Makeover/Make-up

I Don’t Recognize ME Anymore! This post is about the start of your restoration. The impact of breast cancer on your body not only affects you mentally, but also physically. Enduring the scarring from surgeries, the hair loss from chemo, and other physical side effects...

Body Positivity

This Isn’t The Body I Gave Breast Cancer!With breast cancer patients experiencing chemotherapy, radiation treatments, and surgeries (possible mastectomy), and Rx physical side effects, it is no wonder that many women don’t like their post-cancer bodies. Accepting the...

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...

Exercises for Maintenance

Exercises for Maintenance

I Am So Tired! I Must Do More? Research shows that there is a role for exercise in cancer care. Exercise when fighting during or after breast cancer treatment increases stamina, improves cardiovascular fitness, increases muscle strength, improves body composition,...

Frustration and Loss

Frustration and Loss

Stripped Of My Dignity, Stripped Of My Voice, Stripped Of My Physical Capabilities, Stripped Of My Knowledge When I was in the hospital after brain metastasis surgery, I was so frustrated. My own family did not believe my experiences in the hospital due to my...

Let Go and Let God

Let Go and Let God

I Recognize That I Was Blessed I did not survive all these years by merely wanting to survive. I believe there was a higher power that helped through this journey. I was given strength to endure the treatments. I was given emotional support to keep me upbeat. Not that...