More Cancer Karma

February 1, 2010 at 7:52 PM (Karma) (, , , , , , , , )

Once I had this blog up and running, I spent some time fleshing out the peripherals and racking up a pretty sweet blogroll. There are quite a few sassy cancer babes out there and some of them are terrific writers, too. It’s startling/depressing/comforting to discover that one or two of them seem to be living lives that are parallel to my own: young kids, solid marriage, suburban poster children, fighting like hell, still putting on makeup. Naming their wigs.

I don’t want to seem like I’m shamelessly trolling for readership, but the reason I started blogging in the first place (aside from a little ego-stroking) was to link up fierce cancer babes all over and build some support, outside of the established cancer communities, for keeping sane and surviving with your personality and sense of humor in tact. So I started dropping some comments on the blogs that really hit home – experiences I could relate to, really poignantly aching displays of honesty, hysterical tales of mishaps and chemo-induced forgetfulness. And one of the babes who read my comments and wrote back was My Name Is Not Cancer Girl, who’s knocking BC on its butt in the ATL while taking care of her family. And naming her wig. Now we read each other’s blogs and offer support and wiseacre commentary, just like I had hoped.

Last weekend I got an email from an old school friend (thank you, facebook) who wanted to introduce to me a dear friend of hers who’s fighting cancer, with a new bone metastasis, in Atlanta. I wrote back to say that I’m always happy (well, you know what I mean) to meet a new cancer chick and share tips, gripes, horror stories, etc. As I was writing the body of the email, I had a little tickle in the back of my brain… “Is there any chance she blogs? I asked. Bet you can’t guess the answer.

Karma? Coincidence? What do you think?

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  1. Ashleigh said,

    KARMA rocks Sarah and so do you!

  2. Kristen Brooks said,

    I am sad that this is what has brought you two together….but for each of you I am so happy that I have tears in my eyes… two kick ass cancer chicks…

  3. Boston Mamas said,

    You know it. And are rocking it.

  4. mynameisnotcancergirl said,

    I can’t tell you how many people I’ve told this story to already…and that was before my blog post. I love how life works (sometimes, anyway) and how people get thrown together in ways that make you hmmmmmm.

    Thanks for taking the journey with me, and for making me smile along the way.

    I’m off to drink my water, and head to bed if the steroids will let me.

  5. mynameisnotcancergirl said,

    Martinis, margaritas, whatever…I’m all game for a drink or 2 with you.

    I think YOU ROCK too (I almost said you are “da bomb”, but I think that went out about 6 years ago). I am so.painfully.uncool.

  6. themudroom said,

    Isn’t this BIG blogging world so amazingly little? There’s a reason for everything. Very, very cool.

  7. Ann said,

    Well, shoot, I feel so left out. You find men in kilts, fellow bloggers…….maybe I should give my wigs names. Is “freaking uncomfortable” a good one?

  8. sandhy said,

    “link up fierce cancer babes all over and build some support, outside of the established cancer communities, for keeping sane and surviving with your personality and sense of humor in tact”

    same here – when I was first diagnosed, all I could find was horrendous FACTs [bah – facts?] – ugh. I didn’t know about blogging until I started doing it – but it’s the best!! I have met so many amazing women, with such hilarious view points on cancer. And I have so much support. Cyber or otherwise, it’s fantastic.
    The mudroom is right – this BIG blogging world IS so amazingly little once you start chatting to people.

    Glad we met too :o)
    PS:: why can’t I follow your blog? Is it me or is it not possible?

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  10. Sue said,

    Ah, the naming of the wigs…Tamika (brownish/shoulder-length/straight) went everywhere with me for a few weeks after I shaved my scraggly hairs!

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