real cancer, real lives, lucky number 13 edition


ello and welcome to the thirteenth edition of Real Cancer, Real Lives! This blog carnival is a continuing effort of patients, caregivers, and medical bloggers to document what living with cancer is really like. The goal? To bust through the misconceptions about this disease that are perpetuated by the media and those who've been lucky enough to have never had to deal with it.

The submissions for this edition run the emotional gamut. There are joyous, frustrated, anxious, and mad-as-hell posts--but such is the nature of cancer. Please enjoy the following posts:

Patient Blogs

Cancer Portrait shares the great news that she is now in remission! Please stop by and share in the celebration!!

Minerva, author of A Woman of Many Parts, submitted "So Angry...," a post which provides a crystal-clear view into the myriad of ways that this disease affects the lives of so many.

Jenny of Jenny's Belly celebrates the end of her chemotherapy with her post "Last Day."

Debutaunt, who is gearing up for her bone marrow transplant tomorrow (!), writes about the hospital experience in Haiku. Head on over and wish her luck.

Caregiver Blogs

Doug, the author of Below the Beltway, takes note of the attention recently directed towards ovarian cancer due to Coretta Scott King's death. In "It's About Time," he calls for more research and better diagnostics for this particular kind of cancer.

Cary of Cancer News Watch sings the praises of pain meds in his submitted post, "Thank God for Drugs, The Pain is Gone."

Real Cancer, Real Lives needs you!

If you’ve enjoyed reading this week’s carnival, please visit the Real Cancer, Real Lives home page and read more about how you can host the carnival or submit your cancer-related writing. There has been a dearth of both hosting volunteers and post submissions lately—please get involved!! By starting this carnival, Cary and Lori have created an open, honest forum for anyone who is affected by cancer. Won’t you help out?

E-mail Cary to sign up for a date to host the carnival. Currently, 12 and 26 March are available, as are all dates in February.

Submit your posts at the blog carnival submission form (please make sure that "Real Cancer, Real Lives" is highlighted in the "choose your carnival" box).

posted by amanda @ 7:16 PM


At 2/26/2006 08:37:00 PM, Blogger As-I-Am said...

Hi, I'm relatively new to blogging so just learned about you blog. Your perseverance in dealing with difficulties is truly inspiring. You are both amazing people and I wish you all the best.

At 2/27/2006 02:04:00 PM, Anonymous Cancer NewsWatch said...

[...] I want to send out a big thank you to Amanda for once again stepping up to the plate and hosting Real Cancer, Real Lives…she’s put in more than her fair share of work on this project... [...]

At 2/27/2006 02:09:00 PM, Anonymous Cary said...

Amanda, thank you so, so much for choosing to host our little project again. I know it's harder work than it looks.

Wow...I've sure got some reading to do!

I hope you and "hubby" are doing well, and your new work at BlogHer is going smoothly...sounds like you're even more busy than me, and I'm exhausted :)

At 2/27/2006 03:11:00 PM, Blogger Minerva said...

You are brilliant..and some really interesting stuff here...




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