The Best Surprise

It’s not often I log onto Facebook and get a wonderful surprise. Many times its filled with not so good news about friends reporting on test results or finding out another has died too soon. But today isn’t one of those days.

Today I found out I was put into the company of some pretty amazing bloggers and named along with them one of the Best Metastatic Breast Cancer Bloggers of 2015 by Healthline. EEEK!!  I’ll be honest, I’m freaking out a little bit.


When I started my blog after my diagnosis, my purpose was to document my illness – good, bad and ugly and to have something my son could go back and read for when he was ready. I also hoped that if someone learned something from my experiences or was able to feel like they had someone in their corner it would be worth it. I also believe in being as transparent as I can be so, when I can, it all gets put out there.

I want to thank whoever is responsible for adding me to this list. I’m absolutely and truly honored. I’m thankful for those that read my blog and those that comment. This honor makes every last word I’ve ever written worth it and I’ll continue to keep writing for as long as I can.

Xoxoxo ~ Susan

14 thoughts on “The Best Surprise

  1. thesmallc March 31, 2016 / 3:42 pm

    Congratulations!! You deserve this and more.

    • stickit2stage4 March 31, 2016 / 3:47 pm

      Thank you so much! That’s so nice of you to say. Xoxo

  2. Julie Schaeffer March 7, 2016 / 7:29 pm

    Hi there!

    My name is Julie Schaeffer and I’m a freelance writer for (I actually compiled this list of metastatic breast cancer blogs, congratulations!) I’d love to include a few brief comments from you in an article I’m currently working on. The article will offer motivating or inspiring words of wisdom to people affected by metastatic breast cancer—from people who are going through it themselves.

    If interested, please email me and we can discuss specifics.

    Thank you for sharing your story with so many!


    Julie Schaeffer
    Freelance Writer/Editor
    Allentown, Pennsylvania

    • stickit2stage4 March 7, 2016 / 7:42 pm

      Hi Julie,
      I would be honored to be included. I don’t see your email address. You are welcome to email me at anytime.

      • Julie Schaeffer March 8, 2016 / 9:04 pm

        I just sent you an email!


  3. helensamia March 2, 2016 / 12:26 pm

    Congratulations… Well done 🙂

  4. nancyspoint March 1, 2016 / 11:49 pm

    Congrats! Well deserved!

  5. The Accidental Amazon March 1, 2016 / 9:52 pm

    And you’re in excellent company, I see. Isn’t it grand to get a wonderful surprise for a change? xoxo, Kathi

    • stickit2stage4 March 1, 2016 / 9:57 pm

      Yes, many great bloggers. I had no clue until I saw Jen’s blog and went to check out the others. I literally dropped my phone!

  6. Beth March 1, 2016 / 8:42 pm

    Squeeeeeee!!! Congrats lady!!! So well deserved!

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