As a general rule of thumb, I’ve always tried to keep Facebook and other social media posts and pictures positive and lighthearted. Unfortunately, today I will need to break my own rule. Last week I was diagnosed with a rare type of pancreatic cancer. I’ve chosen to share this message with my social media circle of friends, because I know I’ll need your support. Getting through this battle is going to take a village and my family and I are going to need all the love we can get.
I am sure that many of my friends are going to have questions, so I have started a blog called The Big C in LC (thebigcinlc.wordpress.com) to keep everyone as up to date as possible.
Do me a favor and DO NOT Google pancreatic cancer, because I have the rare least aggressive kind. At this point I have a lot of hope and a positive outlook. If you know me at all, then you know how strong I am. My husband and son are just as strong. I’ve got a team of medical professionals, many of whom I am lucky enough to call good friends. I feel very comfortable and confident with the care I have and will receive, and I refuse to approach this with a ‘poor me’ attitude. There will be humor, laughter, camaraderie and team work throughout this process.
From the few people I’ve already told I’ve felt such incredible love and support. It will take a village to get through this, and I fortunately for me, I live in the very best one a girl could ask for.