Monday, February 11, 2013


It's funny how often I've wanted to update the blog on a wonderfully uneventful day, and a great idea for a post just appears out of nowhere. And so it was today when I saw this article on writing as therapy during cancer treatment, and my mind was off and running.

Writing as therapy is hardly a new idea, but in a medical crisis, it can provide not only an emotional outlet but also a record of treatment that is more accessible and understandable to the patient. I think that's why so many people set up blogs or Facebook pages or CaringBridge sites - to not only share updates with others, but to sort through an incredible volume of non-stop information and have it make more sense. Many times, we have taken protocol paperwork and the chicken-scratch notes I take at every appointment and cross-referenced them with blog posts to recall how Georgia managed a particular medicine or just treatment in general. We've used it to document symptoms as well as milestones, good days and not-so-good days. This record will be a great benefit as she moves further into survivorship and will be a positive reminder of how far she has come and how much she has accomplished.

Even though Georgia was the one diagnosed, cancer has impacted our whole family and community of friends, and this blog has been a clearinghouse of information and a  true source of comfort. A very wise friend and fellow veteran of the childhood cancer war calls it my "armor," and I wholeheartedly agree. And even though I write the majority of the posts, the tag says "Posted by Georgia Lee Moore" because this is her story, her journey, and she is the inspiration behind every word.

 Thanks for reading - and fighting - along with us.

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