About/Contact

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My name is Nancy Stordahl. I am an educator, author, blogger and freelance writer. I also review products via this blog if they are relevant to breast cancer survivorship.

In 2008 my mother died from metastatic breast cancer and in April 2010 I was diagnosed with stage 2b 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 dealing with cancer. My intent has always been to share candidly about all of it. Otherwise, what’s the point?

If you browse around, 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.

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

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 what you would like to read more about! You can also contact me about potential reviews, but again, they must be relevant to breast cancer survivorship for me to consider.

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

A few things I’ve been involved with recently:

Getting Past the Fear
My book on preparing for chemo will help you get past the fear, at least a little bit past it, and sometimes a little turns out to be a lot. Click on the image for purchasing options.

 

16 thoughts on “About/Contact

  1. Request for Guest Posting at nancyspoint.com
    Hi,

    I am really impressed with your blog posts, it is really good and you are maintaining it very well.
    I would like to submit my post on your blog (as guest post) with my website link. Mostly I create about educational and student
    related subjects but interested in other subjects too. Please let me know if you are accepting guest posts for free of cost and
    I’m ready to discuss my contents with you, I promise you with unique, quality and 100% plagiarism free content.
    I am looking forward to get your reply.

    Thank You,

    Barry Whittle

  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.

  4. When I had radiation after breast cancer surgery, I made a small painting in less than 20 minutes during each of the 33 daily treatments. While this process was part of my private coping with cancer and the treatment, my visual log, and accompanying words, later became a book, “Rad Art: A Journey Through Radiation Treatment,” published by the American Cancer Society. May I share a guest blog with you on the restorative power of art or invite you to write about this subject? Thanks for considering this, Sally Loughridge

    1. Sally, Thank you for your offer. I prefer that you inquire via an email. Comments aren’t really for this purpose. Thank you for understanding.

  5. Hi Nancy, I wish I knew you when I had my thyroid cancer because you explain things from patient’s point of view.
    I had mine when I was 28 years old and now I’m 33. It completely changed my life and the way I prioritize everything I do. The best example is that I’m living my life the best way I can and helping others because I realized that my story can motivate people to change (I changed after this, but people have to change before a disease).
    Your website touches thousands or millions of people and I want to congratulate you for helping so many people. Thank you. Aline

  6. Hi Nancy, have over the counter supplements been recommended?
    http://breastcanceroptions.org/Natural_substitutes_for_Aromatase_Inhibitors.pdf
    http://marnieclark.com/18-natural-aromatase-inhibitors/
    Just a thought. I am considered a non-compliant, difficult patient who refuses to follow my surgeons recommendations. I do not have cancer, I had atypical hyperplasia that was surgically removed followed a regiment of 5 years of temoxefin (so?) and MRI follow ups every 6 months.

    I’m post menopausal with a strong family history of cardio vascular disease. I am not taking the recommended pharmaceuticals. On the other hand, I am eliminating toxins where I can, changing my diet & now starting exercise regiment, also reading the two links I’ve included & will add at least one of the recommended supplements.

    Wish you the best & thank you for you blog
    Thank you, Charlotte

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