You know those magazines that lay on the tables at your doctor’s office? I guess it’s more because of my stage of life, but I tend to think of all the pregnancy mags they have at an OB’s office. There’s a new one every quarter or so, except they all have essentially the same information, just repackaged for the next crop of pregnant moms. Apparently, they make these magazines for all kinds of conditions, and of course, breast cancer is no exception.
This Breast Cancer guide is published by Healthmonitor and is offered to patients for free in doctor’s offices. I was contacted by the editor who had come across my blog and was hoping that I would contribute to the upcoming issue. She had gleaned several things from my blog and used a few tips that worked into the issue. I sent her a few photo options, but I love that she used this one– it’s one of my faves from a session Sally did last May. For some strange reason, I really love that I can see my port scar just under my collarbone.
I’m sure it will eventually be available online, though for now, you could look for it when you head in for your annual mammogram! The editor sent me a PDF to preview this week. I have to admit feeling a bit starstruck (and a bit like a nerd!) when I recognized Shana of The Mom Edit (formerly Ain’t No Mom Jeans) on the page before me! She’s a fun mommy fashion blogger who I followed before she was diagnosed with breast cancer last year– though I must admit I followed more closely after her diagnosis.
I appreciated the opportunity to be a part of this project. I’ve been honored to write for the Arlington Magazine and to do the interview on Let’s Talk Live, but this magazine will put the name of my blog in front of actual breast cancer patients. I am humbled by the idea that newly diagnosed women, looking for any answer they can find in the stack of information they take home from the surgeon’s office, might read my words or head to my blog and learn something that will help them or give them a little extra confidence as they approach their treatment.