About This Blog

I want to keep this blog to document my journey through Breast Cancer. I am not sure where the journey will take me or what I will discover but I know I will gain new perspective. I hope that sharing opens new doors for me and for others. If nothing else, it will be cathartic to write it down and keep people who are interested updated.

Alison, Ty and Jim

Ty, Alison and Jim on the Oregon Coast

7 Responses to About This Blog

  1. Chris and Terry says:

    Wednesday AM
    Thank you for including us in your journey. We feel very honored…..with your strengh, wisdom and humor we will all learn from you with this blog. We were so sorry to hear about your breast cancer, it doesn’t seem fair. But I do know you have so much love surrounding you today and always!! Today, as with future days, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With Love!! Chris and Terry

  2. Maryblair Byrd says:

    Today you go home to everything you love and you will really begin thejourney. I believeyou will champion this wretched dragon — you,re part Ormsby and most of that gene has a tough and persistent spot in it.
    Rest and letyour loved ones help in all ways. I hope to see you and we,ll go fishing!

    Much love from all in Big Lick.


  3. Lindsay says:

    You are one tough cookie, Al. Sharing your story is extremely therapeutic….just like eating chocolate, crying, and spending time with friends. 🙂 I think you have it down. That inner strength is impressive and will surprise you; embrace it! I am thinking about you and always here for chats about the nitty gritty of that beast known as breast cancer.

  4. heather says:

    Dear Allison,

    I am one of your mom’s friends from EMMS. I remember meeting you a couple of times. Your special mom sent me here to this beautiful spot where you share so gracefully your journey.

    You and your “circle” will be in my prayers. Hugs to you.

  5. John M. Reich says:

    Your mom forwarded your blog to me and I was deeply touched by the sensitivity, humor, and the so-real humanity of your excellent writing. You will be a role model for all who are fortunate to read your blog. As you well know from the experiences in your own family and now with your own temporary interruption, ‘life is what happens to you while you are busy doing something else’. I noted that you may be undergoing radiation treatment, and I am delighted to say that my own recent experience with radiation following surgery – with 40 treatments over an 8 week period – resulted in virtually no side effects whatsoever. I accused my oncology team of using placebo radiation on me. I hope you have a similar experience. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and we’ll be keeping track of you – through your blog and through your parents!
    With love,
    John and Patty Reich

  6. Pammie says:

    You are such a strong woman. Your writing is amazing. A true talent into the current world that you are facing so bravely. One would never know what day to day issues you are faced with when you hear breast cancer and the details that go into such a diagnosis. I am sure you have learned a lot during your journey. I was thrilled to read about the fertility success! Congrats! I see that you will be starting Chemo today and it seems that you are more than prepared. If you ever need any information or suggestions, please let me know, I work with many Med Onc nurses in my new oncology company and I would be happy to help find an answer to any questions. I am sure you are in great care where you are being treated, but here if you need me. Wishing you calm and peace during your cycles of treatment!
    Love your Cousin,

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