I had my mastectomy on a Wednesday. I think it was Friday morning, when the anesthesia finally wore off, that I had my breakdown. Not being in my right mind, I could be wrong. What I know for sure is that cancer had been eating away at my emotions for the past six and a [...]
Author: Debbie Woodbury
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It’s Time for Bed. Are You Too Tense to Sleep?
Do you have difficulty sleeping or staying asleep during the night? I sure do. I've always been prone to insomnia but, while I was undergoing cancer treatment, it was especially bad. I've learned the hard way that the best way to keep yourself wide awake is to freak out about not sleeping. Now I know [...]
Did You Know You Might be Able to Donate Blood?
January is National Blood Donors Month. Some survivors are eligible to roll up a sleeve and give fellow cancer patients the ultimate gift. A week or so before my mastectomy, I found myself in the blood donation center at my hospital. Before my diagnosis, I thought a lot about donating blood, but never actually rolled [...]
Do You Need a Time Out from Cancer?
Happy almost New Year! As we move forward into 2015, I'm wishing you all the best for the New Year. I hope you have exciting plans and opportunities for the New Year. For me, I'm thrilled to share a piece of good news: I'm now writing for CURE as a featured contributor. My first article, offering tips for quieting [...]
Time to Settle In & Get Cozy!
All of a sudden, I'm feeling the need to slow down and get cozy. Of course, that means hot chocolate, marshmallows, a comfy throw and my favorite holiday movies. What brings you comfy, cozy happiness? Whatever it is, make sure to allow yourself to luxuriate in it this holiday season. Don't think of it as goofing [...]