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suerocks's Journal

9 June 1980
I created this journal for a multitude of reasons. When I was first diagnosed with Hodgkins, I didn't know what to do with myself. Should I join a support group? Call a cancer-buddy from Jefferson? Take up yoga? The best thing for me to handle my unexpected and unpleasant situation turned into this livejournal. I got to write about my feelings and the events that happened to me not just for posterity, but to educate and inform family, friends, acquaintances and even strangers, about this disease specifically, and cancer and chemotherapy, more generally. I like to think it makes the people who care about me feel better because they know what is going on without having to feel like they are bothering me by calling. As a bonus, it also means I don't have to repeat my stories a million times.
So enjoy this journal: laugh with me, cry with me, support me.

Luckily I am slowly able to put that experience behind me. It's still a part of my life every day...looking at scars, having short hair (it won't grow fast enough!) I am beginning to forget the feeling of chemotherapy, but I will never forget the scare of a lifetime.

This journal is me. I curse, I yell, I ramble, I talk about inane crap. Hopefully it won't bore you to tears and might even make you comment once in a while. :)

5ks, about a boy, amélie, angelina jolie, art, arts administration, badly drawn boy, beer, being irish, belle & sebastian, belly button piercing, ben folds five, best in show, big guys, björk, blankets, bottled water, bridget jones' diary, cancer, cds, chemo, cherry coke, chocolate, classical music, coffee, coldplay, comedy central, conan o'brien, concerts, dancer in the dark, dancing, dane cook, dave grohl, david sedaris, death cab for cutie, diners, dismemberment plan, dobermans, drexel university, drinking, eddie izzard, elliott smith, emo, engine down, exercise, explodingdog.com, fall, family, fight club, food, frank sinatra, friends, frozen yogurt, h&m, harrison ford, hip hop, hodgkin's disease, hodgkins disease, hugs, i love the 80's, indiana jones, indie, indie rock, intelligence, international noise conspiracy, interpol, ireland, irish guys, jeff corwin, jimmy eat world, jimmy fallon, jon stewart, kevin smith movies, kissing, laughing, life, love, marimba, massive attack, memento, miso soup, movies, music, new balance, new jersey, parties, percussion, perez hilton, philadelphia, philadelphia orchestra, philly, piano, portishead, radiohead, reading, red hair, remission, reno 911!, reservoir dogs, rhett miller, rock 'n roll, rocking out, rowan university, royal tenenbaums, running, sarcasm, saturday night live, semantics, shoes, shooting stars, sigur ros, six feet under, sleep, smoothies, snowflakes, south jersey, starbucks, stars, the daily show, the dismemberment plan, the onion, the roots, the royal tenenbaums, the strokes, the virgin suicides, theatre, thom yorke, trainspotting, tv, waiting for guffman, wawa, wayne's world, weezer, weight training, wilco, working out, writing, xylophone, yeungling