Thank you to CureClick for sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% my own. A fundamental right we have as patients is that of health literacy, which the Department of Health and Human Services defines as “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed [...]
The emotional fallout of cancer takes a heavy toll. Experiencing your feelings in your own way, at your own pace, can be a challenge.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all. Emily Dickinson Every once in a while, I find a quiet place and dial a phone number given to me by the good people at Cancer Hope Network. The person [...]
It's easy to hate change, especially when it barges in frightening and unwanted. Usually, the first instinct is to fight it every step of the way. But if it's serenity you seek, you're only going to get there by accepting the changes you cannot change.
Sharing your pain is scary, but leaning in to therapy was the best thing I did to heal emotionally from cancer.
Mending from cancer and its treatment takes time. It's not always easy to let your body set the pace for recovery.
I have an uneasy relationship with Susan G. Komen. In fact, ever since I was diagnosed with breast cancer, there's been a big pink elephant in the room. Summer of 2009: I’m between surgeries, down one breast and scarred from hip to hip. I’m having a tough time emotionally and the blanketing of the world with [...]