I started this blog way back when, to share what was going on with anyone interested (family, friends, acquaintances) without them needing to call and ask or try to ferret things out through the grapevine.
I had no idea so many people I don't know would find it, whether by accident, looking for help, looking for answers.
I get 20-50 hits a week from people looking for information about PICC lines. My post with the picture of my PICC is one of the top returns in Google images. Crazy, no? I sometimes think I should go to that post and modify it to give more information on PICC lines, getting them, taking care of them. Haven't done it, not sure if I will, but it's still a possibility.
I have had this blog linked on three other cancer blogs that I know of and I have some readers through there. (Those are here, here, and here if you're interested.) It's also listed in the iy list of cancer blogs.
Editing to add that I just saw that I've been listed as one of the top 30 inspirational cancer blogs here.
I have this blog in my profile in different places online, and other users have clicked through.
I have no idea how much of it anyone reads at this point. I'm always curious.
I have received multiple messages from people who were just diagnosed themselves or are close to someone who was just diagnosed, asking for advice and help in what to do, in how to deal. I do my best to share the most useful things I learned along the way and hope that it helps.
So to everyone who passes through (well, except the people who just look at the PICC pic, since they'll never read this post):
I hope you have found what you were looking for. Feel free to drop me a line.
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