Monday, May 24, 2010

Thinking of Daria

One "meets" all sort of people in the world of blogland and cancer. Sometimes it feels as if everyone who has cancer starts a blog. I know it was something I decided to do the day I was diagnosed. Not sure why. Until then I had been dead against starting a blog. Anyway, it has been great, well, at least for me. At first it was an ideal way to communicate with friends far away and keep them posted. Even friends nearby, when it was hard to repeat things again and again. But now it really helps me.
Anyway, I read blog after blog after blog on the Internet. But only a few really click me with me. One is Julie Goodale's Fitness for Survivors and the other now is Daria's Living with Cancer.
Daria lives in Edmonton, Canada.Her profile reads: "My cancer journey started at the age of 39 when I was first diagnosed with breast cancer. Treatment included radiation and chemotherapy as well as hormone therapy. In 2004, I had a recurrence in my chest area. The hormone therapy was changed with no other cancer to be found. Fast forward to 2008, an annual mammogram showed a lump in my left breast. After numerous scans and tests, the news was not good … cancer in my lungs, liver and bones. I've been on chemotherapy since August 2008."
Chemo since August 2008 sounds daunting, more than daunting but Daria is cheerful. And her blog is breezy and informative. Just seen she has another blog too, called Finding Meaning, but also see she has not written on it for a while.
Go for it, Daria! Think of you a lot. You sound like an amazing person. Would love to come visit you, take you for tea/whatever but you are in Canada and I am in South Africa.


  1. Gillian ... thank you so much for your kind words.

    Wishing you all the best!

  2. Daria is a wonderful person, isnt she? Nice to meet you too!