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Category Archives: Cancer Patients

Being diagnosed with cancer can feel like entering the Twilight Zone. Doctors appointments, tests, and a whole new vocabulary are just the beginning of life in this new place. These articles will empower and encourage cancer patients. They will help you learn to live with your illness and even thrive.


Medications

After reading last week’s post on the 3 T’s (time, transportation, and a trusted friend) you’ve arrived at your oncologist’s office with time to spare. You check in and before you know it, the nurse calls you back to the examination room, Read more…


Trusted Friend

Having cancer means spending lots of time in medical appointments, and every appointment is important. Unfortunately, these appointments can be frustrating. It’s easy to feel like your doctor isn’t listening to you. Sometimes it can be hard to understand everything Read more…


Priceless4Purpose

This week, Dan and I are celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary. So I’m taking a blogging break by reposting an article I wrote a year ago about Priceless4Purpose. We’ve recommended Priceless4Purpose and Mystic Views to several friends facing cancer and Read more…


Survivor's Guilt

When you or a loved one are diagnosed with cancer, survival tops your priority list. As time passes, you meet other cancer patients. Some of them survive. Some of them die. Learning that one of your friends has died of cancer, always Read more…


Pain Scale

Do you remember the last time you went to the doctor? If it was within the past couple of years, chances are, you were asked to “rate your pain on a scale of 0 to 10 with 0 being no Read more…


Firefighters and Cancer

It’s been 16 years since “9/11.” No doubt, you remember where you were on that day. Images of heroic first responders are etched in our memories forever. How has the health of survivors and first responders (including firefighters) at Ground Read more…


Physical affection

Everyone’s personal comfort level when it comes to physical touch is different. I’m writing this from the perspective of someone who isn’t big on physical affection (except when it’s from my husband). That being said, I find great value in Read more…


Circle of Support

The Ring Theory-Finding Your Circle of SupportThe Ring Theory was created by breast cancer survivor and clinical psychologist, Dr. Susan Silk Ph.D., and arbitrator/mediator, Barry Goldman. The gist of it is this: Comfort in. Dump out. Who you comfort, and Read more…


waiting room

One thing all cancer patients do is wait. From the waiting room, on, waiting becomes a huge part of life when you’re living with cancer,Waiting roomMy husband and I had monthly visits to the cancer center for 5 years prior Read more…


Targeted Treatments

Not that long ago, cancer treatments were synonymous with losing your hair and suffering from nausea and vomiting. Now with the advancements in cancer research, it’s not uncommon for patients to go complete a treatment regimen without either of these Read more…

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