So, who is Nic Nac Paddywack?
Nic Nac Paddywack is a smiley-faced writer who collects nicknames the way some women collect shoes. I'm joking... she collects pretty shoes too. And smiles... and journals... wait... what?
Nicole McLean, writes online as Nic Nac Paddywack. A survivor of stage 3a breast cancer, she blogs about her experience with breast cancer here at My Fabulous Boobies.
Diagnosed under 40, she falls into the category of "young women with breast cancer" and is also considered a young adult cancer survivor. She tends to look at her life in two parts: before diagnosis and after. Young, African-American, childless, never married... but still hoping... she found that there were not a lot of cancer patients with her story at her cancer center or online. So, she had to be the voice that she wanted to find.
Blogging about her experiences in being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer began as a way to keep her family and friends updated on her progress. It quickly became the cathartic lifeline she needed to process her feelings about this traumatic experience.