Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Fighting Together

Lately I have heard from multiple sources that my blog has been a source of strength for other cancer fighters and caretakers. For anyone who reads this who is also coping with cancer, whether as a patient or a family member/friend, my prayers and thoughts are with you.

Throughout my journey, I have discovered that the Internet can be a terrifying place. Information and the frequency of "worst case" outcomes can seemed biased toward the negative on the Internet, because often those that reach out on the Web are those most in need.

Hopefully, my blog, which I really, truly try to keep as encouraging as possible (Life IS a beach!), serves as a positive reference for those working through a cancer diagnosis. If you have come across this site as part of a broader Internet search, please please remember my negative bias point above. Use the web as a tool to educate yourself, but not as a source to feed the "what ifs."

It saddens me every time I learn of another patient. I wish I were the only one. I am a huge believer in the power of the mind, and of drawing strength from the positive relationships in our lives. If you could use one more friend in your corner, please feel free to find me on Facebook or leave a comment.

In the spirit of using the Internet to brighten our spirits, here's an amusing website I recently came across: When Parents Text.