Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Truth

Truth be told, I'm not a mountain climber. I like mountains, and I love hiking, but I'm not hard core when it comes to mountains. 'Sorry if you thought this was a blog about a hard-core mountain climber and her battle with breast cancer.

I do, however, have breast cancer.

Twin Peaks refers "twins." I have been officially diagnosed for 40 days. When my doctor explained my cancer to me, he used a twin analogy. I'll share more on that later. Suffice it to say that just as identical twins share DNA, so do breasts. What one twin develops the other is also likely to develop. At least this is what Dr. F tells me.

I have learned a few things in the last 40 days that I never knew before. One of these things is that there is a boatload of managing that comes with a cancer diagnosis. I have to manage information (coming in) and money (going out). I have been blessed with many amazing friends who care about me and want the scoop often. I needed a way to update these people who have come alongside me in this adventure. Texting, emails and phone calls were taking up a lot of time. Hence, the blog.

I am a pretty straightforward person, so if you choose to read this blog, be ready for some gritty truth peppered with humor, salted with tears. Consider yourself warned!


Dawn said...

Boots on, walking stick in hand, pack on my back; WITH you for the duration.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Most excellent blog, dear Christie! And yes, Dawn. Right beside her...