Top 5 Blog Posts 2017


A big thank you to all those who have followed and read my blogs this year. I never expected to get the reception that I have and it means so much to know my writing has connected with and touched you in some way.

This year I had over 16,000 hits with over 4,000 readers from 73 different countries. It always amazes me to see readers from countries such as Bulgaria, Taiwan, Romania and Saudi Arabia to just name a few. My most read blog posts have been because of you, sharing with others. The more you share, the more reach for my blog and the addition of new followers. The Dana Farber Cancer Institute lists my blog on their website and undoubtedly the majority of reads outside of the U.S. come from their sharing. Others this year have shared on their sites as well. My blog post called “25 Life Lessons From a Cancer Survivor” was written in 2016 and then shared by other sites in 2017, which resulted in it becoming the #2 most read post of 2017 and the most read post of all time.

Here are the top 5 posts for 2017

#5 Ladybugs, Trucks and College Graduation, Oh My!

#4 The Big Move. Saying Goodbye to Our Childhood Home

#3 I Outlived My Doctor. Now What?

#2 25 Life Lessons From a Cancer Survivor



#1 Dear Superman

Once again a sincere thank you for all your support and I wish you and your families a happy and healthy 2018!


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About Shari

I am a two-time cancer survivor and patient advocate. Diagnosed as a young adult, at age 25 with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, I had to quickly face the reality of life’s curveballs. My treatment offered a potential cure while at the same time, underestimated the long term side effects including a secondary cancer (breast cancer) nine years later. Shortly after my breast cancer treatment ended, my youthful, seemingly healthy mother was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer and passed a year later. I have lived the cancer experience as a patient and a family member/ caregiver and understand both sides. Life after treatment is often challenging emotionally and physically and there is a gap in providing needed support. I don’t consider cancer a gift as it is not something I would ever want to give to someone. Rather, I view cancer as an opportunity; one I received at an early point in my life to live intentionally, understanding how things can change at any moment. I live without regrets, fully understanding the gift and fragility of life.
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