Hey there! Below you’ll find all the breast cancer posts I’ve written to date, on topics ranging from what to toss in your chemo bag to the more gritty stuff, like when depression creeps in and your usual “you-ness” comes to a screeching halt.
I wrote them at various stages throughout active treatment, and in those early survivorship months of reflection. The thought was that I would hang onto them with plans to one day put together a book – a project I may very well still take on. But too many people are being diagnosed with this awful disease now, and can use this information now, not days/weeks/months/years from now when I get my creative act together and write a survivor’s memoir of sorts.
If you know anyone dealing with a new diagnosis, in active treatment, or trying to figure out survivorship – even if you’re a caregiver of someone walking any of these paths – consider me a resource if that would be helpful. We were put on this earth to help one another!
- Stop saying “that doesn’t apply to me”We can all give of our time, our treasure, and our talents to bless those who are hurting. Share your gifts!
- Staying vigilant in survivorshipWhen in doubt, get checked out
- Sentinel node injections and pre-op bracketing: what to know before you goTaking four needles to the nipple is as painful as it sounds. Ditto for wire-guided localization when you’re already badly bruised and sore. Here’s how to deal.
- Pink: Little color. Big emotions.Love it or loathe it, pink is forever linked to breast cancer awareness. When you see the color, it can be an easy conversation starter. Talking to the men here, too. Breast cancer does not discriminate.
- If I go before youFear of recurrence is always in the back of any survivor’s mind.
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