I started this blog under a different name (Victory Shengli) and it was primarily a tool for me to process my thoughts and to keep family and friends informed over my (our) situation. In late September 2014, I changed the name to "I want more than a pink ribbon" as I delved more into advocacy for research, especially for metastatic disease.
I've tried to post at least once a week and my posts generally reflect a broad cross section of living with cancer. I talk about my faith, my family, my pets and my advocacy. I complain at times and I take lots of pictures! Good thing I don't post them all. I write mostly for myself, but I do find I also write for an audience.
I was very pleasantly surprised when I received an email from Healthline yesterday:
"I am happy to inform you that your blog has made Healthline’s list of the Best Metastatic Breast Cancer Blogs of 2015! We understand that living with Stage IV cancer & treatment varies vastly from early-stage cancer, so we created this new list to honor those who write about Metastatic breast cancer. Healthline’s editors carefully selected each winner based on quality, frequency of updates and contribution to the community. You can see the full list here."
I didn't even know such a list was being compiled ... and to be included in such a list of women I hold in such high esteem is humbling.
Many thanks to Healthline and many thanks to you, folks who read my ramblings.