Dealing with Stress in Daily Living

Dealing with Stress in Daily Living

“Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” Stress occurs in life even when there are no health challenges. You have good days and bad ones. Life does not stop when we are ill or are mentally overwhelmed. We must keep chugging along. Making the most out of what we can. I have...

Mental Reframing

Mental Reframing

Our Mental Health Is At Stake! Which is why it is so important to change the way we think about things. Throughout my posts I settle on one recurring message for breast cancer patients. I believe it is critical for survival to have HOPE. When all personal power seems...

Port Placement Surgery

Port Placement Surgery

Limit Needle Pokes! A port or port-a-Cath is medical plastic tube that connects to a metal or plastic disk to make frequent access to a vein easier. It is surgically placed under the skin. The outpatient surgery lasts 45-60 minutes using general anesthesia. The port...

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy

Smell The Cake and Blow Out The Candles! My favorite activity on this journey was to take time to relax. It is not as simple as it sounds. Even with all my tips and strategies, I have trouble relaxing at times. I try to think thoughts that would put me in a more...

Aqua Therapy

Aqua Therapy

No! These Seniors Will Not Overshadow Me! If They Can Do It, I Can Do Too! After getting out of the hospital, I went to a gym daily. I took every class they offered for aquatic training. All my classes were filled with seniors. They had endurance and would out-pace me...

Legal Matters & Breast Cancer

Legal Matters & Breast Cancer

Retain Your Power! Writing a will is a very significant step for any one, especially a breast cancer survivor. Whether it’s stage 0 or stage IV, having a plan is important. It’s not giving up, throwing in the towel, or succumbing to the disease. It’s about thinking...