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Putting on a Brave Face

Putting on a Brave Face

She broke into tears! I counsel those going through the breast cancer journey. Having a breast cancer diagnosis can be incapacitating. By empowering women with an array of coping options, I help people find hope in their breast cancer journey and stay positive by...

Allow Others to Do the Heavy Lifting

Allow Others to Do the Heavy Lifting

Numerous studies have shown the importance of a support system for those fighting cancer. Cancer patients NEED emotional support to improve their quality of life. The impact of support in a cancer patient’s life is why I’m writing about this twice.

How will this Diagnosis Impact my Life?

How will this Diagnosis Impact my Life?

Change is definite! This diagnosis will change your life. Those diagnosed with this disease are flooded with different types of emotions, worries, fear, and questions. In my journey, I found questions to ask my oncologist and my surgeon. I think the more information...

Balance and Gait after Breast Cancer Metastasis

Balance and Gait after Breast Cancer Metastasis

No more Christian Louboutin heels. How self-centered was my thinking! I had no idea how life-changing this diagnosis would be. My Stage IV breast cancer metastized to my cerebellum in my brain. The cerebellum is located in the rear brain and sized no bigger than a...

What to Expect with Radiation Therapy?

What to Expect with Radiation Therapy?

Why am I so tired? Radiation Therapy is used to treat breast cancer. It uses high-powered beams to target the cancerous cells. According to the Mayo Clinic and other cancer hospital and clinics, radiation therapy damages cells by destroying the genetic material that...

Positive Attitude vs. Breast Cancer

Positive Attitude vs. Breast Cancer

Cancer is just a word. It cannot have my mental health . A breast cancer diagnosis comes laden with questions, negative thoughts, fears, anxiety, and a host of different emotions. Give yourself time to let this diagnosis sink-in.  Be kind to yourself! Give yourself...

Emotional Support

Emotional Support

If you have the keys, why not use them to unlock the doors of survival! Many studies have found that social support raise breast cancer patients’ outlook and quality of life which helps improves their chances of survival. A study by Frontiers in Psychology, found...

My Goal

My Goal

You can beat this with the right tools! My goal is to shift you to a mindfully positive stage of life. Mindfulness means paying full attention to something. It means slowing down to really notice what you're doing. Being mindful is the opposite of hurrying or...

Going Flat

Going Flat

Why get new ones? The real ones tried to kill me! It is assumed most women want to look like they did before their mastectomy. That may be a myth. According to research published in Jan. 2021, by the journal Annals of Surgical Oncology, nearly 75% of women surveyed...

Fear of Not Surviving

Fear of Not Surviving

It is difficult not to live in fear. No one knows how to respond to a cancer diagnosis. I was in the complete Denial stage in Kubler-Ross' Stages of Grief. I believed that I wasn’t part of the breast cancer group. It took breast cancer coming back a few times ending...

Mastectomy Aids

Mastectomy Aids

Special mastectomy clothing that accommodates your drains are vital! The clothing must be comfortable, take in account your mobility needs, and offer options that you find attractive. Choose loose and large tops that button up the front. Use safety pins to attach your...