About Gina

So, you know how some people get all fancied up and super do their makeup to take a selfie? Or they use an old photo from when they were still skinny and young looking?  Yeah, not so much me... This is me after a particularly creative hair styling birthday event by my daughter, Reagan in 2014.

So, you know how some people get all fancied up and super do their makeup to take a selfie? Or they use an old photo from when they were still skinny and young looking?
Yeah, not so much me… This is me after a particularly creative birthday hair styling event by my daughter, Reagan, in 2014.

I have a wonderful (and very busy!) family life that includes my husband and our 5 children. I work full-time and write books, geocache and do karate in my spare time. I also love to quilt and knit, but unfortunately rarely find the time for these anymore.

I was just diagnosed with breast cancer. As I have been awaiting test results bit by bit over the past month, I have spent a lot of time on the internet looking for information and for stories. What I found was a ton of medical sites, with lots of information, but very little personal stories to it. I found one site where a grieving husband told his wife’s story after she had passed on. I found some comments on medical posts from cancer patients, most of whom were either very sick from treatments, or very upset about something specific. What I wanted to see was a personal story from the first moments of “Oh my God, what is that lump?!” through the testing, and treatments. Feelings and worries and thoughts along the way. So I decided to start this blog to capture my own story along the way. If it helps someone else as they take this same journey, then wonderful. If it is nothing more than just a way for others to take a glimpse into the exciting world of having cancer, then that’s fine as well.

5 thoughts on “About Gina

  1. Pingback: Bye-Bye Booby | Gina Karasek

  2. Hello Gina, good to find you. I’m contacting you from VoiceMap. Writers use us to create short, immersive storytelling walks with smartphone GPS triggering audio files relevant to listener location. Experiencing a route is something like walking down the street with a voiceover narrative, and creating them a little like travelling your home town.

    I noticed you were into geocaching and thought this might be of interest to you. Get in touch and I’ll explain more. You can also check out http://voicemap.me. Cheers for now 🙂

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