I’ve been remiss in communicating gracious appreciation for two events:

1) Nomination for the “Beautiful Blogger” Award from Chymeera. Thank you so much! I enjoy your blog and agree that your eyes really do “pop” in that recent photo you posted. Additionally, you are a lovely woman. If this is what you look like when you are going through cancer treatment, when you are feeling better, it’s going to be, “Dang, girl you look fabulous!”


2) Recognition by the Empowered Doctor health news site as a “Top Cancer Blog“.  How cool is that? I know that some of my blog buddies out there have also been recognized the same way. Good for you! I thought it was a “pay us some money and we will advertise your blog” type thing but was pleased to learn that it is not. Forgive my initial cynicism but I get those kinds of calls in my business as a psychologist and they end up being telemarketing calls.


Finally, in the spirit of the “Beautiful Blogger Award”, which is given from one blogger to another, I would like to highlight a blog. There are many wonderful breast cancer blogs but I have up until now, yet to encounter a blog devoted to lymphedema.

Introducing Helen, who “lives in the land down under”. Helen just started the blog, My Lymph Node Transplant. She is a many year uterine cancer survivor. Part of her treatment included removing 22 lymph nodes, which resulted in continuing struggles with lymphedema. I was lucky (knock on wood) to only lose one lymph node as part of a sentinel node biopsy. I knew it could be bothersome and leave one more vulnerable to infection, but I had no idea how serious the condition could get until reading Helen’s blog. She not only describes her own life experience as she awaits her lymph node transplant (a new surgery) in a few days, but has also set up her blog as a treasure trove of clearly written educational information. Check out her blog!