GIVEAWAY: Type A Mom Conference Pass

Chemo kicked me back to reality yesterday. I’ve been handling it REALLY WELL all through the first cycle (three weeks), but starting the pills again in this second cycle just knocked me on my ass. I’m tired, I’m nauseated, the soles of my feet hurt, and it aches in my bones.

I will be okay, I’m sure, but I’m cutting out everything besides my NASA work (which is fantastic for keeping my mind off the cancer and helping me feel useful) and taking care of my family.

Puppy included; she’s going back to the kennel as soon as I can drive her there.

BLOGGERS — I’m cancelling my attendance at Type A Mom next weekend. Want my pass? I’m GIVING it away to one lucky blogger — just tell me in the comments below if you want to go to Type A Mom Conference (in Asheville, next Saturday and Sunday), and I’ll pick a lucky winner at MIDNIGHT tomorrow (so you have time to make travel plans). Tons of bloggers on the East Coast are driving, and some may be willing to share a room, so if you’d like to go too, just tell me you’d like to go, and what you hope to learn. Good luck!


15 Responses to GIVEAWAY: Type A Mom Conference Pass

  1. Stacey says:

    Hi Susan!

    I’m so sorry chemo has knocked you on your ass (for the moment!), but I’m glad that you are taking care of yourself and I hope you will feel better very soon!

    I’m also sorry that I won’t have the pleasure of seeing you again at a blogging conference (we met at BlogHer), and I think it’s very generous that you are offering your ticket to someone for free!

    I live in Asheville and I’d be happy to help your winner find a place to stay.

    Also my book release event (for the children’s book, Ravenna, I gave you at BlogHer) is that Saturday (September 25th) at Malaprop’s at 3 pm – the bookstore is only a few steps from the conference hotel, so I’d love for any of your readers who are coming to Type A Mom to come see me there, too!

    Again, I hope you feel better very soon and I have a chance to connect with the lucky winner of your conference ticket! Take wonderful care, s

  2. Lisa Stone says:

    Hi Susan,

    Just a quick note and hug to say that I hope you feel better, rock star.

    (I can’t attend the Type A conf but you are very kind to give away your ticket to some lucky winner!)


  3. mandibone says:

    I am going to drive from Ohio to Ashville. I am not planning on going to the conference because I can not afford it right now. I figured I can see old friends and make new one just at the hotel. Plus just being without my husband, children and responsibilities will give me time to recharge my batteries.

  4. Megan says:

    I met my friend Dana at Blissdom this year. She is an amazing woman, a great mom, an awesome friend…and a thoughtful blogger!

    Dana would love to join us at Type A … but her checkbook just can’t do it. So, I’d love to surprise her with this ticket. She’d love to learn, dream, inspire, and soak it all in … just like the rest of us.

    Isn’t it amazing that blogs bring us all together … to form real friendships? Please, consider my friend for this amazing opportunity. It would bless us all!

    Thanks for giving this gift away!

  5. Elaine says:

    Sorry the puppy is heading back to the kennel. I’m sure that’s hard on everyone. Hope you get to feeling better soon. I’m NOT entering the give-away. I’m out of town this weekend sans children, so couldn’t do it two weekends in a row.

  6. Sunday says:

    I’m sorry to hear that chemo is living up to its name and kicking you while you’re already down. Is there anything I can do or bring to you that might help? Just name it and I will do it!

    As for the conference pass…I have NO earthly idea how I would get there but I am going to go ahead and put my name in for the giveaway and if God sees fit for me to win I am sure he will find a way to get me there and find an awesome roomie to bunk with.

  7. I’ve been following your story for a while. I’m sorry to hear that you’re not feeling great, but happy that you know when to stop and take care of yourself.

    I would love to learn how to improve my writing and have a chance to connect with other bloggers.

  8. Mo'Betta says:

    Just wanted to wish you the best of luck in dealing with the b*tch chemo and all of its side effects. My dad was diagnosed with Leukemia in October 09, went through 6 rounds of hard core chemo and then had a bone marrow transplant in June. I hate cancer. It’s awesome the way you’ve shared your story and informed so many about IBC. Wishing you well!

  9. Karen says:

    I am so sorry to hear about you being so tired after the chemo. I pray that God will lift you up and take away the side effects. I pray that you will have the strength and energy to take care of your awesome family and those little munchkins. My mom has had breast cancer two times. The first time she didn’t make it to her 5 years but we are praying that this time she will because 5 years is up in December. We are all very aware of breast cancer as it runs on her side of the family. I will continually pray for you and your family. I am so glad that I found your name on twitter so I can follow you. I know that you will be an inspiration to me.

    On another note, it is funny that you mention typeA. I just tweeted Miss Type A herself and asked her if she would sneak me in and told her I would have to wait to budget it in for next year. The conference sounds awesome. I have no idea how I would get there or where I would stay but I would love to have the chance to figure it out.

    I am sorry to hear that at this time you can’t go and what a blessing that you are giving this ticket away. You are a very special person.

    I am not a new follower every where I can find you. I want to keep updated on how you are feeling and will be praying hard for you!

    Your new friend, Karen

  10. Karen says:

    Woops, I just reread the post and said I need to tell you that yes, I want to go and what I want to learn. The real answer is what don’t I want to learn. I have been blogging for 1 1/2 yrs and have really started focusing on my social media career. I want to learn how to get my message of fibromyalgia awareness out there to more people thru the social media. I want to learn everything from all of the awesome speakers. I want to learn how to make money so I can support fibro awareness and so my blog can adopt a Compassion child and also support breast cancer awareness for my mom and heart disease awareness for my dad. I want to learn more about writing. I never like writing and never wanted to write and now I am loving blogging?? HMmmmm…..I want to learn about html so I can figure out my own design and buttons and all that goes with it. I want to learn so much from all of the great bloggers, I can’t begin to say it all. I have never been to a conference. I committed to going to the first Christian blog conference called Relevant in PA in late October and I was just honored by a company called who is paying for my ticket. I am so thrilled because if I could go to typeA and to Relevant, I know that I could make my blog a place to raise fibro awareness to everyone not just to those of us who have it. Thank you for this opportunity. Have a blessed day!

  11. Andrea says:

    Well, damn, when I saw on Twitter you were giving away your pass I came by to sweet talk you into giving it to me, even though I don’t know yet how I’ll get there or where I’d stay, but I’d SO love to go! And then I read your post and thought to myself, well, that just plain sucks. I’m sorry that you feel so sh*tty, but I’m glad you’re getting better and that chemo, while kicking your a$$, is also kicking cancer’s a$$, as well. Hugs to you and thank you for the opportunity to enter, and yet, thank you for just being so open and honest as to post your story. Much strength to you!

  12. Megan says:

    I meant to wrote that you can find my Dana’s blog at {She lives just 45 minutes away from Asheville}

  13. Melinda says:

    I am so sorry the chemotherapy has hit you so hard this time around :(. I was looking forward to meeting you, but I’m glad you aren’t going to push yourself to go. You will be missed *hugs*

  14. amanda says:

    I am not commenting to say I want to go, I am here to petulantly say that this makes me mad. I am up to here with cancer sapping strength, up to here with people struggling and making sacrifices. I know it’s life, I know it’s a gamble, but today, I want this not to be your reality.

    Wishing you strength.

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