On Beyond Cancer

My life with metastatic breast cancer

Famous in the Netherlands February 20, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — onbeyondcancer @ 10:32 am

When I first started blogging, I looked for other bloggers with breast cancer. I wasn’t sure how to make sure my writing wasn’t too depressing. I found Diana from the Netherlands who blogs about her life with cancer and the amusing antics of her young son. Although we have never met, Diana is my virtual friend and has given me lots of encouragement and advice. She recently wrote about me on her blog (after you click on the link, scroll down for the English translation):

Volg – vrijdag 6 / Follow Friday 6.

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3 Responses to “Famous in the Netherlands”

  1. Aunt Amy Says:

    Now your internationally famous and associated with the boss..lol!

  2. Margie Says:

    Looks like she said more about you and your diagnosis than we could read in the English translation.

  3. @Margie, I need more (and longer) words in Dutch to describe the same situation. For instance ‘uitzaaiingen’ for mets. English is more compact.
    When I replied to one of the reactions, I clarified that Karissa had no mets during pregnancy (like I did) but afterwards. This was unfortunately not so clear in the original posting.

    @Aunt Amy, I have been a big Bruce Springsteen fan since I was a teenager and know many of the lyrics by heart. I strongly associate these songs with New Jersey (where I have never been).

    @Karissa, enjoy your fame :-). I am glad I can provide virtual support to you. Your experiences and reactions are very interesting to me, too. Especially your latest genetical research will hopefully be useful input for the conversations with my own oncologist.
    I am very glad that young women with breast cancer are no longer alone in their own homes, but able to connect to each other online.


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