Linky Love = Love for each other

Out here in the Blogosphere, we often joke about “linky love” when we link back to a blogfriend’s post, or when we give each other blogosphere awards.  It’s true, seeing someone link back to you makes you feel warm and fuzzy all over.  Today, I am up to my eyeballs in warm fuzzies.  I can’t tell you how good it feels to know that the word is getting out about inflammatory breast cancer!  Hurrah!  Women are hearing about the symptoms, and – more often than not – saying “I didn’t know.  Thanks.”  I’ve even read several comments from women who HAVE one or more of the symptoms and are going to their doctor this week.  AWESOME.  Early detection is critical.

Today, the linky love is going back to you — the ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-THREE of you (so far!) who have posted this post on inflammatory breast cancer or linked back here with a recommendation to read it.  You are wonderful.  You are amazing.  You are saving women’s lives.

Let’s keep it going.  If you’re new to this site and just appeared here via a link from someone else’s post, WELCOME.  Please lift the post about inflammatory breast cancer and post it at your web site.  You reach women I don’t reach.  You know women I don’t know.  You love women who need to know.  You don’t have to have a lump to have breast cancer. 

Just ask any of these women and men, who have posted the post or a link to it out of love for their friends and readers.

Chicken and Cheese – July 2007 

Pundit Mom – July 22  

Depths of Despair – July 23  

Life Gives You Lemons – July 23 and July 24  

PT-LawMom – July 23, 2007 

Lost in BohemiaJuly 23, 2007 

I Should Have Bred Iguanas – July 23, 2007 

Practice Living – July 23, 2007 

Stimeyland – July 23, 2007  

Hopes and Prayers for a Cancer Free Tomorrow – July 23, 2007  

Hormone Colored Days – July 24, 2007 

Running Home – July 24, 2007 

Playgroups are No Place For Children – July 24, 2007 

Temporarily Me – July 24, 2007 

Cool Beans – July 24, 2007  

Healthy Living Equals Happy Families – July 24, 2007  

No, Mommy – July 24, 2007 

Milkweed Hill and Beyond – July 24, 2007 

Most | Least – July 25, 2007 

D. Savta’s web log – July 25, 2007  

Moosh in Indy – July 25, 2007  

Joy and Chaos – July 25, 2007 

Mommy Off the Record– July 25, 2007 

Lavender Lily– July 25, 2007  

Crib Chronicles– July 25, 2007  

Useless Ramblings – July 26, 2007 

B & The Boy – July 26, 2007 

United States of Motherhood – July 26, 2007  

Daily Thoughts of a Scrapbook Mom – July 26, 2007 

Cakerwalkers – July 26, 2007  

Quotes and Jokes – July 26, 2007  

Backwards on the Stairmaster – July 26, 2007  

Lawyer Mama – July 26, 2007  

… Whatever … — July 25, 2007  

It’s an Insane World Out There – July 25, 2007  

Simply You Photography – July 25, 2007 

Don’t Take the Repeats – July 26, 2007 

Miscellaneous Adventures of an Aussie Mum – July 27, 2007 

Working Momma 24/7 – July 27, 2007 

Mamma Maven – July 27, 2007  

ValueWit – July 27, 2007  

I Can’t Complain Any More Than Usual – July 27, 2007  

Reflecting – July 27, 2007 

Whirlwind – July 27, 2007 

Toddler Drama – July 23, 2007 

Mama Made – July 26, 2007  

Woman with a Hatchet – July 27, 2007 

Magpie Musing – July 27, 2007 

Deal With It, Girls Rule! – July 27, 2007 

24/7 – July 27, 2007  

DL Busse’s Journal – July 27, 2007 

Alissa’s Adventures – July 27, 2007  

A Madison Mom – July 27, 2007 

Wendster’s Blog – July 28, 2007 

World of One Thousand Different Things – July 28, 2007 

I’ll Take Two of Those, In Pink Please – July 27, 2007  

Changing More than Diapers – July 28, 2007 

The Lady Speaks – July 28, 2007  

Mommyville – July 28, 2007   

Breastfeeding Mums Blog – July 28, 2007  

A Journey of 1,000 Stitches Begins with Just One – July 28, 2007 

The Ramblings of a Woman – July 28, 2007 

The Stallworth Family – July 28, 2007  

