every nod enables more individuals and families to learn from your experiences and those of other members in the community. Well done, dear friend!!! ❤

  4. charlotte Bodding

    Thank you again for your wonderful blog and your connections. I really appreciate it.

  5. I really appreciate and admire your work of sharing knowledge and experience related to your cancer-fighting journey. My friend’s mother has been also diagnosed with cancer recently, and I really want to learn more about useful ways to cheer him up as well as help him out by doing anything possible.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s