Updated: Dec 24, 2021
I'm not here to sugar coat things and blow butterflies up your behind.
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Let's cut to the chase. I was diagnosed at the age of 24 with a rare form of cancer and given less than a 20% chance of living 5 years. So, let's just say, I know what you're feeling. I've been there. I've felt those scary feelings, had those dark thoughts, and rolled around in bed tirelessly on those sleepless nights. I know how alone you feel. I know how much it hurts being so isolated from your friends and family.
Writing my book, A Cancer Made Mess, was hard on so very many levels. Apart from the replay of a time in life I once wished I could forget (which let me tell you, that was rough enough), but I am also a natural intro-vert and prefer to keep things private. I've never been the person to share much on social media or even to chat about my own personal life in casual conversation. I'm more of the person who asks about others lives to avoid talking about my own. That fact is probably the reason it took me 9 years to finally get my butt in gear on getting it published.
I feel it's important for you to know that because I want you to really take in the fact that I've done all of this for one single reason. You. I want to help you. Whether you're a cancer patient, survivor, or someone who knows someone with cancer, my entire reason for going out of my own comfort zone is to help bring healing and awareness to a situation that is often put in the dark and cast aside.
When I was diagnosed I was a complete and utter mess (I mean I was bad guys...). I did just about everything you're not supposed to. And from those mistakes, I have made it my mission to help others not follow down that same path. My goal is to help you not be like I was. Because honestly, being a complete and utter hot mess is not a good approach. Looking back, I wish I had sought after guidance and help, however I did not. So that is precisely why I made this blog, to give you what I so desperately needed.
I want you to know that you are not alone. I want to talk about those things doctors don't warn you about. I want to tell you those things you don't want to hear but need to. I want to shed some light on a very dark subject. I want to help you. I want to guide you. I want to explain all the things that went wrong with me (a lot...) so that it will make your life maybe just a little easier.
So, HOW can I help you?
You are going to be given actionable steps to make your journey easier, less stressful, and maybe even find some mental-emotional healing along the way.
I'm not claiming to be a doctor, a specialist in the field, or some sort of guru. I'm just a normal person that was diagnosed with a very abnormal disease, that now has a deep passion to help others.
I'm not here to sugar coat things and blow butterflies up your behind. The journey set ahead will most likely be the hardest thing you've ever done (or already done) and I feel deeply for you. That's why I'm here. You've either been told you have cancer or a loved one has been diagnosed and you're doing as much searching as you can to try to help them. And that's why you're here. Either case, I truly believe that we've somehow come across each other for a reason on this big world of the internet. And my reason is you.
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