I realized how important this outlet is for me. I had no idea going in what to expect with respect to this disease. There still are so many unknowns ahead of us, but as we progress along I capture some of the more clinical stuff. How the system works here in Canada is all I know, it might be very different elsewhere, but some of the common symptoms, issues and scenarios must be universal.
I know that we have friends and family that follow this blog and it is a good way to get a quick update on our situation without waiting for me to answer or return a phone call. There are days when I just don’t want to talk about it, and I know he doesn’t want to talk about it. So the blog works well for saying, yup he’s great, or geez we are in a rough patch. It also may provide insight for others who may be starting their own journey into the unknown chaos associated with cancer, and this blog provides an overview of some of what we have experienced so far as a Stage 4 Lung Cancer patient.
This really is my journal, at some point I may need to look back instead of forward to figure out what is going on. Major events and concerns are captured here. The other thing it does is keeps my brain going. I have about 8 to 10 other cancer “remedies”, “cures” or alternate treatments that I continue to research for this blog.