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    So I've been writing a blog, begun four months ago when my diagnosis first descended and my treatment regimen first began. It's a tale of my journey through a young life turned upside down, and a collection of the ways and means by which I try to stay balanced, and keep a clear and truthful view even as circumstances would conspire to cloud and darken my vision and my hopes.

    The central thesis is that cancer, or any personal upheaval disaster really, is no good reason not to keep right on laughing at things that are funny. There's also a healthy dose of my own personal philosophy and analytical nature throughout. Should anyone be curious to join me on these windows into my journey, feel free to come walk with me awhile and leave me a blog comment there, or here. I love to make new friends!

    Entry #1: Pushing Off From The Shores

    http://perspectiveodysseum.blogspot.com/2013/05/01-pushing-off-from-shores.html

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      debbie1951

      Love your blog - great writing. Man, you capture the guts of this experience. You should write a book, but guess you hear that all the time!

      over 6 years ago
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    In the spirit of being so new to What'sNext, here's a photo of me just prior to my cancer diagnosis; the cup there is the contrast solution for the CT scan that would identify the tumor in my chest.

    Start positive, stay positive. It became something of a mantra later on.

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      fredreiss

      Nothing like a contrast solution. I've come out of cancer twice. My new contrast solution: beer!

      over 6 years ago
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      acshipway

      Sounds like a good mantra, stick with it! The banana flavor contrast is NASTY!

      over 6 years ago
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      GregP_WN

      Welcome to the site Joey, and I like that attitude. Stay positive, fight positive and it ends positive.

      over 6 years ago
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    Hi there, sir! My best friend Kathleen (username: swinginpoet) just today directed me here to her account, where she'd posted some photos and information about my battle with cancer over the past several months, and I saw a comment reply where you'd mentioned instructions on how to link the blog I've been writing about my experiences here for anyone who needed some help figuring out how. Any chance for with some direction getting started, or any other way in which my skillset as a writer might be of service?

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      GregP_WN

      Hi Joey, thanks for stopping by, I hope you're doing well.
      First go to your home page
      then look up in top right hand corner for your account link
      Click the account link when that page opens look for the RSS Feed slot over on the right side.
      Enter your site's URL for your RSS FEED for your blog there. That's it. each time you post a blog post it will automatically be posted to your WhatNext page too.
      Let me know if you have any trouble doing this.

      As for other ways you can help. Just being on the site and being active answering questions that you have some experience in is great. We do take guest blog posts from people from time to time also, if you would be interested in submitting a blog post for our site's blog. You can find our blog by clicking the blog link, scroll through and read some to get an idea of what we usually post. I can send you a copy of our guidelines for blogs if you like.

      Let me know, Thanks again for being with us.

      over 6 years ago
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