I haven’t written a blog post here in quite some time. So I will start off just by mentioning that I am fine. In a few weeks I will be four years cancer-free. The uncomfortable truth is that when a cancer blogger stops blogging, it isn’t always because she has “moved on” from the cancer experience and is out living an enlightened life. Sometimes the blog just stops because she has been swept away by the disease.
More than a year ago, one of my breast cancer blogging friends stopped posting without explanation. I had been away from the message board where we had first become acquainted, and it wasn’t until I started sifting through old message board posts, looking for my fellow blogger, that I discovered that she had passed away. Her blog is still up and occasionally I stop in there and look at her exquisite nature photography, and I think about her and her family and I miss this woman who I never met.
The Young Survival Coalition occasionally provides a telephone support call called “Grief Matters…Let’s Talk About It.” While I have yet to be able to participate, I hold out hope that sooner or later I will get to be part of that call. The folks at the Young Survival Coalition recognize that those of us who open ourselves up to the breast cancer community risk grief on a regular basis.
If you are not familiar with the Young Survival Coalition, hop yourself over there. NOW! They have a fantastic new web design, too.