New Year. New Blog.

Life According to Somebody will be converted to a new name and a new focus. The new name Best Life After Cancer. It will be targeted more to anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer with hopes to inspire how to live your best life after cancer. You don’t have to have had cancer to read this blog so I hope my readers will stay with me through the new journey and share with others who you think may be inspired as well!

The new site address will be shariberman.net and you will be redirected from here to the new site.

Thank you in advance for continuing to follow me on this journeybarth-bailey-639710-unsplash

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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