The Peachfuzz Chronicles


My seemingly perfect life was thrown a major curve ball when I was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer in 2010. This blog will take a look at the sometimes whacky world of cancer, chemotherapy and survivorship. After blogging about my father’s illness and death only 13 months ago, I’ve learned that it is better to look for the humor in what may seem to be the darkest days.

My name is Echo R. Fling and I live in central New Jersey with my husband of 25 years, two adult children and two Pembroke Welsh Corgis. After a 33-year career in marketing communications, I retired, plying my trade as an adjunct faculty at a local university and love working with the students. My last chemo treatment was Thanksgiving 2011 and I seem to be doing well. I am the author of Eating an Artichoke; a Mother’s Perspective on Asperger Syndrome (Jessica Kingsley Press 2000). I also am the voice of The Plucky Gastronome food blog.

They say hindsight is everything. Twinkie, the younger of the two dogs, knew something was up with “Mommy” before any of us even suspected. She has stuck to me like glue for several months and continues to do so. What makes this “cancer blog” different than all the rest is You the reader, will be treated to an occasional posting from Twinkie–who will offer her “dog’s eye view” on coping with cancer and the the gift of survivorship.


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