Relaxation During Cancer Treatment

I know that it will not come as a surprise when I say that cancer and its treatment can be stressful for people with cancer and their caregivers. Understatement of the decade, I’d say.  When I was sick, for the first time in my life, I started using relaxation techniques and other mind/body practices to… Continue reading Relaxation During Cancer Treatment

Helpful Hot Flash Hints

Helpful Hot Flash Hints For those of you who have experienced (naturally occurring or chemo-induced) menopause, you know exactly what I mean when I say that hot flashes absolutely S**K!! Not only do they rock your world in a moments notice with absolutely no warning, but they (at least mine) are all consuming and utterly… Continue reading Helpful Hot Flash Hints

Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathy

Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathy After my taking Taxol, I experienced something called neuropathy. It is yet another example of the collateral damage that chemo does in its pursuit to eradicate FBC (or any kind of cancer for that matter). I know many (way too many!) people who have also experienced nasty neuropathy. The image above describes how… Continue reading Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathy

Let’s Talk About Sex (During Cancer Treatment), Baby

Let’s Talk About Sex (During Cancer Treatment), Baby In the midst of a cancer diagnosis, treatment, or recovery, intimacy can easily slip to the bottom of the priority list (if it makes it on the list at all!). I know that this was the case for me. As a bald skeleton, the last thing in… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Sex (During Cancer Treatment), Baby

Chemo Mouth During Cancer Treatment

Chemo Mouth During Cancer Treatment Yesterday, I had the incredible opportunity to be on the Health News: NPR morning segment. It was great fun to discuss one of my favorite topics: EATING.  This was especially poignant because the topic was: Cancer patients and lost appetite. Boy oh boy did the interview take me right back to the period when… Continue reading Chemo Mouth During Cancer Treatment

Safety During Chemotherapy Treatment

Safety During Chemotherapy Treatment This week, I heard an absolutely heart-breaking, tear inducing, mind-numbing story involving a person who had just finished a chemo treatment. While driving, this person had a bad reaction to a just-received medication and this reaction caused a fatal car crash. Unimaginable and truly horrific, I know. This incident automatically made… Continue reading Safety During Chemotherapy Treatment