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What’s the Real Story Behind Your Cancer Scars?
Coping with Cancer Anger
Dating with Cancer Scars and Stories – WWGN Member Interview
Although I left the dating world almost 25 years ago, I still remember it as a place fraught with land mines. For single men and women living life beyond cancer, dating represents an even larger challenge. In addition to the usual questions - how to connect, how soon to call and how to deal with [...]
Cancer Warriors Wednesday – MovingOn Rehabilitative Exercise Program
Today I am talking with personal friend and cancer warrior, Lockey Maisonneuve. Lockey is the founder of MovingOn, a rehabilitative exercise class for breast cancer survivors. Debbie: I’m a big fan of your MovingOn exercise class, which really helped me heal from my cancer surgeries. Can you tell us how you were inspired to create [...]
My “Beautiful,” Eloquent Cancer Scars
My massage therapist mentioned at one point how “beautiful” my scars were. As a supportive oncology and breast surgery massage specialist, she knows what she is talking about. Still, although I understood intellectually what she meant, emotionally I had a hard time agreeing with her. I’ve been told this before. Shortly after my surgery, I [...]
Coming out of Cancer Depression: Giving Back by Supporting Others Helps Me Heal Too
We’ve all been there – wounded by the anxiety of testing, shocked by the diagnosis, disabled by the surgeries and treatments, so ridden with cancer fatigue that we barely function. We keep going with the support of others, but we have nothing to give. The best I could muster to express the undying gratitude I [...]
Follow the Map of the Scars to Liberation!
I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing like being in a room full of cancer survivors. There is an aura of emotional courage and camaraderie which is unmistakable. During last Saturday’s Survivorship Symposium hosted by Morristown Memorial Medical Center, I had an especially meaningful experience which had to do with “cancer scar stories.” During [...]