Back in 1996, when I was diagnosed with the worst case of Hodgkins disease my doctor had seen in his 50 years of practice, I blogged about my cancer adventure — years before blogs existed. I told the good, the bad, and the ugly as I visualized my way back to health.
Blortland’s World of Health remains online, untouched, although I had intentions of updating it. But life took over, cancer became a movie I once saw, but not really. It remains on my mind, and that is why I’m back to help those going through cancer now.
The mind is a powerful thing! I had ten tumors the size of grapefruits, and according to my doctor, any one of them could have killed me. Topping it off, I also had complete bone marrow involvement, and I stopped making blood cells. He thought my first round of chemo might kill me.
I had to survive!
And survive I did! Looking at me now it’s hard to believe I was ever sick and many might say I’m the healthiest person they know.
As a survivor, I see myself standing on top of a mountain with my arms to the sky feeling powerful and free with the wind in my hair! I saw myself this way during treatment, and that feeling never goes away.
My calling is to share how I survived with others stepping into my cancer shoes. So pull up your socks, and follow me on a path to your own survival!
new channel to help anyone going through cancer treatment
When I had cancer, I developed my own brand of healing visualizations featuring my “Be Positive (B+) – like my blood type” attitude and a unique cast of characters. That was 17 years ago, and what my new HelloHealthiness Channel is all about — helping others who are going through cancer treatment.
Share with anyone going through chemo or radiation. It can make all the difference in their survival.
Diana, The Round Lady, during cancer treatment at Stanford in 1996
Almost 14 years ago I was in your shoes at Stanford hospital. I was in the last stage of the last stage of Hodgkins disease. I had the worst case my doctor had seen in 50 years of practice.
I survived and I know you can to. Please do not listen to negative people! There is no time for that. You have a job to do and that is to save your life.
Celebrating my last day of treatment in 1997 at Stanford Hospital where I also roller-skated in and out!
I have always told myself that I would give away how I survived through visualizations, a fighting spirit and a positive attitude. I will be doing just that with an ebook and videos, and since I do not have either ready yet I would be honored to send you the PDF of the ebook.
I want you to know that my survival amazed my doctors and everyone around me, some of who may be helping you now. Visualizations cannot cause any harm and I know that with your advanced imagination you will be able to fly with it. If this is you, Steve, or someone close to you reading this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you the PDF and help you in any way I can!
Here’s two links that illustrate a little more about my healing journey and methods:
Blortland’s World of Health My pre-blog as it happened journal chronicling my 15 months of treatment and world of healing visualizations.
This is me today, happy and healthy as I inspire the world to take care of their bodies. And if you are not Steve Jobs, please think positive healing thoughts for him. He changed our world, so let’s inspire him quietly to heal so he can live a very very long life!