The evolution of writing during a cancer journey – Kevin MD

My ‘writing through cancer’ piece on KevinMD.

The evolution of writing during a cancer journey.

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3 thoughts on “The evolution of writing during a cancer journey – Kevin MD

  1. Very interesting read, Andrew. I’m a fews steps behind you in my journey but I wrestled with making the private public especially in the beginning. My blog pre-dated my diagnosis so the question was do I or do I not talk about it? I had a lot of people in my life counseling me not to discuss it publicly: my doctor, my husband and even some friends. So I didn’t write about it at all those first few months. I even pre-programmed posts for the time I was in the hospital for my surgery so that I didn’t have to talk about it and no one would know.

    But like a lot of things, I rethought this and came to a compromise. I would talk about it from time to time but I wouldn’t turn the entire blog over to it. Here’s the post in which I outed myself and explain why I changed my mind. I called it “The Antithesis of a Fairy Tale.”

    http://thefranco-americanflophouse.blogspot.fr/2012/05/antithesis-of-fairy-tale.html

    • I liked your ‘coming out’ piece. I don’t think there is a right or wrong, although sometimes I think keeping it inside or a ‘secret’, like all secrets, takes more effort. And I think you found the right balance in your blog between you identity and sharing the cancer layer from time to time.

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