About/Contact

Hello and welcome!  

DSCN9643 - CopyMy name is Nancy Stordahl. I am an educator, author, blogger and free-lance writer. To learn about specific projects, scroll on down.

In 2008 my mother died from metastatic breast cancer and in April 2010 I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer myself. I also learned I am brca2+. My life has been forever altered by this disease. For me there is no going back.

Through blogging I share my personal breast cancer story. I attempt to reach out to others who also find themselves on this path. My intent has always been to share candidly about all of it.

If you browse around a bit, you will find posts on my diagnosis, chemotherapy, side effects of treatment, reconstruction process, the emotional upheaval a cancer diagnosis brings, BRCA issues, moving forward and yes, my opinions on various cancer related topics. I am not content with the state of affairs in breast cancer-land.

Being a #fearlessfriend and a #fearlessadvocate for my sisters and brothers living with metastatic disease has become a primary focus for me. I will never stop advocating for them. Check out my mets page. We will not forget.

I also continue to share about the life-long impact of loss.

I chose the name Nancy’s Point (thanks for the great idea David) because obviously this blog will express my point of view and also because I live on a “point” of a little lake in Wisconsin with my husband David, a golden retriever named Elsie, an English springer spaniel named Sophie and a little black and white kitty named Ninja. I also have three amazing grown children – a daughter and two sons, plus a new son-in-law!

Besides breast cancer and loss, my blog will also touch upon other passions in my life such as family, pets, teaching and writing.

I hope you find Nancy’s Point to be an informative, helpful, entertaining and interactive resource. I encourage comments, opinions and questions.

Feel free to contact me at nancy@nancyspoint.com to let me know what you think or want to read more about!

Be sure to like Nancy’s Point on Facebook and follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

A few things I’ve been involved with since beginning my blog:

 

10 thoughts on “About/Contact

  1. Request for Guest Posting at nancyspoint.com
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  2. Hello,
    I am writing to you for a request and it ultimately it would be beneficial to you, too. I was diagnosed with bone mets in June of 2014 and have been furious about the lack of funding and awareness to this disease. In an effort to channel this anger towards something good, I decided to swim across as many lakes—One Woman, Many Lakes—and raise awareness and money for all of us dealing with this diagnosis.
    I need your help in reaching out to as many people as possible. Could you forward this on (see below) to your friends, family, neighbors and whoever will listen and respond? We can fight this together when we work together.
    If you are interested in swimming with me, let me know. I would love the company!
    Thank you.
    Mary Gooze

    I admit that I am not a researcher, scientist, doctor or anything else that has to do with the medical field.  I can’t find a cure for Metastatic Breast Cancer, but I can swim and I plan to swim across many lakes this year—One Woman, Many Lakes—to raise funds for research that is desperately needed so that I and others can continue to pursue our dreams and be there for our families. My first swim is in Lake Patagonia, Arizona on March 24th.

      I know firsthand about this disease since I was diagnosed in June of 2014 with breast cancer that metastasized to my bones.  Since my diagnosis it has been my mission to seek more research funding along with raising awareness that this disease will claim 40,000 lives each year unless we do something now.

    Although many of us are thriving and living our lives, we do need your help.  As I swim lake after lake after lake this year, please support me with a donation to METAvivor, an organization that provides 100% of its donations to research. View their website and how to donate at http://www.metavivor.org.

    Thank you.
    Mary Gooze

    1. Mary, You are truly inspiring. Good for you for taking on this mission of yours. I am not a swimmer. Sadly. I wish you luck with your swims. If you have a blog post you’d like me to share, let me know. And I do support METAvivor. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Hi I have stag 2-3 lung cancer and through my treatments I hung on to my hair now it is so spars and reminiscent of a witch I’m torn whether to shave it off or suffer with the continual loss and the self image issues. I’m done with treatment just waiting for my date to get my pet scan. If I shave everything off that I have left will it grow back quicker?

    1. Patty, Everyone is different. Your hair may or may not grow back quicker if you shave it all off. You might feel better just starting over though. But of course, only you can decide. Do what feels best. Good luck with everything.

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