The emotional fallout of cancer takes a heavy toll. Experiencing your feelings in your own way, at your own pace, can be a challenge.
"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 [...]
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 [...]
Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it. Ernest Holmes Many weeks a theme just organically presents itself to me. This week, it's happening again. As you already know, Sunday was the third "cancerversary" of my mastectomy and TRAM flap reconstructive surgery. Having "the emotional memory of an elephant," I [...]
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. Thomas Jefferson We all know that going through the diagnosis and treatment of cancer changes you forever. Our bodies, minds and psyches are irreparably scarred in ways it takes years to understand. We've lost jobs we loved and friends [...]