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Our Friends Answer: What Helped You Get Calm?

By on April 8th, 2015 Categories: Community Knowledge, The Breast Cancer Journey

Finding calm when waiting for diagnosis details and making treatment decisions can be a challenge – no surprise there. But even a few minutes of peace can help your well-being. We recently asked our Facebook friends:

When you were in the throes of diagnosis and figuring out your treatment plan, was there anything that helped you get calm, even for a few minutes?

Answers ranged …

After Active Treatment Ends: When People Stop Asking

By on February 12th, 2015 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, my family and friends rallied to support me. They expressed love and concern, and offered their help. I was grateful for the many ways they showed they cared: they cooked meals, drove me to appointments, and even introduced me to other breast cancer survivors. But soon after my active treatment ended, those same friends and relatives seemed curiously …

Thriving Emotionally During the Holidays

By on December 23rd, 2014 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters, The Breast Cancer Journey

The holidays bring a mix of happiness and stress, hopefulness and memories, and mixed emotions for many. All of these feelings can combine in an especially bittersweet blend for women experiencing breast cancer. Coping with the real challenges as well as the joys of shopping, cooking, family gatherings, and other celebrations can be an emotional roller coaster when you are dealing with your own illness.…

I Am Strong, I Am Not

By on December 10th, 2014 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

I describe my year of cancer as sleeping with an enemy, unrelenting and omnipresent. I couldn’t shake its presence, even in those brief moments of relaxation. It was always worse at night. My husband was asleep and my daughter at college, and in the darkness, the house almost silent, except for the usual creaks and groans, nothing could be denied. To the world, I presented …

Our Friends Answer: What Are You Grateful For?

By on November 26th, 2014 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

This Thursday is Thanksgiving here in the United States. It’s no secret that the holiday season can be stressful for any number of reasons. But taking a few minutes out of your day to reflect on what makes you smile, what makes you feel at peace — what you’re thankful for — can help relieve some of that stress.

Our community members have been sharing …

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