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Oct 01

Anti-Pink – Another Perspective

Stop Pinking of Cancer

Pink: cute, feminine, sweet, playful, tender Cancer: a disease in which abnormal cells destroy body tissue. There are more than 100 types of cancer. NOW WHAT IS CUTE, FEMININE, SWEET, PLAYFUL OR TENDER ABOUT CANCER?! NOTHING! Pink also means Pink Ribbons, which we are attacked with every October – to celebrate breast cancer awareness and …

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May 21

Good Words

Helping Friends With Cancer

If you know someone going through cancer, don’t wait for them to ask you for help, don’t give them advice, don’t tell them to think positive… Honor where they are at and their feelings. Be gentle with one another, and just be a good friend. To all those who are dancing with cancer, I wish …

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May 07

If I Only Knew Take 2

Circle of Support

When I was going through cancer the second time, I had to have some heavy-duty cancer treatments that involved: chemotherapy, radiation, herceptin, zometa and 5.5 years of Arimidex, a hormone-suppressant. Cancer treatments was one of the hardest things I had ever done and have wrote many times about it and how to get through it. …

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Apr 16

Be in a Good Place

Beaded Bear

When I was going through chemotherapy, beading was one of the ways that helped me through the stress. It brought me to a peaceful place as I remembered my grandma who taught me to bead. She always said before we beaded, that we needed to be in a good place before we make our beadwork …

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Apr 12

Understanding Cancer

Cancer Basics

I am happily sharing what we are learning from developing our online cancer education course, and what helps our course be so wonderful is the stories, we have used digital stories throughout the course to demonstrate and to share knowledge around some difficult conversations or to help understand certain things about cancer. Thank you to …

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Apr 06

Just Don’t

Article from the Guardian's Photo

When I was going through cancer treatments I got to the point where I would just absolutely go tone-deaf when someone started to give me “advice” on dealing with cancer, or tell me if I just did this or that I could “cure” my cancer. Really?!?! I use to think I needed to be understanding …

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Feb 13

How to Love Yourself After Chemotherapy

love yourself

When you’re going through treatments, because you’ve taken such a beating, sometimes, it’s hard to think of caring for yourself… Please be gentle with yourself, you’ve been through a lot. Celebrate you and your loved ones. I wish you peace, wellness, and strength. I found these words in an article and adapted them back in …

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Dec 24

Wish You Peace During the Holidays

Happy Holidays

Cancer Treatments and the Holidays: A Letter to Friends and Coworkers When I was going through cancer treatments during the holidays I tried to be as normal as possible.  Work was the one place where I could be “normal”.  At work it was easy to keep my mind so busy, it was easy to keep up …

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Nov 26

What about my children?

When I was going through cancer, my kids were teens. My daughter was at her first year of college and my son was starting his senior year of high school… I told them I had cancer and didn’t explain nothing about it. For this I have some regrets. I was a single parent, and I …

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Nov 20

Honoring Feelings

Do Not Be Afraid to Cry

Cancer is too big to do by yourself, to hold your feelings in. Cancer causes so many big emotions, then add treatments and all its side effects, you may feel out of control or overwhelmed. Honor your feelings. Connect with someone or others who can help understand what you are going through. You will get …

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