Why the blog

First of all, allow me to apologize for the rather schmaltzy title for this blog. I don’t tend to like to mythologize cancer; I think doing so gives it alot more credit. Certainly its a big deal and can be deadly, but I like to believe that the human spirit is far larger than one disease and shouldn’t be defined by it. Still, I’m a sucker for catchy titles (and nicknames), so I just had to go with it. Feel free to mark this hypocrisy for any future campaign ads. Anyways, why did I decide to open this blog?

Whenever anyone experiences a health crisis there’s naturally much concern amongst friends and families. People are naturally curious and want to know how their loved one is doing. However, fielding question after question can be rather tedious for the ill person and their family. Also, when an illness strikes that diminishes one’s physical capacities, there’s a desire for a creative outlet, and it can be helpful to keep a record of the event.

Therefore, this blog serves a dual purpose: keep those close to me informed and giving me a way to express myself. Really, I should’ve been doing this for a long time; creative introspection can be very helpful in letting out one’s worries and preventing them from consuming the psyche. However, it is because of this blog’s mission as an outlet rather than a forum that I’m not going to be allowing comments. Certainly this doesn’t mean that I don’t want to hear from those around me; your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated, and the mere thought of them gives me a great deal of hope. However, I prefer to keep conversations private; if you want to know more, just contact me via email at craig.orndorff@gmail.com. I hope to update this blog as often as possible so that people are kept up to date and know the latest on my treatment, but don’t be surprised if I don’t always get around to it.

Thanks for understanding and being so supportive during this trying time. I’ll do my best to post regularly, and I hope that you’ll come here first to find out how I’m doing.


Craig Orndorff


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