Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Blessings of Blogging

My middle-of-the-night insomnia gives me lots of time to think, in fact I can't turn it off, ergo the insomnia. One thing that I always think about is what I'm going to post next in my blog.

I worry if I have anything noteworthy to say that day or that week. Will it be one of my sassy, "I will fight this damn cancer" posts, or a funny poo-pouch blow-out, or a Gratitude, or "this chemo crap is annoying me" ?

Well, it's all of the above, and then some. Blogging about my Cancer journey has been a therapeutic endeavor. For people who know me, my voice is loud and clear via the writing- I write pretty much how I speak. That is what is connecting me to my followers.

I'm also very flattered by the feedback I get, both on the blog and through email, that they love reading my entries, feel my strength in the Cancer battle and that I'm, "inspirational". well, inspirational isn't how I would describe myself, as I'm still trying to find out how to manage all the "life lessons" and blessings and emotions that go along with my illness. I do love the fact that my friends and family can be a part of my journey via the Blog.

All I can say is that I blog what I feel and what I think, the good bad and the ugly.


  1. Thats the idea of a blog i thought, to type whatever you feel.. blimey i type allsorts of rubbish!

    Your blog is great and although i've only recently started following you, i'm loving every minute..

    Stay strong matey xx

  2. Peggy-I find myself continuing to go to your blog and am amazed at your sustaining candor, your sense of humor, and your painful honesty. I hope that writing it continues to be therapeutic for you. The people (angels) you have in your life are definitely God-sent but what is truly a "gift" is the one you give to all of us as you travel this journey.
    Thank you for blogging about it all and remember that blogging can be bitching,complaining,and angry too!
    Pam T.

  3. Hi Peggy,

    Keep it up. This is a great blog. Writing is definitely a therapeutic act. It always makes me feel better to write things down. I'm Hua, the director of Wellsphere's HealthBlogger Network, a network of over 2,000 of the best health writers on the web (including doctors, nurses, healthy living professionals, and expert patients).  I think your blog would be a great addition to the Network, and I'd like to invite you to learn more about it and apply to join at  Once approved by our Chief Medical Officer, your posts will be republished on Wellsphere where they will be available to over 5 million monthly visitors who come to the site looking for health information and support. There’s no cost and no extra work for you!  The HealthBlogger page ( provides details about participation, but if you have any questions please feel free to email me at


  4. We just got back in town sista. I immediately needed to catch up on your bloggin. Boys and I are runnin errands and doing laundry--give us a shout if ya need anything. Oh ya and you are an inspiration--deal with that!:)

  5. Peggy:

    I read your blog pretty regularly and I am always amazed at your honesty and your ability to capture your situation pretty succinctly. I marvel at your guts, frankly, but realize that that attitude is the very best to have. I also think that the comments made by Hua (who I don't know from Adam) are pretty remarkable, and wonder if there might be a new career in this for you. I am completely serious. I find that I am drawn to read your blog - and I generally stay as far away from anything about the big C as I can (since my mom was a victim). My prayers are with you - and all positive thoughts.