Tuesday, October 14, 2014

#1 The Beginning

On June 20th, 2014 at 11 AM  I received the devastating news from my oncologist that the dreaded cancer had spread to my hip and arm bones and a spot on my neck. Crap! That is the “G” rated version of what I thought and later said, but that is the gist of it. A brief history—I was diagnosed with breast cancer on January 6, 2012, went through an array of treatments until October  and thought I was done with the whole cancer business. Well, it is back and now the real fight has begun.
Writing this blog will cover a variety of goals for me of which one is keeping my family and friends from near and far updated on my progress of beating this disease. I apologize in advance for grammatical errors or other language snafus. Time is precious and although I would preach to my children and students the importance of revising and editing over and over again; I will be breaking that rule. You get what you get and a poorly written blog is not the worst that can happen. Stop reading if it really bugs you.
You may be wondering about the heading? I asked my oncologist how many years was the longest someone lived with this disease-“twenty” was his reply. I informed him that I would beat that by one—Rob thought beating it by five was a betIMG_1129ter number but for now I am working on that extra year. Talk to me when we get to year twenty. So, 7777 days equals the promised twenty-one years (and a few more days added in) and that, my friends, will be the magic number of entries I will pound out on this computer. (Isn’t there a Vegas thing about lucky 7’s?). Sounds like quite a few entries but are one word entries not allowed? Breaking the rules on everything from writing blogs to beating cancer is what this will be about. Thanks for reading entry #1.


  1. I look forward to the other 7776 entries! You are a fighter, Mary!

  2. Thanks for reading.
    Nothing like a challenge to get me motivated!

  3. You are up to this & ANY challenge!! Go, Team Mary!!

  4. You got this girl. You did it once and you will do it again!

  5. I'm looking forward to reading all 7777 blogs! You are one amazing and inspirational lady!

  6. Mary, I am just reading this now that I am home from Italy. You continue to AMAZE and inspire me! Keep it up girlfriend!