Category Archives: chemo

March 23, 2016: Three Things Every Cancer Patient Needs 

Regardless of what type of cancer a person has, I’ve found we all really need three similar things. And we don’t just need these things at diagnosis. We need these things long term. Everyone can help even if you don’t … Continue reading

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January 8, 2015: The 5 Stages of Grief and Cancer

I know what you’re thinking, why would I be writing about the five stages of grief when I’m a cancer survivor and not dealing with the death of a loved one or even trying to prepare for my own death? … Continue reading

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November 10, 2015: Just Breathe

November is a month full of doctors and a scheduling nightmare to get all my appointments in during the required timeframe. So far, I’ve been to see my OBGYN. If you’re a woman, you already know this is anything but … Continue reading

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July 15, 2015: A Month After Chemo

Sometime during treatment I asked my oncologist how long I’d be dealing with a certain side effect. The answer was like most answers regarding chemotherapy – “It’s hard to say for sure because everyone responds to chemo differently. Some side … Continue reading

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July 7, ¬†2015: Why a Recovery Tee?

My mom made my first recovery t-shirts. Kristi and I took feedback from others as well as what I had learned and redesigned the shirts. I wore several of our sample shirts to chemo as they made the process so … Continue reading

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June 28th, 2015: It’s Just Hair

It’s just hair, so why the big fuss?  I don’t know. It’s really not what I thought it was. It’s just hair. It’s not who I am.   My son & I in September before I was diagnosed in October … Continue reading

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June 25, 2015: The Story Behind the Recovery Tee

My husband lost his job. A few days later, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I needed a double mastectomy. Our insurance deductable was $6,000 before it paid a single penny. My surgeon said I’d be off work a minimum … Continue reading

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