• Health & Wellness,  My Breast Cancer Journey

    Healing After Cancer – It Will Take Longer Than You May Think

    Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. See my Affiliate Disclosure to learn more. There are multiple stages to your cancer journey. The diagnosis, treatment, and the longest stage by far is healing after cancer. During the treatment phase, your primary focus becomes beating this horrible disease. You are aware of the potential side effects, but you do your best to block them out, so you can make it through and ring that bell as a survivor. What you do not realize is the effect that a year’s worth of treatment can have on your body. As I woke up this morning, I am sore in places that I never…

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    Life After Cancer Treatment – Embracing Your New “Normal”

    Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. See my Affiliate Disclosure to learn more. Life after Cancer is anything but easy. Treatments have taken a serious toll on your body, both mentally and physically, with side effects that linger long after treatment has ended. I was diagnosed in September of 2016, and while my treatments and two surgeries seemed to go by in a blur, they were not without anger, frustration, and sadness as every day was a constant struggle to adjust to what my new “normal” would be. There would be days where I barely had enough energy to get out of bed, others where I was in so…

  • Health & Wellness,  My Breast Cancer Journey

    You Are A Breast Cancer Survivor

    Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. See my Affiliate Disclosure to learn more. In every cancer battle, there are three simple words that every patient longs to hear, “You’re a Breast Cancer Survivor“. Cancer patients go through a wide range of treatments, like chemo, radiation, surgery and hormonal therapies. While these treatments are designed to kill the cancer while also preventing recurrence, it should come as no surprise that being told you’re a survivor is cause for celebration, as it means you survived the battles others did not. Cancer is a Four-Letter Word: Long before my personal Breast Cancer battle, my father’s diagnosis of metastatic Pancreatic Cancer in 2015…

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    Health & Wellness,  My Breast Cancer Journey

    Life As A Breast Cancer Survivor – Adjusting To My New “Normal”

    Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. See my Affiliate Disclosure to learn more. When I started my Breast Cancer journey, I did it with the ultimate goal of hearing three simple words, you’re a Breast Cancer Survivor. While surviving this disease is a feat in and of itself, no one can truly tell you how difficult the journey will be to identifying and adjusting to what will be your “new normal.” I Was In Denial: Although all the signs pointed to cancer, I was adamant until the very end that everyone had to be wrong, and it could not be possible that the lump in my breast could be…

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