Cancer Conundrum

Recently, I have had many customers ask me questions about their therapies and doctor visits. The theme seems to be why this and not that? Why does this doctor prescribe this, but my friends doctor did not? Why is there not a standard protocol, a checklist? I also get...

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Physical Activity, Recurrence and Rowing…

Prior to being diagnosed with breast cancer, I was a very active person. I had become addicted to boxing about four years prior. The sport, the community and the workouts were fantastic. I was very dedicated, 5 mornings a week at 6:45 am. That's hardcore. I did not...

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Four years ago today, memories of cancer and treatment.

In this last week or so, I have had a few women come in the store and they are getting ready for their first round of chemotherapy. Purchasing head wear and trying on wigs because they know they will be losing their hair. I have been thinking of what to write for this...

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Words

I do a lot of reading about cancer. Sometimes it is simple Face Book posts, other times it is articles in credible magazines, and sometimes I research deeper. Articles, memoirs, or really anything written by someone who has gone through cancer, including myself, have...

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The Importance of Regular Mammograms

Many women are afraid of their first mammogram, but there is no need to worry. By taking a few minutes each day for a week preceding the exam and doing the following exercises, you will be totally prepared for the test and best of all, you can do these simple...

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Don’t Forget What is Important This Season

Christmas Wishes For All Written, December 24, 2012 The Compression Garment Diaries. Time with family is what is most important during these next few days. I hope that you all enjoy the moments with your loved ones over the holidays. Forget about your to do lists,...

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I Can Do Hard Things

“There are souls on this earth that just seem to shine a little brighter. It's not because they've been left to burn in peace and quiet. I think it's because they've been poked and prodded. The fire grows and glows because of the beautiful struggle they're in. The...

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Emotions You Think are Long Gone

I was at an event last night, the host decided to shave her hair off to raise money for the Children’s Hospital. Honestly, my first reaction was why would a person shave off their hair if they did not need to. When I was sick, people offered and I thought it was...

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