Sunday, March 26, 2006

On blog reading

I have a huge list of blogs I read semi-regularally. Old friends (e.g.Joy, Dammit), Friends of Friends (e.g.MissS), Internet Friends (e.g.Sue, Boogs, G), and family Rachel. But the ones I read most often and most intently are cancer blogs. Despite how I try to pretend it never happened,* I am still drawn to other stories. I follow their stories despite not knowing anything about them, other than they have cancer. Some has blogs like mine, intended to keep people they know up to date. Some have blogs that obviously their friends and familes don't read. It always amazes me when I stumble across a blog that links back to mine, since I live in this illusion that no one much follows it. But, 10,000 viewers can't be wrong, eh? I don't, however, live under the assumption I'm as well read as Rae or Louise. :)

Anyway, the point of the seemingly pointless rambling - I follow cancer stories the most, and the stories move me. Sometimes to tears. Terrie's passing, a year ago this week, was the first one that really hit me hard. She was dianosed a couple months prior to me. I had been on the Hodgkin's list with her. She is missed. And then, in my weekly Sunday night blog reading, I read Amanda's post from last Sunday. I can't get it out of my mind. I think I need to put down this computer and go hug my husband - who is sitting in front of his computer 10 feet away, but directly above me. Seperated by floor joists and drywall. I love you Kyle. Now lets get off the computers.

* I was trying to explain my thoughts on my cancer expierence to ThePoet earlier this week. Its complicated. I think I confused her. But, keep her in your thoughts. Her mom is going through some nasty chemo right now.

3 Comments:

Blogger Gypsy said...

Ugh. That's tragic. My prayers go out to everyone affected by this disease. {hug}

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Miss S said...

You read Amanda? Wow. I found that one from www.debutaunt.com (another amazing gal!)
Hope things are well for you. :)

5:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cancer treatment brings community with it and while leave behind your friends and family just because you have finished treatment. Your blog made me remember a lot from my own experience (13 years in remission as of last July), starting with live every day and don't sweat the small stuff...

Thanks,
Kate
http://www.babylune.com

5:11 AM  

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