And now, the stories of the fighters. These are the women I am going into battle with. These are the women who are fighting their own battles, right beside me, and who are mustering the forces to defeat the enemy that is breast cancer. We will line up together and fight this beast. We will keep at it until he is whittled down to a worm. And then we will step on him. We will survive. Because we have little children, and husbands, and friends who love us. And we will blog through it, because cancer is now just one more part of our full, active, exciting lives. Cancer is a diagnosis. We are people. Your friends. Your neighbors. The gal over here in the blogosphere.
Until there is a cure, we must keep fighting.
Here are two amazing moms I’ve just met who were recently (very recently) diagnosed.
And here are two more relating their experience in a way that I just can’t stop reading:
There are also women out there blogging through it as they survive cancer, beat this thing, and move on with their lives as women, with or without continuing therapy and treatments. Three cheers for Brave as a Tiger, Strong as an Ox, The Cancer Grrrl, Truesurvivor, Two Hands, Fighting Breast Cancer, Beating Breast Cancer, The Cancer Blog, and, of course, the very recent survivor Leanne from Follow Lingling as She Gives Lymphoma a Beatdown. They are all amazing.
I know this is exhausting. I know stuff like this is heavy, and perhaps you’re into blogging for a release or a little fun while the kids nap. I’m sorry to be so obsessed right now. Feel free to click away.
Just please, don’t look away if I pass you on the street or walk a thread of comments behind you in the blogosphere.
I am preparing for a battle, and this, for at least a little while, is now the story of my fight.