Today, as I write this blog, I have had 30,099 views since I set up EJBones – My Myeloma on 22 August.
This total does not break records, it does not make my words viral and it is not going to change the world. It does make me feel a hell of a lot better. I still hope that my words and my story can help others, whether you are a fellow cancer sufferer, somebody who knows somebody suffering from cancer or just somebody who knows me and does not know what to say.
I estimate that I have about 200 regular followers, some of you I know, and some of you I don’t. In your own way, you make this little journey of mine that little bit easier. The comments here and there that see me through the darker times and your appreciation of some of my more random musings help me keep hold of the best bits of my personality that otherwise would get lost in Chemo Brain. Or you reading this resulting in one less edition of the Cancer Roadshow, makes the trips out or in that little less hard to take. Or whether it is just knowing that there are at least 200 people out there in cyberspace willing me to get better. Every little helps. It keeps my head up, when all it wants to do is hide.
So, this is just a quick note from me to you, to thank you for logging into my electronic diary, wherever you are on this planet, and participating in this rather horrible war my body has decided to wage against me. I have every intention to keep going with this until I hear the magic words and I promise that I will continue to throw in the odd bit of smut, just so I can liven up your days.
Thanks again. You are the bomb.