Being the only girl and the youngest in my family, you could say I was never starved for attention. I always enjoyed being in the limelight. Being front & center came naturally to me. As a little girl I was in dance school and couldn’t wait to be on stage at the end of the dance year for the recital, I was in all the school plays and easily made friends.
Today I would say I am still pretty much the same girl. Although my love of the lime light has toned down quite a bit, I still Love to make new friends, feel like I am easy to talk to outgoing and rarely hold back.
I started this blog for a few reasons and 1 of them was to be able to reach out and help other women who may find themselves in a similar situation as I did. Hearing the words “you have cancer” instantly changes your life. I’m not really sure what to compare it to or another way to describe it except it just plain old sucked to hear those words. To this day I am unsure when my exact anniversary is (although I know it today since it was just last week we celebrated 9 years!), I really have to think about when Nates birthday is or even his phone number- but I will never forget March 28 and being diagnosed. I can play the phone conversation with the doctor back in my head in real time and the recall every detail of every moment after that day. Then came so many questions, uncertainties, my head became so filled with racing thoughts.
It’s my goal to share my story with as many people as possible through this blog or any other avenue possible. To be able to help other women get through what I am going through. For me, it is just another way that I am beating down my cancer’s ass and will help others beat theirs too!
It does feel a bit strange at times being so open and feeling a bit on display. But, I am focusing on the good that will come from this. Answering another woman’s question about her hair falling out or how to deal with the mouth sores or something just as simple as how tell people you have cancer would be a privilege.
As you can see (link below) I was interviewed by the Patriot Ledger last week and tomorrow I will be on the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund telethon. I’m a bit nervous to be on TV- that’s a totally new platform for me. Can’t be that hard right?!?!! Just show up with no hair, while I am very, very, very pregnant and tell my story. Easy peasy…. I just keep saying to myself everything will be fine as long as I don’t go into labor and definitely pray my water doesn’t break when I am standing next to Big Papi for a picture! OMG- can you imagine if that happend😬.
I just want to say a HUGE thank you to everybody for supporting me through this blog, by doing so, you too are helping stomp out cancer!!!!! Much love❤️❤️❤️