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Wednesday, August 5, 2009


When I first heard I had breast cancer, I immediately vowed to fight the fight of my life, to make cancer a word, not a sentence. I have a fairly strong personality, but I'm not real clear on what kind of "fighter" I am. I tend to be hot headed, but hot headedness burns out. I'm in this for my life, literally and figuratively. I can't afford to burn out any time soon.

And then, when I was thinking of what music to put on my itouch to take with me to chemo, I remembered one of my favorite pieces from childhood, the poem "Desiderata" by Max Ehrmann, after which I have named this blog...the chronicle of my life with breast cancer.


Rachel said...

Hi Dawn,

I'll be thinking about you tomorrow during your first class...


Theresa Williams said...

My highschool yearbook used Desiderata as a theme and I've never forgotten it. It's a great name for a blog with your focus, Dawn.