Whether the one facing this body-altering surgery is you, or someone close to you, mastectomies can be a scary and emotional procedure to think about. One way to calm the nerves is to focus on the practical ways you can be prepared for it.
How to pick a chemo bag and what to put in it
Here are the top 10 essentials to keep within reach of your infusion chair.
Physical flaws – accepting yours and handling uncouth opinions from others
As you see things you don’t like – and you will – let’s talk about it.
Staying vigilant in survivorship
When in doubt, get checked out
Mind your vibe (and your tone)
Never underestimate how tone of voice can influence the meaning of your words.
When a friendship ends
You can handle it gracefully (hard to do) or not (easy to do). Either way, the consequences are on you, boo.
When you don’t feel like being nice
Know when it really matters to be nice? When you’re emotional and sleep-deprived and stressed and sad and somebody comes at you with an attitude.
Saying goodbye to the Old Girl
One sneaky day date turned pup adoption blessed our family many times over. How do you say goodbye to that?
Handling unwanted attention (and peer pressure)
I will pull no punches here. I don’t want you blindsided.
Jen’s Chicken Spiedini
Discovered this after a sweet friend drove to my house all the way from Prosper just to make me a home-cooked meal during the height of breast cancer treatment.
Where are the “good” breast cancer charities?
There are four organizations that I have gotten to know this year (so far), and they have captured my attention for all the right reasons.
To my future daughter-in-law and son-in-law
Outside of being entrusted with our own God-given children, I can think of no greater privilege than growing our brood by welcoming you into it, investing in your lives, and being present and purposeful in the future you create together.