Over the years I have contemplated whether or not this blog is valuable to others and whether or not I should continue posting to it. I get very few comments - even spam comments - compared to the comments which the #gyncsm community blog receives.
I think that I write this blog as much for myself as for others. . I have made some great connections through this blog. And it is a place where I can go back and reread information on tests I had or events I attended or how I felt at a specific time in this journey.
I remember how I felt when I was first diagnosed and didn't know much at all about ovarian cancer. Looking for someone who had a similar experience. So I continue writing.
And then every few years I cross paths on another platform - Facebook group, Smart Patients, Inspire and they ask me if I am the one with the Women of Teal blog. Like this woman who last week responded to a post on another platform that I wrote about the #gyncsm chat on Vaccines.
So great to see you on this site. I’ve read many of your Women of Teal
blogs, but was never able to figure out how to reply with a thank you.
So, thank you for your work and dedication to the OVC community. When I
was diagnosed with stage 3 c ovc in 2015 ... I tried to research information about this
beast of a disease and somehow came upon your site. Your words helped me
to deal with an overwhelming sadness. My doctors told me it would come
back. The fact that you recurred and still continued to give back
always stayed with me.
( public response)
There is my answer. I will continue writing this blog.
Every Day is a Blessing.