Some people just seem to be 'doers.'
Since I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, in January 2006, I have bemoaned the lack of resources for mothers with cancer. I have attempted to address this problem by blogging here and by seeking out like-minded women in my online community.
But one woman I know (and I only found her recently through BlogHer, although I can't imagine how I missed this incredible mom, blogger and recent survivor of inflammatory breast cancer), not only noted the lack of resources for moms, she set out to do something about it. Susan (aka Whymommy) proposed a group blog that would act as a resource for mothers with cancer and within days has signed up sixteen moms, registered the domain name, set up the blog, posted profiles and got the word out that it was time for introductory posts to be posted. It all happened so fast, my head is still spinning.
Mothers with Cancer officially launched today and my introductory post went up last Friday. But don't just read my story (many of you know it already), check out the other women who are blogging there as well.
Each story is as individual as the woman who wrote it. We differ in writing styles, kinds of cancer, date of diagnosis, treatment experiences and prognoses. Our children are all different ages and our parenting styles no doubt differ as well. But we are all mothers with cancer, who want the best for our kids and who want to reach out to others who may find themselves in the same situation.
I feel very honoured to be a part of this group.
Update: Speaking of parenting through cancer, my new post is up at MyBreastCancerNetwork.com.