Meet My New Friends

September 16, 2017

I’ve spent the last three days at home and super uncomfortable. I still don’t feel great but I have GOT to get out of this house, so I’m going to a friends house for a pajama party with friends and pizza for dinner. I’m looking forward to my evening!

I love how many of you have reached out to me recently and I so appreciate it. I do feel that I have new friends, and as some of you have said…..Even though we have never met, I feel like I know you too! I recognize your name when you comment regularly, and I feel a relationship building.

During the last several weeks, I have been seeking out cancer blogs and support through social media. It’s a way for me to find people that understand what I am going through without actually going to a support group. I’m beginning to look into that though. Remember, I’m a talker. I need to talk! I’m starting to feel the need of support of other people with cancer. 

I haven’t felt the need for that until just recently. Before, I just knew that I had cancer. No radiation, no chemo. Just appointments and scans and information. I felt fine. Now, things are different. I look different. I feel different. I want to talk to more people that have been in my shoes or are wearing my shoes right now. (That’s such a weird saying. Nobody can wear my shoes if I have them on. Okay, I spent most of Thursday and Friday really bummed and a lot of the day crying. Today I think I’m just down right funny. Like…..I have been talking to myself and my dog all day long, and laughing. For realz. Had to make up for some lost time.)


Meet my new friend, Trine. She recently wrote a great blog post titled The Best Do’s and a Big Don’t for Friends of Cancer Patients. She has been very inspiring to me. She had a single mastectomy with no reconstructive surgery. I’ve never met Trine. She doesn’t even know that I exist, but she is my new friend and I love her. She is young. She has cancer. She is very brave. She is honest. She is fighting. She is very interesting and I hope to meet her one day. Go read her blog and be inspired to be happy, no matter what you’re day may bring. You can also follow her on her Instagram, trineamazon

Check out my other new friend, Lindsay. She wrote a blog post titled….Dear Cancer Patient I Ever Took Care of. I’m Sorry I Didn’t Get It. Lindsay is an oncology nurse, now in her own cancer battle. Her post reminded me of my conversation with my oncologist. She doesn’t know me either, but I do have a better chance of meeting her. She lives here locally and I received an invitation from a friend to go to a Cancer Survivorship Breakfast where Lindsay will be speaking in October. I plan to be there!

It’s been a rough few days, but I found my sense of humor and it helped today be a better day.

Yoga and clean eating helped too. I really wanna drink with the girls, but maybe I’ll just pop a few muscle relaxers and take my hot tea with me. Kidding. Kidding. Everybody calm down.

I’m taking my water bottle and my hot tea.


2017 Goals
Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Eat three meals and one snack daily
FOUR 100 Mile Walking Challenges this year! (This goal has changed a little now that I have this fabulous Fitbit.)

“love the life you live, live the life you love”


11 responses to Meet My New Friends

  1. September 18, 2017 at 2:24 am

    Yay Friends!!! Your are SO right!!

  2. September 18, 2017 at 2:23 am


    Thank you so much for sending me this comment!! It really made me so happy. I don’t feel like much of a WW inspiration right now, but I suppose I have other things to focus on. I will never leave WW though because I do know that it has helped me to be a better, stronger person, and helped me get through all of whats going on lately in a healthier way than I may have had I never continued going back. Yay us for returning!!!

    Thank you so much for your prayers. When people tell me that, I take it to heart and I believe in the power of prayer, so thank you thank you!

    Thanks of reaching out!!

  3. September 18, 2017 at 2:12 am

    Thank you Maryfran!!


  4. September 18, 2017 at 2:11 am

    Thank you Trine! There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and I do see a glimpse of it

    Hugs to you!! Thanks!

  5. September 18, 2017 at 2:08 am

    This is SO something that would happen to me!! Thank you for sharing and giving me a good laugh at your expense!

    I hope you are well and healthy now!

    Hugs and thanks!!


  6. Whaahoo for friends!

  7. Hi Julie… this sounds crazy …but I’m not sure if I ever sent you a comment …I have commented many times but i don’t send them. I really feel like I know you… I’ve been following you for about 6 months …I look forward to my notifications when you post… you are my motivation … I can tell we would be bestiies … so funny … honest … you have helped me so much with WW … I’m a repeat WW about 30 or more times. Always gave up. I’m wanted to let you know… I pray for you and Mike to get through this … and kick cancers ass … I know you both will … have a great Sunday ❤️

  8. cancer sucks!!!!! And that’s all I can say about it!!

    Hugs to you. Fight with every fiber of your being and don’t let cancer beat you down!!! Keep going to the pajama parties and pizza dinners with friends and you show cancer who is boss!!!!!

  9. Julie,

    Thank you for all your kind words. Really happy to hear that you find inspiration in my blog, that’s what it’s for. What we’re going through really suck, but helping each other out and having a strong community makes a big difference. I’ve got my fingers crossed that you don’t need chemotherapy, but if you do, it’s not as bad as everyone thinks anyway. As you probably know I just finished mine and I’m now ready to go on with my life again. So there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Best of luck,


  10. So here is you a good laugh. Shortly after I had one breast removed and while I was waiting to have my other breast removed and reconstruction, I decided to wear my fake boob. My breast incision haven’t healed and I didn’t attach, I just decided to insert in my bra. I needed to get out of the house and decided to go grocery shopping. I bent over to get a jar of pickles on the bottom selves and guess what, a plop. I looked down and looked around to see if anyone was watching me. I was afraid to pick it up and put back in my bra for fear of being charged with shoplifting and knew I couldn’t leave it. So up scooped up the boob and put it in place and left the store. Now how is that for a laugh.

  11. Latiffany Connelly September 16, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Hope you have a wonderful time with your gal pals! 💕