About Everybody Hearts

bluehatsThe purpose of this blog is pretty simple.  It’s to keep friends and family up to date with how the treatment is going.  It’s to  document the challenges and the triumphs of treatment and all those moments in between. This doesn’t mean I don’t want to hear from people via email/text/phone etc, but it does mean that when we do chat, we can focus on other things rather than the treatment update. Plus, I can post pics of little Nate here!

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The basics:

I was diagnosed with Stage 3 invasive breast cancer on December 10, 2012. It was five days before my son’s first birthday, and just a month shy of my 36th birthday. I started chemotherapy within 10 days. Eight rounds over 3 and a half months. I will then go on to have a double mastectomy and will require 5 weeks of radiation after that. It’s going to be a long road.

The blog:

Before my diagnosis I had decided that I wanted to start a blog, just about the everyday things I was up to, but it turns out that all my everyday things keep me very busy! So, the blog fell off my radar. I had settled on a blog title, “Everybody Hearts,” because I liked the idea of blogging about things I like, pop culture, trends, design-y stuff etc. After my diagnosis in December, I thought about blogging again. And I decided to stick with the same blog title because I liked the positive spin on the song “Everybody Hurts,” because yes, everybody hurts, but everybody hearts too.

I encourage comments, so please feel free to post.

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12 Responses to About Everybody Hearts

  1. t'ai rising-moore says:

    i am so glad you’ve decided to do this! i’m looking forward to reading your posts. 🙂
    ps
    what a cute family in blue!

  2. Jamie says:

    This blog could also be called everybody hearts Naomi, because that’s true too. You are so full of love and light, thanks for sharing Naomi.

  3. n.a. says:

    You two are super sweet. xo

  4. Andrea Trozzo says:

    Awesome blog! Truly inspiring and am glad to have met you. You are a fighter and full of love and you have come so far. So happy for you that you got through the worst, chemo. Chin up and keep smiling to be ready for the next few chapters in this treatment! I’m here if you need me.Remember, live, love, laugh! xo Andrea

  5. n.a. says:

    Thanks, Andrea! I’m glad to have met you too. You are an inspiration to me. I’m here for you as well. Let’s try to meet up again sometime soon. All best. xo

  6. Steph says:

    Hey! Was just looking through my blog followers and clicked your link and wanted to say hi. It seems we are both in Toronto and it also seems we both finished chemo the same week at the same hospital… crazy! I’m sure we may even have some of the same doctors/staff. I had my bilat-MX at TGH back in October so if you have any questions before your surgery or want to talk to anyone about it, I’m around. Very around, since I mostly do a lot of couch-laying these days… 🙂

    • Naomi says:

      Hi Steph. Thanks for reaching out! I really like your blog. You have a way of expressing the ups and downs in a very honest way. Thank you for that.
      Congrats on finishing with chemo! I’m still coming out of the chemo daze, but am hoping to feel better soon. It’d be great to be in touch. I’ll send you an off-blog email. xo

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  9. Mary Henley says:

    Naomi – you are so beautiful. Thank you for your gorgeous words. You wrote that the intention for your blog is honesty over perfection. It is so honest and perfect. And your photos are heart-melting/exploding, especially the ones of your family. And even more especially, the ones of your son. He defines joy! I’m not on FB but my husband is and I saw Sarah’s link to your HuffPost article, which led me here. I have an old email address for you – your old yahoo address – but wanted to write immediately. Sending you barrels and barrels of love. Mary

  10. Naomi says:

    Hi Mary! So lovely to hear from you! So sad that it’s under these conditions! I’ll send you an email from my new gmail account. Thanks for commenting and I hope all is well with you! Much love. xoxo

  11. Vida says:

    Hi Naomi, I’m not sure if you remember me. I met you in NYC, we had dinner with with Stevee and my best friend Christopher at an Italian restaurant. You and I talked about our husbands and how you got married in Vancouver (that’s where I was living at the time) I just wanted to say you struck me as a very sweet spirit and it was a pleasure meeting you and I think about you a lot. Your family is beautiful, I hope to have one someday too. I wish you all the best. Vidarlinh x

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