BACK TO WRITING AND TEACHING! CANCER BEGONE!

Wow, a lot has happened since my last post in May, 2011. Before September 2011, I had only    the regular kinds of excuses not to write. However, 15 months ago I was diagnosed with Stage Three Breast Cancer. I am not ashamed to use the “cancer card” as an excuse as to why I have been absent from my blog. I have had 8 chemotherapy treatments, 2  surgeries, and a couple of hospital stays that kept me occupied, exhausted, irritable, amazed, and grateful –to name a only a few of the multitude of emotions and experiences.

I’m happy to say that after all the treatments and kind caring family, friends, oncologists, nurses, surgeons, and so many others, there is “no evidence of disease” (NED). Even my head has hair on it.

I will be back soon with more blog posts; but I am very happy to report that I will be teaching a FREE writing class through the St. Peter’s Hospital cancer care program for cancer patients and survivors/thrivers. To register, please call Kari Palmer, Breast Program Nurse Navigator, at 495-6780.

HERE’S THE PROMOTIONAL BLURB:
EVERYONE HAS A STORY: CAPTURING YOUR LEGACY ON PAPER
January 8, 15, and 22, 2013
5:30 to 7:00 PM
This 3-week class will help spark your creativity, build confidence in your ability to write, and wake up the story inside you. Absolutely no experience necessary. Writing journal and related book will be provided.
This class is offered through the St. Peter’s Hospital cancer care program and is for cancer patients and survivors/thrivers. To register, please call Kari Palmer, Breast Program Nurse Navigator, at 495-6780.

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  • Teresa Mallott

    This is most wonderful news, Marilyn! I can’t wait to see your further blog posts and to share from here in the insights, anecdotes, lessons learned and still learning that your experience has brought into your life. Here’s to continuing the journey!

  • Vicki Killough Martin

    Love you (always) & absolutely love your new class project. So pleased to hear NED is your newest friend.

  • Linda G

    Welcome back Marilyn. You haven’t exactly been a bump on a log, with organizing, travel, writing, film making, & more than a few public appearances.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chelsia.rice Chelsia A. Rice

    Excited to meet you tomorrow, Marilyn. Robyn Lund is my massage therapist and she recommended I find you. We have some things in common: 1) cancer 2) we write and teach writing and 3) a new future to look forward to (I hope). I’m in the midst of treatment for a rare bladder cancer and hope to have the opportunity to change directions come summer.

    Glad to have found you and excited to meet you.

  • Marilyn

    Thanks for coming to the class! So very good to meet you. Fuck cancer. Here’s to new directions!

  • Marilyn

    Well there are those things! Thanks, Linda. You are great!

  • Marilyn

    Great to hear from you. Thank you!

  • Marilyn

    Well, we’ll see! 🙂