Pain Techniques

Some Days I Was In So Much Pain I Couldn’t Move! We are often asked to rate pain levels by hospital staff who triage to help nurses and doctors provide care. Although, most breast cancers don’t cause pain initially. The treatments frequently do cause pain. This post...

Sleep Techniques

Sleep Techniques

If your mental battery has a 10% charge, there’s NO way to meet your all your mental and physical needs! Energy from the day is restored while you are asleep. If you don’t have periods of rest, there is no way for your body and mind to restore your energy level. You...

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...