Monday, April 03, 2006

Bump on the Road

You'll have to bear with me as I learn the ropes here... I started setting up this blog 4 days ago and am finally getting around to posting. It'll probably be a while before I figure everything out. But I'm hoping this blog will serve as a vehicle to update my friends and family on my battle with synovial sarcoma. My email list was getting large and apparently it was getting forwarded to friends of family and friends of friends. So it makes sense to just update in one spot. I'm not a writer, but I'll do my best to make it readable.

Although this blog is primarily about my battle with cancer, I know I'll also be writing about the two things I'm most passionate about: Kurtis and Ryan (and in particular, Down syndrome and advocating for people with Down syndrome). So bear with me!

I just wanted to share a bit about why I named my blog. I was in a hospital room with 3 other women - all much older than me. I was recovering from a biopsy and had just found out that they had found some kind of cancer on my lung. It 's fair to say this was the lowest point in my life. I chatted a fair bit with Lillian - a woman in her mid-70's dealing with a diagnosis of cancer as well. She told me a lot about her life - and it had not been an easy one. Then she said "and this cancer is just another bump on the road of my life". I really liked that analogy and started referring to this cancer as just a "bump". All my files that I'm keeping are called "Bump on the road". So why not my new blog too?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

HI Annette, Thanks for the blog. Know that you... and Tom and Kurtis and Ryan are being surrounded in prayer. We pray for strength and healing.
Love, Alice & family

Anonymous said...

Hi Annette, great to read your blog and thus being update. I like your attitude and "your bumps in the road" name. Peter & I too will remember Tom and your children in our prayers, may God give you strength for each day, one day at the time. Love Peter & Susan

Anonymous said...

What a great way to keep everyone
informed ! If prayers and support
will help you have an abundance coming your way everyday.

Aunt Ann , Uncle Bob and family

Barb said...

Annette:
Just to let you know you`re in my thoughts and prayers. It`s great to see you have such a positive attitude towards beating this disease, keep it up. Remember we have the Greatest Physician in the universe on our side.
Love and prayers to you and your family.

Barb

Anonymous said...

Hi Annette, Your right, life gives us bumps in the road. Remember that you are now a passeger and you are not in control just have faith in your driver (Jesus) and he will be there for you. Going up the bumps are tough but going down they are better. It is your family that gives you the hope and desire to get better. You are always in our prayers.
Craig & Stella