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Diane’s mom saw the blog for the first time this week, after reading the posts on the main page, she commented on how open I’ve been putting this blog together, and that was before she started reading the medical pages.  I understand completely, that is one of the reasons I am doing this, not Diane.  We were both raised to be very conservative and to keep family private, it took a little bit for me to get to the point that I could do this too.  The blog sat dormant for a period after I signed up with WordPress while I tried to decide if I really wanted to do this.

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I showed the blog that I had setup to Diane.  I did not know what her reaction would be, she has always been very guarded about giving out details to others.  She was pleased, she said she had visited another blog dealing with a person at church and she thought it was a good idea.  I think that is why she was OK with it, I’m just happy that she is, I was going to write it anyway.  We would just have kept it private until she was OK with sharing the content with others.

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I decided to start this blog (Journal) for a number of reasons.

  1. It gives family and friends a place to go for updates.
  2. It gives me a place to write down all the crap that is floating around in my head that deals with this situation.  If I write it down then I do not feel the pressure to try to remember everything that I need to retain in the memory banks.  I do not want to forget anything that may be important later on.  It also helps me to concentrate on other important life challenges, such as my job.
  3. It gives others that may find themselves in a similar situation a place to go for info.  We will probably post a message in the Susan G. Komen and other message boards at some point so that anyone that does a search looking for info on the same diagnosis will be able to find the link.
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