Now live: Strive for Five on Substack

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ginabeewell
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Now live: Strive for Five on Substack

Postby ginabeewell » Wed Aug 31, 2022 11:06 pm

I'm live with Strive for Five on Substack - and we are ready for subscribers!

https://ginajacobson.substack.com

For those who don't know Substack - it was new to me - it is a platform for writers intended to put them directly in touch with readers via emailed newsletters - basically it is a blog you never have to visit. : )

Over the course of the next year, I'll be sharing an accelerated and authentic look back at my four-year journey as I try to make my way to the five year survival date. At least once weekly, I will share my old Facebook status updates along with behind-the-scenes of what REALLY happened and/or reflections from today.

Especially across the first few months, I hope it will be something that might be of value for newly diagnosed patients - especially since at the beginning, we didn't share much between the diagnosis and my first chemo; and what I did share wasn't quite as honest as I became as treatment wore me down. ; )

I know most of you are familiar with a ton of my story here; but I would welcome you to join me there - or even better, share the link with someone who might be earlier in their journey and who might benefit. (Many people use the platform to monetize their writing; but this will all be free, and I don't see that changing, so you can share without fear of hitting a paywall.)

Thanks to so many of you for helping me to make this happen, as well as joining me there - you are all making me feel a lot safer taking this jump!
: )
49 YO mom of twins (11) lucky stepmom of 16/19 year olds
9/17/18 DX stage 4 CRC w inoperable liver mets CEA 931
Currently NED!

Join me on a lookback of my journey via my Strive for Five on Substack here:
https://ginajacobson.substack.com

All treatment details here:
https://www.weareallmadeofstars.net/col ... nt-journey

My favorite posts here:
https://weareallmadeofstars.net/favorite-posts

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Re: Now live: Strive for Five on Substack

Postby Peregrine » Fri Sep 09, 2022 1:16 am

ginabeewell wrote:... Especially across the first few months, I hope it [my substack] will be something that might be of value for newly diagnosed patients - especially since at the beginning, we didn't share much between the diagnosis and my first chemo; and what I did share wasn't quite as honest as I became as treatment wore me down.

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Re: Now live: Strive for Five on Substack

Postby ginabeewell » Fri Sep 09, 2022 12:00 pm

Peregrine wrote:
ginabeewell wrote:... Especially across the first few months, I hope it [my substack] will be something that might be of value for newly diagnosed patients - especially since at the beginning, we didn't share much between the diagnosis and my first chemo; and what I did share wasn't quite as honest as I became as treatment wore me down.


Thanks for reminding me you had started to work on this - did it ever turn into something tangible - e.g. a playbook of some sort? The Substack is really a storytelling platform more than anything else - but if we have something that could be shared as a resource, I would love to provide a link on my blog or maybe in one of the newsletters?
49 YO mom of twins (11) lucky stepmom of 16/19 year olds
9/17/18 DX stage 4 CRC w inoperable liver mets CEA 931
Currently NED!

Join me on a lookback of my journey via my Strive for Five on Substack here:
https://ginajacobson.substack.com

All treatment details here:
https://www.weareallmadeofstars.net/col ... nt-journey

My favorite posts here:
https://weareallmadeofstars.net/favorite-posts


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