• I decided to tell the world...

    Asked by somegirlinindy on Sunday, May 19, 2013

    I decided to tell the world...

    I'm still learning to navigate my thoughts as a cancer patient and I feel positive that I'm making progress in the right direction. Since I work as community manager, I decided early on to own my voice behind the experience. This is the note I shared on social media before my first treatment last Friday. http://www.scribd.com/doc/141991937/Public-Announcement

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    • FreeBird's Avatar

      Good luck to you. What exactly is "meal train?"

      almost 9 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I applaud your being able to tell it from the mountain top! After all, you might as well "own" the experience and the information that is given out. When i was diagnosed the first time I seen a friend in the middle of the small town I was from when I was back visiting. He looked shocked to see me, and said he had heard I had died from cancer. That's what happens if you don't get the information out. We wish you the best. Your blog can be auto synched to your WhatNext account so that everytime you post your blog, it will post here.

      Let me know if you need help doing this.

      almost 9 years ago
    • SpunkyS's Avatar

      Wow! What guts and positive approach.

      almost 9 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Good luck and healing vibes. I applaud you openness and candor.

      almost 9 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Freebird meal train is a website that allows people to sign up and provide meals and support for people who are ill, just had a baby, etc you can find out more at http://www.mealtrain.com/. Many of us have participated in and/or been the recipients of this type of kindness, this is the first time I have seen a website that helps organize it, it is usually done via phone calls with one or two people coordinating the effort.

      almost 9 years ago
    • somegirlinindy's Avatar

      @FreeBird, To echo SueRae1, meantrain (mealtrain.com) let's you create a schedule of needs (meals, rides, donations, errands, whatever) and share if with you community. I just started using it, but have already have a positive experience. It's made it nicer/easier for my fiends that are helping to coordinate on my behalf and keeps the communication simple for people looking for ways to help!


      And thanks for the positive support!

      almost 9 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      I had the occasion yesterday to follow your post to the scribe site you mentioned and I must say that I am quite impressed. You seem to have the right attitude and I can see by those here and I am sure in your community, that all will gain a knowledge and strength from your words. The most unappreciated victories are those not spoken of. So here today on this post, I salute your endeavors and yield to the warrior that you be have become. You do this site a grand justice by your words and actions and many I am sure will know of all you have done and will do on this unexpected journey you have placed your foot upon. I look forward to the blog. In any battle the greatest weapon is the spoken or written word. Kahlil Gibran once said of this, "They dip their pens in our hearts and they think they are inspired." So inspire this community Denver, light us all up. You have it within you to light up an awareness in a way that will do all members here proud, including the medical community I represent. Good luck, Carm RN.

      almost 9 years ago
    • WendyLew's Avatar

      great word! sounds like you have a positive attitude which is 90% of the battle!

      almost 9 years ago

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