This website is a shout-out to Menopausal Warrior Queens everywhere who are fighting the Evil Breast Cancer (EBC) while trying to beat back the unrelenting ravages of time. People often refer to this experience as a “journey,” but anyone who comes out on the end of this unreasonably bumpy ride without a bad attitude deserves more than a crown! The best way to tackle the non-medical annoyances is to share tips and tricks with our MWQ girlfriends.
A couple of navigational pointers to guide you around the site:
The dark blue menu bar above includes information such as who MWQ is, her monthly blog, handy references, presentations available for women’s groups (primarily in the Washington, DC metro area), recent publications of articles and how you can contact me – um, her – I mean, us. (A future Purchase link, once live, will take you to menopausalwarriorqueen.com where you will be able to buy my book and other MWQ accoutrements. A percentage of the proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.)
Check out the topical headings under the green Forums menu on the left to find answers and share your solutions to outsmart the EBC, or at least get some satisfaction by kicking it to the curb as frequently as possible! And while we’re sharing, I hope we discuss effective ways to beat back Father Time since he doesn’t seem to want to give up either.
Each topical page contains some thoughts to get your ideas flowing and sharing started. On the far right side are “Pearls of Wisdom” made up of excerpts from MWQ’s upcoming book, The Menopausal Warrior Queen Slays the Evil Breast Cancer (the current working title) and discoveries from her own experience and those of other survivors.
If you are a young EBC survivor, I hope you won’t be hesitant to explore the site. Although the target audience is menopausal survivors, we are here for our younger sisters. You may discover our non-medical workarounds to be helpful, although I apologize in advance if our language and ’60s references sound a bit too “retro.” As for the kicking-EBC-to-the-curb satisfaction thing – we all deserve to do that, no matter what age we are!
I dedicate this site to the gutsy gals in my breast cancer support group, especially my peeps, Marina, Linda, Beth and Meg and in loving memory of our dear friends Barbara, Joannie and Patty.