Hello, World!

Today I am making my blog public. I’ve told my family, I’ve told work, I’ve told my kids and their teachers. So, let’s let it all hang out!

For those of you who are new here (which is basically all of you), if you want to quickly get up to speed, check out the About page, and the Perk-O-Meter page. If you want to sit down and read through all the gory details, you should scroll alllll the way down and start from the very first post.


They say when a crisis hits, don’t be afraid to ask for help.  So, here is what I need from everyone:

  • Cards with snarky cancer jokes
  • Being told I look GREAT! And that Perky Boobs are a GREAT idea!
  • Practical tips & suggestions from those of you who have been through this
  • I don’t think I need meals or child care, but I’d certainly never turn either one of those things down!  Especially meals!

What I don’t need:

  • Touchy feely sympathy
  • Lots of individual emails that require a response
  • Crying
  • Sob stories
  • Medical or lifestyle advice, unless you are an actual medical professional

6 thoughts on “Hello, World!

  1. Very impressive blog, Erika. When Dad got sick we were told remaining positive and having a sense of humor was extremely important.


  2. Thank you for sharing your story. I love your writing style. When you are in need of snarky, I am your woman as I’m not the touchy-feely type. I won’t bug you to ask if you need help, but I am available anytime you need anything.


  3. I read the email last night just before going to sleep and woke up at six listening to the birds and thinking about what it meant. I’ve got to say I love the way you’re going about this; the usual combo of Erika “Problem? Deal with it.” attitude and great communications skills. I’m so impressed that I don’t even have any advice to give. Keep it up.
    Love, Uncle Dave

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  4. Read the blog from beginning to end. It’s perfect! Great to have the information directly from the source. As I’m sure you know, I’m not the touchy-feely type either, but if there is anything we can do, just ask.

    Love, Aunt Gail


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