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MealLogger: Support to Get Your Recovery and Healthy Eating on Track

By on November 1st, 2013 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

Even though many parts of cancer treatment were miserable, there was something oddly comforting in the predictable and stable routine. For nearly 6 months, my life revolved around this 3-week rotating schedule, in which all the details were pretty much mapped out for me by my medical care team. I knew the order of all the medical procedures, what drugs I needed to take and …

Telling Kids About Cancer

By on October 17th, 2013 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

Just a few months ago when I introduced myself to people, I usually started with either my name and job title or as mother of (fill in kid’s name). These days, I tend to lead with the diagnosis so we can start there. My name is Sara Masri and I was diagnosed with breast cancer in early June. I started my treatments in July — …

Insurance Marketplaces Offer Choices for Uninsured

By on September 30th, 2013 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

No matter how you feel about the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare, it’s coming. For some it may already be here. Nearly all Americans will be required to have health insurance by Jan. 1, 2014. If they don’t, they’ll have to pay a penalty.

A very visible part of the law becomes active on Oct. 1, 2013: Insurance marketplaces offering various plan options begin operating and will …

How to Transition Back to Work After Treatment

By on September 18th, 2013 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters, The Breast Cancer Journey

If you’re like some of my clients, you may view returning to your career as a welcome vacation from exhausting treatments and doctor’s appointments. However, as you prepare to go back to work, you may also be faced with a whole new set of challenges, including growing feelings of fear, anxiety, and stress. Here are a few ideas to help you through this process:

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Hot Topic: Chilling the Hot Flashes

By on August 22nd, 2013 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters, Treatment & Side Effects

I hear the term “excessive heat warning” from our local weathercasters and think they are talking about me. My hot flashes are so intense I can raise the temperature in a room a few degrees simply by standing in it. If you have never experienced a hot flash, think of feeling — without warning — of suddenly standing outside on a blistering summer day dressed …

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