Musings of a Crunchy, Domestic Goddess – July 28, 2007 

Thoughts and Stitches – July 28, 2007 

The Whole Family – July 28, 2007 

Mama DB – July 28, 2007  

Slouching Mom – July 28, 2007 

Laura William’s Musings – July 28, 2007  

Law & Motherhood – July 28, 2007 

Radiant Twist – July 28, 2007 

Do you not know what causes that?  July 28, 2007 

My Photos and Creations – July 28, 2007  

Living and Loving Every Minute of it!  July 28, 2007 

Southern-Fried Chicky – July 28, 2007  

Vivacious Vegan – July 28, 2007  

The Ramblings of a Woman – July 28, 2007 

Maya’s Mom | AmyGeekGirl – July 28, 2007 

All Mom Health – July 29, 2007  

Surviving in the Kitchen – July 29, 2007 

My Name is Mommy – July 28, 2007 

Hank and Willie – July 29, 2007    

The Adventures of Mr. T – July 29, 2007 

Phobia of Shae – July 28, 2007 

Fertile Mertile – July 29, 2007 

Sunny Days at the Beach – July 29, 2007  

Baa Sheep – July 29, 2007 

Surviving – July 29, 2007 

5 Minutes for Mom – July 28, 2007  

Boo Mama – July 29, 2007  

Looky Daddy– July 25, 2007  

All Things Angela – July 23, 2007  

All’s Quiet on the Home Front – July 23, 2007 

Life as I know It – July 24, 2007 

Are We There Yet? – July 25, 2007 

Dawn’s Site– July 25, 2007 

Cootie Chronicles – July 27, 2007 

Gaining Balance – July 25, 2007  

Mumblngs of Me – July 27, 2007  

Totally Random Mom – July 27, 2007  

Come on Along! – July 27, 2007 

Stay at Home in Suburbia – July 26, 2007 

Burgh Baby – July 25, 2007  

Common Mom, Uncommon Sense – July 28, 2007  

Faith Lifts – July 28, 2007  

The Truest Thing – July 28, 2007 

Love, Life, Family, and then some – July 28, 2007  

Ravelry (beta version; password protected) 

Magical Rose Garden – July 28, 2007  

Right Truth – July 28, 2007

Knitting on an Island – July 29, 2007 

FluffyKnitterDeb – July 29, 2007  

Grasshoppers | Ning – July 29, 2007 

Two Boys and a Girl – July 25, 2007 

MamaLaw – July 25, 2007 

About.Com: Pregnancy and Childbirth – July 26, 2007 

My Two Shews – July 25, 2007 

Gigi Designs – July 30. 2007 

Quantum Leap – July 29, 2007 

Barbara’s Tchatzkahs – July 29, 2007  

A Faeryland Mom’s … Something – July 29, 2007  

What Works for Us – July 23, 2007 

Adventures in Babywearing – July 29, 2007

(If you’d like your site to be listed here, GREAT.  Just leave me a comment with the link to your post about IBC so I can find you.)  Thank you!

68 Responses to Linky Love = Love for each other

  1. whymommy says:

    The first link in my next post of linky love will be E’s:

    Who’s next?

  2. jtcosby says:

    Thank you for being you. You are precious and wonderfully made….God has big plans for you…love,Tamara

  3. practiceliving says:

    Thank you SO much for all you are doing to raise awareness of this disease, WhyMommy. Thank you for encouraging US to do what we can to help – to support you with positive thought and educate more women.

    Scrolling down this list just makes my heart swell at all the goodness in the world, all the love around the blogosphere.

  4. NYfriend says:

    Wow!! What a huge list! Way to go WhyMommy!

  5. Colleen says:

    Amazing… you have touched so many people! Just… wow!

  6. E :) says:

    You are doing great things. I’m so happy to be able to follow your lead on this issue.

  7. Jamie says:

    It’s amazing how fast the word can spread in this crazy internet world we rely on. This *will* help somebody…simply amazing.

  8. Sending all my positive best wishes along to you, and hopefully a number of people who read my tweets at will visit as well. You’re inspiring.

  9. April W says:

    I was writing a post about the Relay for life and I happened to come across a post about you beforehand. I will now add you to my list of people I am walking for. We do need to get the word out . I am doing all I can personally and it is for you and everyone who is suffering like you. My prayers are with you and your family.

