Are You Afraid to Move Your Body?

Are You Afraid to Move Your Body?

Number one, like yourself. Number two, you have to eat healthy. And number three, you've got to squeeze your buns. That's my formula. Richard Simmons After cancer treatments and surgeries, our bodies are definitely changed. Where there once was health and vigor, there is now scarring, tightness, soreness and weakness. While it certainly takes time to [...]

What’s the Real Story Behind Your Cancer Scars?

What’s the Real Story Behind Your Cancer Scars?

A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars. Carly Simon Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh. Leonard Cohen It's a shallow life that doesn't give a person a few scars. [...]

Dating with Cancer Scars and Stories – WWGN Member Interview

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

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 “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 [...]