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
One of the constant reminders of my experience with FBC (f-bomb breast cancer) is my tattoos from radiation. Now, granted they are small, the size of pen dots. Most people wouldn’t even notice them. The people who would and do are the people who have had them. You know who you are, unfortunately. I have… Continue reading Breast Cancer Tattoo Removal
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
A great post-radiation checkup report from San Francisco!
I have had the honor of earning quite a few graduation certificates in my life (because I loooooove school!). I can honestly say that the one I received yesterday for graduating from breast cancer treatment means as much, if not more, than all of the others!
My last Radiation treatment is a week from today. Wow. Absolutely remarkable that nearly 8 months have passed since my breast cancer diagnosis.
Everything related to FBC is far from over. However, every new day is another step in the right direction (Silver Lining)!
Today was a big day. A…R E A L L Y -B I G-D A Y for two reasons.
Why, you ask? Well, first of all, I had my eyebrows plucked and shaped! Secondly…
The freight train of fatigue from breast cancer radiation has taken up residence in my body. Why do x-rays to a small area of my body cause so much exhaustion, you ask? Well, let me tell you…
As I continue on this breast cancer journey, for every downer, there are two Silver Linings. The nicest, most amazing things happen. When I need them the most. Every. Single. Day.
Today was day 1 of 25 Radiation Treatments for my breast cancer. Radiation is the third of three legs of this treatment stool. I am hopeful that that this stool will be a strong and solid foundation that will last for generations to come.