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Nancy’s Point Turns Three!

Nancy’s Point is three years old!

Can you believe it? Sometimes I can’t believe it myself. Who would have ever thought I’d have so much to say? Actually, who would have ever thought I’d end up having breast cancer in the first place? I sure never did…

I hope you’ll bear with me for a post or two as I do a bit of reflecting and evaluating during my self-imposed “blog reflection week”.

Just for fun I thought I’d share a list of my five (out of 268!) most read posts. It’s interesting to me (and perhaps to you) that my personal favorites are not on this list. I’m always fascinated and often surprised by which posts take off and which ones um… don’t.

You readers do keep me guessing!

The Five Most Read Posts @Nancy’s Point

1.  Should a Chemo Patient Shave the Hair Off and If So, When? – This one wins the number one spot hands down. It’s an early post that was really difficult to publish. Actually, it was the photo that was difficult to publish. This one continues to get lots of views, which makes me glad because, obviously, readers are welcome; but it also makes me sad because it’s more proof (like we need any) that too many are facing chemo and worrying about losing their hair. Hair loss is always a topic of interest. Always.

2.  Post Chemo – How Long Do I Have to Look Like This? Again, it’s about the hair and one’s appearance. People want to read and share about this stuff. Sharing helps.

3.  My Bilateral Mastectomy – Was It Just A Bad Dream? I still wish it was just a bad dream, but…

4.  Does Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer Have to Feel So Lonely? I’m pleased this one is here because my mets advocacy means a great deal to me. And anyone living with mets should not have to feel alone, not completely anyway.

5.  Who Should Undergo Genetic Testing for BRCA 1 and 2? Again, I’m pleased to see this one up near the top. I hope this has been a helpful piece for some who have been considering genetic testing.

In the grief category my most read post is, Does Sending a Sympathy Card Really Matter? This one was actually in the top ten posts period which was a pleasant surprise. I wasn’t even sure if it was worth publishing when I wrote it. Again, you readers keep me guessing. So maybe sending that sympathy card does matter…

So there you have it. My list of the five most read posts at Nancy’s Point thus far.

What’s been your favorite post? I know, who can remember, right? But if you can, I’d sure love to know…

What’s a favorite post YOU’VE written or read elsewhere? Feel free to share it in the comments below. Sharing favorites is fun and helps us all discover posts we’ve missed along the way!



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Thank You For Reading Nancy's Point!

Carolyn Frayn

Friday 27th of September 2013

Like Beth, I'm trying to catch up a little... Happy Anniversary Nancy! Your blog is one I turn to for gentle truths. Strong, valid, candid, and always kind... I thank you for being there. You have been immeasurably kind to me, I'll never forget how you helped me speak out... Big hugs!


Sunday 29th of September 2013

Carolyn, Thank you so much for your very kind words. Big hugs back!

Beth L. Gainer

Friday 27th of September 2013

Hi Nancy,

I'm catching up on my blog reading, and I want to say: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! Three years of wonderful, candid, authentic posts that have helped so so many people.

Which one is my favorite Nancy's Point post. That's easy: ALL of them!! I find all your posts wonderful. I'm so glad to consider you my friend and that we actually got to meet in person. What an amazing day that was.

Ironically, our paths probably never would've crossed if it weren't for cancer. Like Stacey, I wish we had gotten to know each other without having cancer in our lives.

Anyway, here's to many more Nancy's Point posts!!


Sunday 29th of September 2013

Beth, Thanks so much for the kind words and good wishes. It was fun to meet last fall wasn't it? So glad we're friends too.


Friday 20th of September 2013

Happy 3rd blog birthday! I love all of your posts (easy way out answer I know :) ).


Friday 20th of September 2013

Mandi, Thank you very much!

Jane Phelps

Thursday 19th of September 2013

Well, this is my first time to stumble onto your blog, so happy 3rd birthday to you, but also I am now going to look at your top five blogs. The first one you listed reminded me of when my Mom shaved her head because her hair was falling out. It was so tragic, yet beautiful at the same time. We found she had a beautiful shaped head and looked stunning without hair. Looking forward to reading more!


Friday 20th of September 2013

Jane, Well, thank you for stumbling onto my blog - welcome! I hope you do read more and please feel free to comment. I always read comments, even on old posts. Hope your mom is doing okay now.

Lisa Valentine

Wednesday 18th of September 2013

Congratulations on three years of blogging Nancy! You have reached many readers and that is a tribute to the quality of your posts. I don't have a favorite post, but I so appreciate your personable and genuine approach. Keep up the good work!


Thursday 19th of September 2013

Lisa, Thank you for your lovely comment.

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