There's a list of things we're supposed to do as good patients. And then, there's the reality of living with cancer and doing the best we can.
https://youtu.be/1Evwgu369Jw You need to watch this video. It's less than three minutes long and, trust me, it's worth every second. I'll wait right here until you get back. I'm so glad you watched the video. Now we can talk. Brene Brown is my favorite academic. She's a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College [...]
"She got her looks from her father. He's a plastic surgeon." Groucho Marx It's not easy to walk into a plastic surgeon's office for reconstruction after breast cancer. On my first visit, I sat in the waiting room and fumed. All around me were glossy pamphlets and posters promising "enhancement" and "transformative" procedures that would [...]
The alarm went off at 5 a.m. and shocked me out of bed. We had to be on the bus by 6:10 for my son's field trip to The Liberty Science Center, where a live feed would virtually insert us into an operating room. I wondered as I drove my car through the unusually empty [...]
As a graduate of Look Good ... Feel Better, I want to share this with you because I've experienced the power of LGFB. Initially, I didn't think it would help me feel better because I didn't have chemotherapy or radiation. I felt ugly when I looked at my naked body, which no amount of make-up [...]
Yesterday was April 15th, the third year anniversary of my mastectomy. I know every moment I'm still here is a celebration of life, but I found myself focused on the emotions of the day. I guess I can't help it. My oncology therapist told me I have the emotional memory of an elephant, in that I [...]