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 45. 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 and a good laugh 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 have teamed up with Susan, a fellow breast cancer blogger (www.sisterearthorganics.wordpress.com), and we have signed a contract with Basic Health Publications to publish our book: 100 Perks of Having Cancer Plus 100 Health Tips for Surviving It. The book is scheduled for release in August, 2013. Our mission is to show people that it is possible to live a healthy and a happy lifestyle following a cancer diagnosis.
While I still struggle at times with health issues, this is a very exciting time for me. Having my dream of being a published author fulfilled (all because of having cancer) is definitely Perk # 101!