I ran an introductory article similar to this one about the new, improved Help With Cancer.org last week on the day we re-activated our long running site, designed to help cancer patients live longer and better lives.
Featuring the latest news about nutrition, supplements, natural healing, medically related financial advice and cancer news, my wife Pattie and I hope our comprehensive website can help you, too!
With the help of volunteers and our web tech guru, Robb, Help With Cancer.org is back up and running after being off-line for several weeks.
It has been a lot of work! But Pattie and I are confident the changes will help our fellow cancer patients and caregivers find helpful information more quickly.
There are still some technical issues/glitches to overcome. For example, when Robb switched our format from Blogger to WordPress–and moved the site to a new, more powerful and secure server–articles we published after July, 2011 stubbornly wouldn’t come along for the ride.
I also discovered that a month or so of our earliest posts were also missing. Too bad, because it is fun to take a look back and reminisce about how it all began.
Things were more simple then. Pattie had endured two life-threatening showdowns with cancer. And I had been diagnosed the year before with bone marrow cancer.
But if it wasn’t for me and my multiple myeloma, Pattie’s life would have been–and still would be–back to normal.
When we started this site together over three years ago, my myeloma was in remission and we were preparing for an exciting move to Florida–a big deal for a couple that had always lived in Wisconsin.
I am in the process of going back and re-publishing some of the lost articles that we feel are most relevant. I started with a few of our very first, short posts about how and why we started this site way back on September 3rd, 2008. You will find these and other new posts all neatly lined-up below this one.
It seems so long ago… 2008 is like the stone age as far as blogging goes. I didn’t even know how to publish pictures!
We will get things cleaned-up and have some fun with all of this over the next few weeks. But in the meantime, I hope you will find the new format to be as user friendly as we do!
If you are a new visitor to our site, WELCOME! And if you are a former reader, WELCOME BACK! Pattie and I are glad that we can help.
Like my MultipleMyelomaBlog.com site, we don’t run any outside advertising here. And until I was slowed by last summer’s stem cell transplant, we ran an article–or wrote a post–everyday about things that we felt were important to us and our fellow cancer survivors and caregivers.
But even after cutting-back, we still ran four or five posts a week, leaving most of the cancer research and celebrity news for one of our other five sites, CancerNews.US. Instead we focused on nutrition and alternative medicine options for cancer patients. We will continue in that direction, adding helpful tips on how to afford different all different types of cancer therapy, along with updates about new cancer therapies and how well they are working.
Once again, you can expect to hear from us each and every day here at Help With Cancer.org. Guest columnists and bloggers will be contributing as well.
And we hope that you will contribute, too! Your comments and emails are always encouraged. Please let us know if there are topics that interest you or cancer related questions you need answered, and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Thanks again for reading. We hope to see you again soon.
Feel good and keep smiling! Pat