  10. Donna says:

    I found your site through Mayas Mom. I will post on my blog tonight. Thanks so much for posting your journey and telling other women about it!

  11. Danielle says:

    Girl, you were busy today! Hope you are doing well and I’m thinking good thoughts for you!

  12. motherbumper says:

    I know people have already said it but WOW – knowledge is the best defense – well done.

  13. I’ve posted, but not for a link…because this really is important. My prayers continue for your healing and for your strength in your mission to inform other women.

    You are a gem of a lady. I admire you.

  14. Colloquium says:

    Monday Candle Moment: Whymommy, All Fighting Cancer and Those Who Love Them

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  15. JHS says:

    Hi Whymommy!

    I joined the team, postd the badge and your words in my Monday Candle Moment & just ordered a t-shirt that I am going to wear as a way of telling all the women I encounter about IBC. My hubby and I were just talking . . . I said, “Have you ever heard of this?” and he just stared at me. He just walked out the door to go to work and I told him to talk to the women in his workplace on break about this (delicately, of course).

    It’s late, so must run for now . . . I will be back, however.

    Blessings to you and your family!

  16. leeshamak says:

    What a list! I hope you can feel the love~ I will be thinking of you today~ You are inspiring me to live bigger today….
    God Bless you and your family!

  17. Kristin says:

    I just blatantly stole and posted your writing last night. Great timing. I don’t need a link, though. I just wanted to get it up there.

  18. sam says:

    I’m speechless. I really am. This is truly amazing, and you deserve nothing less.

    BTW, I posted another link, with a funny video, just for you!

  19. ~JJ! says:

    How awesome is that?

    What a set of links!!!

  20. christine says:

    amazing! i sent the post via email to all my female friends.

  21. MemeGRL says:

    You’re on. Thanks for the post and the reminder. If you want to talk to one of the other 100,000 who is happy to be a few years removed from diagnosis at this point, please email me and I’ll put you in touch.
    Sorry I haven’t had time to read the whole series of posts yet but found this (thanks to BooMama, of course) and took the opportunity to spread the word once again about this insidious thing. Hang in there. Fight hard. You can do it.

  22. Matt says:

    Damn, I might have to start a blog just to create a link for men to read. As LHS pointed out, husbands would be scared shitless about this, too. Any of you ladies have a mate/friend who blogs? Still sending you positive energy. You’re on my mind a lot.

  23. nicole says:

    don’t worry about linking to me. I just wanted to let you know that I posted a link to your post about IBC. Thanks for getting the word out. Prayers for you and your family.

  24. twithhoney says:

    I finally got around to putting your post on my blog. Looks like the word is spreading as fast as the cancer does!

  25. Melene says:

    In honor of you and my first ever mammogram tomorrow, I have a link to your post. Thank you for sharing this with us. I am praying for you.

  26. Damselfly says:

    Look what you started! This is great.

  27. Mom Tu-Tu says:

    I just posted your link over at my blog.

  28. I plan to do the same and I’ll let you know.

    Best wishes to you in your treatment and recovery. You’ve got armies of people cheering you on.

  29. MammaLoves says:

    We talked about you all weekend. You were missed. Truly.

    Hopefully a conversation Canape and I had with a certain someone may turn into an opportunity to get the word out more.

    I’ll post soon. I think of you every day.

  30. NoMommy says:

    You are doing amazing things!

    All my best.

  31. ohamanda says:

    Awesome! I linked to you and let everyone know on my ivillage messageboard, too!

  32. Melissa says:

    Hi, I just wanted to let you know I have posted it also. I am praying for you and your family.

  33. Luanne says:

    You rock my socks, just so ya know! Those blankets are coming your way soon!

  34. mamalang says:

    I would love to be included…Breast Cancer of any kind has become a very near and dear cause to me, and any support I can provide to you makes me happy 🙂

  35. ohgrammy says:

    This is so amazing! YOU are so amazing!!!

  36. Mama Luxe says:

    It is easy to give linky love to someone as inspiring as you are.

    You are going to save someone’s life.

    I am proud to put your button on both my blogs and I also added a link on one blog and a full post on the other:

    I’ll be visiting and thinking of you…

  37. gwen says:

    Your are so amazing. Thank you for sharing.

