Woman, wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend... Just when I thought life could not get any better I heard a knock on my door, it was Cancer.
It changed everything but not for the worse. I choose Life and Hope .
BACK OFF CANCER is what I say!

The beginning of this journey...shaving my head

The beginning of this journey...shaving my head
Me, Francesca, on April 1st 2007, the day I shaved my head....

Monday, November 26, 2007

Blogs, Blogs and More Blogs!

This might get long.... But I have been thinking lately about this blog and the many blogs that I have become obsessed ( addicted!) with lately. They are a combination from people that I know but many are from people that I wished I knew.

Let me begin talking about this blog, My Blog. Back in late March, when the beast came knocking and the fight began, I was a little overwhelmed, to say the list. My friends and family, from all corners of the world ( that sounds corny!) were eager to know how I was doing and I really wanted to keep them informed and keep myself on their prayers list ( sorry I was a bit selfish) so in the beginning I used to send this "mass email" updates. So many bounce backs, so many people that I knew were so busy and that although I knew they cared but to have my update about my life's fight together with their million email inbox was not working... so I sat in front of the computer and said: _ I want to have a blog! OK: Truth be told: I wasn't sure what a blog really was nor I had any clue of how to start one. I guess I figured it out, thanks to Google, it was not that hard. OK, now I have a blog, so what? I was never one to write much, as a matter of fact I never really had enjoyed writing but that changed and so many days, my little blog entry , and the posts of people was so therapeutically that you would never imagine.
I have been thinking about changing the name of this blog, ... to not give the Big C. such a "prime spot" but reality is BACK OFF CANCER is what I want to scream, everyday of my life. back Off! Stay away! Don't come knocking here no more! So I guess the name will stay until I have a better idea!

One day, I watched the Cancer Special at the Health Discovery Channel and then I saw Leroy Sievers for the very first time. His Blog has meant so much to me through this journey and I have followed HIS journey like of a close friend. He is a Cyber Friend. Leroy recently had some scary days at the hospital and my heart worried like it would have of a dear friend.

VampDaddy was someone that I "found" in one post at Leroy's blog and it was first just curiosity that I checked his blog.... He is my Blogger Hero or Hero Blogger (not sure!) , anyway, he put everything in prospective.

Then when moving to Zurich was on my mind, I found THIS, and following it made me want to come here even more. I later met Julie and that first week in Zurich and Julie's warm welcome were priceless for my settling in. Julie has since moved to Germany but I will for sure be following her blog. I love her witty writing, her sense of humor and many things that she has written I wanted to write myself.

C. & C. are friends from the States that we didn't see so often but now they live in Milan and C. has become so dear to my heart and I love to follow how she writes about her cooking and her new baby ( We will see them this week end!)

I met Alice here, lovely girl, and I from time to time check what she is up to. I don't see her often as our lives in Zurich are busy.

The Life I choose is the story of this English woman that left London to live in Positano, ... Fabulous Positano!

Tia Vi... one of my Mom's friend that has become MY friend...

There are a few (many!) more but I will keep it to part II... this is getting way to long :)

Big Kiss to all


Aluwicious said...

I know!!!!! I am so addicted to blogs (including yours) and blogging.

Vampdaddy said...

RIght back at you -- thank you for bringing your voice into the blogosphere!

Angela said...

Wait till I see you in person. I'm going to get you. You had me reading vampdaddy's blog till 2 A.M.!!! I was exhausted and sooo sad. I could not even imagine. FRannie, glad to hear you're well. Give a kiss to the boys!!
Switzerland is lucky to have you and those cuties!

Cecilia said...

awww, I got a mention! glad you enjoy reading my blog :) ditto!! :)

Vi Leardi said...

Your Friend for ever!!!!! ...all my love....Tia Vi