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Thursday, October 11, 2012

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Chestnut Rau

Hamlet, I have been thinking about how to respond to this post since I first learned of its existence.

Thank you for your good wishes. Still, I do wish you had done me the kindness of talking to me about sharing my story with your huge readership before you did so.

Yes, I posted my words on the internet and everything after that is fair game. Realistically, I have no true right to feel violated by this post and yet I sort have exactly that feeling. There are plenty who judge me for holding a light up to my life at so sensitive a moment and there are others who simply think I am an attention seeking drama whore. So be it.

I am a writer. Writer, write. When I got my diagnosis I was reeling and I immediately started to write about what was happening as a way to hold my footing on the ship of cancer, which was rocking me hard. I shared the link on twitter in a moment when I felt so alone I thought I would drown if someone didn't grab my hand. The response was immediate and overwhelmingly positive.

Having said all of that, you are not Perez Hilton and I am not Lindsey Lohan. Your readers deserve more from you than this post and I deserve to not have my life turned into spectacle.

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