  38. issycat says:

    Mine is up.
    I am wishing you the best.
    Thank you for sharing your story.

  39. Cari says:

    Thinking of you and yours and sending our family’s thoughts and prayers.

  40. MamaLee says:

    Mine is up to coincide with the anniversary of my Dad’s passing from Leukemia.

    Together, we stay STRONG. Lots of prayers. xoxo

  41. Polly says:

    I’ve been reading you since I learned of you from my chum Brian at Looky, Daddy! I wish you all the strength and love you can marshall — and you sure are marshalling a helluva lot online, sister! Meanwhile, I posted your purloined piece at

    Viva Whymommy!

  42. carrie says:

    I will definitely be stealing that and sharing it with those I love. You, you are a beacon, an inspiration and a rock for women everywhere. Your bravery is astonishing and, I’m sure you’ve heard it a thousand times, inspiring.

  43. Maya says:

    I read about this on several blogs and have passing it onto everyone. I will continue to follow your story!

  44. Christy says:

    Wow, I had no idea about IBC. Thank you. You are an inspiration for sure. I have watched my mom go through tests for lumps before (we have been lucky as they are nothing), but never knew there was a risk beyond that. I want to do my part and help spread your story.

  45. I have put a link to your post on my blog. I’m sure you’ve helped so many people. I can only imagine how hard it must be not only to deal with this yourself, but to be so public about it. But I have no doubt you are saving lives!

  46. Christie says:

    I reposted your article on my blog. Thanks for making your struggle public. You may never know how many lives you have saved. I wish you health and a speedy recovery.

  47. Kristin says:

    Another parent blogger re-posting this for you! I’ve read a lot of my favorite mom blogger’s links back to you & I’ve decided to add this to my personal training blog (I have a family blog as well). I think this is great information & it will help so many women across the world. Thank you!!

  48. Amanda says:

    In the midst of your battle you find the energy to inform and encourage others. You go, Whymommy!

    You can add me to the list of people who are proud to help spread the word. Fight on!

  49. Linda of LQ says:

    I just found your site and all I could do was immediately post your advice on my site. Best, best wishes from a mom with 2 kids the same ages as yours. People you don’t know are pulling for you.

  50. Tere says:

    Still praying for you and sending positive thoughts and wishes.

    Here’s my post:

  51. Kim says:

    I found you through mothergoosemouse and had to immediately link to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers for strength and courage.

    Here’s my link:

    God bless…

  52. Terri Holley says:

    God Bless You!! You are in my prayers at The Health and Life Mixing Bowl.

  53. Crimson Wife says:

    I found your site through MC Miliker’s blog “The Not Quite Crunchy Parent”. You are in my prayers for a speedy and complete recovery 🙂

    I did a post here.

  54. Mine’s up as my Works For Me Wednesday post for this week. Should get a lot more traffic that way.

    Thinking of you, as always.

  55. Momish says:

    You are an amazing woman! I am new here and don’t know you very well, but have to carry on your mission over at my site. God bless! You are in our prayers! And thank you for your courage and concern!

  56. miguelina. says:

    I didn’t know. Thanks for educating us – glad to be able to help, even if it is such a small way—an.html

  57. Monica C. says:

    I posted your post:

    – and I’ll be praying for you!

  58. I posted your post

    You are an amazing woman and thank you for bringing this very scary form of breast cancer to my attention. You are in our prayers.

  59. DangerDoll says:

    I found your story through Heather at DKY Bar and Grill ( and did a post of my own today.

    Sorry I don’t know how to do the links…

    I wish you every good thing.

  60. whymommy says:

    This is seriously awesome. NINETY-ONE MORE posts have poured in since I posted this on Sunday. Look for another roundup as soon as I can get it formatted! And I’ll do another one the week after that, and the week after that, until everyone knows.

  61. Carrie says:

    Linky posted:


    Anything I can do to help.

  62. BetteJo says:

    I’m sorry it took so long, but I put your story on my blog today. I hope you don’t mind my using your picture but I thought it and you are beautiful.

  63. Amanda says:

    Sending best wishes your way. You have definitely given life saving information to many many people, me included. Get well!!
    I reposted your inflammatory breast cancer post at

  64. Sue says:

    I just linked to you too — thanks for being such a powerful advocate, even when you don’t have the energy!

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