Bloggers with breast cancer

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Beating Breast Cancer through blogging

Need a little inspiration to get you through the month? Meet these amazing bloggers who have shared their trials and tribulations while blogging through the fight of their lives.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and while there are many activities to honor the month and opportunities to donate, there are also real people fighting this disease every day.

We want to introduce you to a few inspiring bloggers. Some who have beat breast cancer, some who are still fighting and some who have, sadly, lost their battle. Take a few minutes and visit these amazing ladies. Learn about what life is really like living with breast cancer and what the rest of us might be able to do to show our support for those dealing with this devastating disease every day.

Lemon Drop Pie

Lemon Drop Pie

www.lemondroppie.com

Ginny is a wife and mom who is now cancer free after being diagnosed in her twenties. She is the loving mom to two girls and blogs about the ups and downs of daily life and weaves the realities of life after cancer into her tales of daily life.

Nancy's Point

Nancy's Point

www.nancyspoint.com

Nancy has a beautiful blog dedicated to not only documenting her own journey through breast cancer but the loss of her mother to the disease as well. She offers a place of support and education to anyone who may need it and shares her own thoughts and experiences with admirable honesty.

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Breast Cancer? But Doctor... I hate pink!

Breast Cancer? But Doctor... I hate pink!

www.butdoctorihatepink.com

Living with Stage IV Terminal Cancer, Ann blogs through her days with humor and a light-heartedness that is contagious. Her strength, positive outlook and courage through the fight of her life is an inspiration to say the least.

Real Mom of OC

Real Mom of OC

www.therealmomsofoc.com

A breast cancer survivor and mom of two boys with autism, Rebecca is a true warrior mom. She blogs about her daily life and her new goal to get healthy and become a marathon runner. This blogger will have you off your couch and moving the minute you finish reading.

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Wendy Nielsen writing a new story

Wendy Nielsen writing a new story

www.wendy-nielsen.com

Wendy is a gifted writer and breast cancer survivor. She shares her personal journey through breast cancer as well as helpful information about the disease, answering all of the questions that some are afraid to ask with honesty and openness. Her blog is not to be missed!

Chemobrain

Chemobrain

www.chemo-brain.blogspot.com

AnnMarie is an amazing advocate for women fighting breast cancer. Her blog is not only full of her own raw stories of her struggle with breast cancer but also overflowing with information, current research studies and ways we can all help in the fight.

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Toddler Planet

www.toddlerplanet.wordpress.com

Susan Niebur, an astrophysicist, wife and mother lost her life to mestatic breast cancer earlier this year. She was loved beyond measure by the blogging community, and her blog is a beautiful place to find inspiration and the true strength of the human spirit.

Matron Down Under

www.matrondownunder.blogspot.com

Amy is a wife and mother from the U.S. who is now living in Australia. She is fighting breast cancer along with her sister who was also diagnosed and takes her readers through the ups and downs of it all. You can read post after post of Amy's and never see her without a smile on her face.

Journey Beyond Breast Cancer

www.journeyingbeyondbreastcancer.com

After being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 34, Marie went through intensive treatment and is now a breast cancer survivor who uses her blog to spread inspiration and education. She keeps readers up to date on the latest research and also lends a caring shoulder whenever it is needed.

Get Out Gertrude!

www.getoutgertrude.wordpress.com

This blog chronicles the life and loss of a woman who fought Inflammatory Breast Cancer. You will be inspired by her fight and spirit until the very end but you will also be touched that much more by her children who have continued to pay tribute to her life by posting on her blog.

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Nancy' Point October 07, 2012 | 11:04 AM

Thank you so much for including Nancy's Point in this group. I am honored and humbled. I invite anyone affected in any way by breast cancer to stop by and share. Sharing yourself, or reading what others share, brings healing and takes away some of the fear and mystery that always comes with a cancer diagnosis.

Marie Ennis O'Connor October 07, 2012 | 5:15 AM

Thank you for including my blog Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer on this list. I chose to write about the aftermath of cancer because sometimes there can be a code of silence surrounding what happens when treatment ends. There is an expectation that when you walk out of hospital on that last day of treatment, your cancer story has ended. You are expected to close the page on that chapter and pick up the pieces where you left off before your life was abruptly put on hold with those words “you’ve got cancer”. But it’s not so simple. The fact is that for many cancer survivors the end of treatment can be every bit as terrifying as the day of diagnosis. After cancer, you can feel cut adrift and lost without the regular support and reassurance of your medical team. You may feel emotionally and physically exhausted and you may not be prepared for the deluge of emotions that hits you in the days and weeks that follow. During treatment you have been so caught up in the day-to-day routines of survival that there may be little time to give much thought to anything beyond these routines. Now you may find that it is only when your treatment has finished that the full impact of everything you have been through hits you. And you may be taken by surprise at the intensity of your feelings of vulnerability, sadness and depression. You may be filled alternately with relief and elation at being given a second chance and with anxiety, fear, and uncertainty as you struggle to come to terms with the physical and emotional aftershocks of cancer. It was only through connecting with other bloggers that I came to integrate the experience of breast cancer more meaningfully into my life.

MommaKiss October 03, 2012 | 11:00 AM

Thank you for highlighting all of these amazing women. You're awesome!

Meredith October 02, 2012 | 11:11 AM

I so appreciate this post, and I'm going to pass it on to two of my friends who were diagnosed over the summer. I think this is the perfect dose of inspiration. Thanks so much for putting this out!

Emily October 01, 2012 | 7:03 PM

I agree with Jennifer that these women are so brave to be blogging about their personal journey. I'm sure it's helping SO many people, though. My thoughts and prayers are with all of these women. Keep fighting :)

Emily October 01, 2012 | 7:03 PM

I agree with Jennifer that these women are so brave to be blogging about their personal journey. I'm sure it's helping SO many people, though. My thoughts and prayers are with all of these women. Keep fighting :)

JD @ Honest Mom October 01, 2012 | 5:47 PM

What a fabulous article! I know Wendy, as we're in a couple blogging communities together, and she is inspiring. I followed Susan Niebur for a while - I don't even know how I discovered - and I sobbed like I lost a IRL friend when she passed. What an amazing woman she was.

Jennifer October 01, 2012 | 1:32 PM

What an inspiring article! These women are very courageous to blog about their personal battles with breast cancer. Hopefully their stories will touch other women and help them feel less fear about this disease. I enjoy reading about people’s personal struggles because it helps me with life’s little everyday challenges.

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