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A lot has happened since I began this blog in October, 2011, so I thought it fitting to write a new “About Me”. For example, I am no longer 44, I am now 48. I no longer consider myself a cancer warrior, but rather a cancer survivor. I also have come to realize that I was a survivor all along, even when cancer was invading my body. Being a survivor is not all about being cancer free….it is about attitude!
When I started blogging the perks of having cancer, I had no idea how it would change my life! It began as a little project to keep my spirits up through my cancer treatments. Soon I discovered that not only was the blog helping me, but there were others out there getting inspiration from what I was writing.
Soon the local media took an interest in what I was doing, and I got to enjoy my “15 minutes of fame!” When a reporter who was covering my story suggested, “This sounds like a book in the making…” a lightbulb went off in my head. A BOOK! That would be a dream come true. So I teamed up with Susan Gonzalez, a fellow breast cancer blogger, and we wrote our book: 100 Perks of Having Cancer Plus 100 Health Tips for Surviving It. Our mission is to show people that it is possible to live a healthy and a happy lifestyle following a cancer diagnosis.
Although I was given only a 50% chance of surviving for 5 years, I am approaching year 4 and still cancer free. I credit my good health to incorporating the 4 Keys to Survivorship into my life. If you want to know more about these keys, and improve your odds of surviving cancer, check out my new website: Cancer Plan 4 Life. Survive and Thrive!