I was recently honored when someone from MD Anderson asked me to contribute to their blog, Cancer Wise. My dad swears I should have seen this coming, but I often think that parents are supposed to tell their kids that they are good writers. I appreciated when he and my mom complimented me about what I had written, but I didn’t feel like I had done anything special.
That said, I think I’m a bit terrified to write for them. This is my space. I have a general idea who is reading and what they want to know. I write about what I experience, how I feel, and some general life things. I do my best to keep everyone as up-to-date as possible, all the while keeping a bit of privacy for me and my family. Cancer Wise is a whole new ball game.
I have no idea what to write. I feel a little like I’ve been thrown in the deep end. I know oh-so-little about sarcoma, what treatments I will be receiving, or anything else really. I was asked to write about how I was diagnosed and why I chose MD Anderson, so those can be done pretty easily. But what happens after that? I certainly don’t feel like an expert on anything.
So I ask: what would you want to know? If you were a recently diagnosed cancer patient or a caregiver for someone with cancer, what would you want to see on the cancer blog? If you, like me, had to travel almost 700 miles to receive treatment, what would you want to know about the hospital before arriving? Would it be interesting to you if I talked about the many ways people have blessed us throughout this journey? Would you care at all about my every day life or would you want me to focus on my cancer journey only? Please – any ideas would very helpful! Thank you!