Dr. Wendy Harpham is a doctor of internal medicine, cancer survivor, and award-winning and best-selling author of books about cancer: Healthy Survivorship, recovery and late effects, and raising children when a parent has cancer. She is also a public speaker, patient advocate, and mother of three.
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I wrote two blog posts this morning, posted the first and then accidentally deleted both of them in a way that made them irretrievable. This post is to apologize to my subscribers who received an email with a broken link.
In my efforts to be a Healthy Survivor, I've dealt with my goof by
Releasing tension through words (I won't repeat here, in keeping with my 250-word limit)
Forgiving myself for breaking my own writing rules, such as "Save everything."
Recommitting to following my rules in the future.
Trying to see the bright side, such as that maybe the rewrite turned out better than the original.
I hope my sharing makes those of you who don't make such mistakes feel good about yourself. And for those of you who have made similar goofs, I hope you feel better that you are not alone!