I started this blog because I don't want to forget who I am: a woman first, and a cancer patient second. I don't want to lose myself, my sense of self, somewhere between the fluorescent lights of the hospital room and the constant beeping of infusion machines. I have been through this before. I know there will be days when it will take every last cell in my broken body just to make it to the edge of my bed to let my feet dangle there, fighting a wave of nausea, slumped over my IV pole. But I also know about the good moments, the silver linings that inevitably break through and eclipse even the darkest hours of a difficult journey ahead.
I hope you will find and cherish the silver linings on your own journey. I hope you will share them with your sisters, mothers, fathers, husbands, caregivers, and friends. This may be your battle, but you are not alone in the fight. Surround yourself with strong, positive energy, love and laughter, a touch of luxury, and you will see just how capable you are of exhibiting grace, style, and serenity in the face of any challenge.
Phoebe de Croisset