Since my husband was diagnosed with cancer way back in 2012, I’ve been trying to convince him to write a blog or a book or a journal. He is a much better writer than I, and since it is his cancer story, I thought it would be best if he told it.
I recently realized that it is not just his story, but as his wife and caregiver, it is mine as well. Since I am not particularly computer savvy, reading information on how to go about starting a blog was my next step. All the experts said that to create a successful blog, one must find a niche. According to “them” one needed to fill a need and write about a passion. Be an expert on something they said.
Well, I couldn’t come up with just one passion or area of expertise. I am a middle aged woman trying to take care of family, self, and give a little back to others. I have always been an optimist and dreamer through and through, but my inner joy has been sorely tested over the past few years. My hope is that this blog will help me in my journey to keep hope alive, age as gracefully as possible, and create a healthier life for my family and as many others as I can drag along in the process! I may write about cancer treatments, essential oil remedies, my dog Max, skin care, and where to get a great margarita all in one post! I really don’t know where this blog will lead, but I hope to post things that will help others who are dealing with similar issues.
So…here I am late at night in my husband’s hospital room writing my first blog post as he sleeps fitfully with 3 IV pumps noisily sending fluids into his central line. A caring nurse comes in occasionally to check his vital signs and infuse more nausea or pain medication to keep him as comfortable as possible. This is where I am right now, so this is where I will start. I don’t have a niche, but I do have a story. We all have a story.