Today marks an important milestone:  Our 1000th post here on 

With the help of my wonderful wife, Pattie, we have tried to bring you a wide variety of cancer related news and tips to help our fellow cancer survivors live longer and better lives.

Pat and Pattie, back in 2008,  picking-up our newly adopted dog, Finnegan. 
I was recovered from my Round One battle with mutlipe myeloma.  Pattie was (and still is!) cancer free
after undergoing surgery and chemotherapy  for ovarian cancer several years earlier.

The success of this site encouraged me to branch-off and start three aditional blogs:

Like, the last blog on the list, my site, features a new post each and every day, 365 days a year.

I am proud of the fact that–except for two days when our host server was down–we have run an article here daily since we officially launched our site in the fall of 2008.  It seems like so long ago…  We have been through and learned so much since then.

Here is the first official post from our site on September 26th, 2008:

Hello Cancer Patients, Family and Friends!

Help with Cancer. Org was started help cancer patients and survivors live longer and better lives. Starting Sunday, October 5th, 2008, we will be posting helpful articles every day to help simplify and clarify cancer related research and treatment options.

You can use the links on this site to go directly to helpful information sources relating to your specific type of cancer. We will be adding more links often.

Beginning Wednesday, October 8th, you will be able to order books about cancer directly through our Help with Bookstore. We will only sell books that have been recommended and reviewed by other cancer patients and survivors. Prices of these books will be discounted as much as possible to help you save as you learn and your knowledge and understanding grow. Remember that information is power, especially when dealing with cancer!

Feel good and keep smiling!
Pat & Pattie

Yep.  We first used our now famous sign-off, “Feel good and keep smiling!” even then.  Scrolling through our earliest posts, I am finding a number of them I think would be fun to review.

If you would indulge my walk down memory lane, I would like to share a few of the most helpful and notable posts from our first year with you this week, starting tomorrow.

Thank you all for reading!  We only hope you have found the information we have shared helpful over the years. 

As many of our regular readers already know, I will be undergoing a stem cell transplant for my relapsed multiple myeloma (bone marrow cancer) in June.  But one way or another, we plan to continue sharing our daily articles–even then.

You can follow my personal journey by visiting or my CaringBridge site

Until tomorrow, feel good and keep smiling!  Pat

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