Monday, September 10, 2012

A Story To Tell ...

When I was first diagnosed, I began a major internet search. I knew how rare SPTCL was, but I wanted to see if I could find others out there in cyberspace who shared a commonality with me. I posted on every cancer and lymphoma website I could find. After the first week, I received an e-mail from a woman in Milan whose husband was being treated for SPTCL. Her name is Patti, and she and her husband, Fabio have become great friends from afar. Patti and I still correspond on a weekly basis. Her love and support is unending. I can never thank her enough. One day I hope to visit her and Fabio in Italy. I've met so many angels all along my journey. That's why I wrote Living La Vida Lymphoma. The faithful readers of my original blog encouraged me to publish my book. They were the ones who kept me going, encouraging me along the way. When I saw the impact my story provided to others, I knew this project needed to be completed. I've had my share of writer's block at times, especially having to write about the low points. But, I realized that chances were, my readers probably endured some of the same challenges that I experienced, and that spurred me on even more. I have a story to tell ....

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