Top 5 Blog Posts of all time – 250 down and a few to go

250 posts, that’s where we are.  It’s safe to say the topics on this blog have one thing in common.  They’re unpredictable.

Here’s a run down of the Top 5 posts, the top 5 were determined by the number of “hits” or internet traffic each blog has received.

  1. Chrissy’s Story – Chrissy Wilson’s personal reflection on being diagnosed with and surviving breast cancer, at age 28.
  2. Good Can Come from Everything – Kelsey Himes’ reflection on losing a baby at 38 weeks gestation.
  3. Ghostbusters – My personal account of being on the receiving end of a toddler’s sneeze.
  4. Praying for Joplin – The title is self-explanatory.
  5. Snow Day – An account of the blizzard of 2011.

Here’s an excerpt from each blog:

Chrissy’s Story – “On December 12, 2006 I had both breasts and 7 lymph nodes under the armpit removed.  One lymph node was involved and my cancer was found to be estrogen and progesterone receptor positive which means the cancer grows from these hormones.  After the surgery I began chemotherapy and had to do eight rounds, Cyclophoshamide with Doxorubicin the first 4 treatments followed by Taxol last 4.  I lost my hair and my breasts, but I never lost HOPE.”

Good Can Come from Everything – “When I was 38 weeks along (2 wks. From my due date) I suddenly didn’t feel her kicking. I quickly called my doctor and they told me to check into the hospital to make sure everything is okay. As odd as it sounds, I really wasn’t that worried. People talk about the same thing happening to them all the time and everything is fine. Besides, God wouldn’t do that to me would he? Let me carry her for 9 months and then take her away.”

Ghostbusters – There’s a scene in the movie Ghostbusters in which Bill Murray’s character turns a corner only to see a small green ghost flying towards him.  The ghost apparently runs into Murray because the very next scene shows Murray lying flat on his back completely covered in slime.  I had the same experience last night. My son and I were playing on the floor, I was lying on my back, he was sitting on my chest, our faces no more than 6 inches apart.  He sneezed.  I had been slimed, not by a ghost, by something much scarier, a 19 month old!

Praying for Joplin – “The next time we have a disaster drill, do everything in your power to approach the situation as if it were real and learn from it.  Our hospital brethren in Joplin and our patients deserve it.”

Snowbomination– “The Blizzard of 2011 was a storm we’ll talk about for a long time and I’m sure the 16 inches will be 30 and the three and four-foot drifts will be eight and nine when we tell stories in the years to come.  Regardless of how we exaggerate in the future, the truth is the snow brought our community to a grinding halt.”

Like all things in life, there are no guarantees, and I can’t guarantee another 250 posts.  I do promise to do one in a couple of days so come back and check – it’s hard to know what you’ll find!

About Craig Thompson

I am a young professional with two great sons, and I work in the healthcare setting. I am employed in hospital administration and serve as Chief Operating Officer at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, Missouri. These are challenging and exciting times in healthcare and my blog will focus on healthcare, raising boys or being raised by boys, and living in mid America.
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