Posts Tagged ‘health’

What, Me Worry? And Worry, and Worry

By on March 29th, 2012 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

I know a woman who has lived more than 30 years after a diagnosis of estrogen-negative breast cancer. When I asked her recently if she still worried about it returning, she said, “Not really.” I love that the fear eventually goes away, but I hope it is far sooner than 30 years, as by then I will be 90 and, at the rate I am …

Chemotherapy and Exercise

By on February 1st, 2012 Categories: Treatment & Side Effects

When you go through chemotherapy, in addition to the preoccupation of whether or not it will effectively destroy the cancer cells, you may be concerned about how to retain your physical fitness during treatment.

If you are an endorphin junkie like I am, you’ll find that keeping up with an exercise program during chemotherapy, if you are physically able to, is a good way to …

Wham Bam! A Cellulitis Scare After All These Years

By on November 23rd, 2011 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

Full disclosure here: My sole intent for sharing these details of my experience is simple. I hope to help someone else avoid what happened to me.

To briefly recap Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 , this summer (our first living full-time on the farm) found me loving living here and farming full-time, but thinking, thinking, thinking about everything that needed to be done, and running, …

Exercising Safely: How to Find a Qualified Personal Trainer

By on September 14th, 2011 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

Welcome to blog #2 on exercising safely after breast cancer treatment. In this blog I will talk about what makes a qualified personal trainer and how to find one in your area.

We all know that the topic of exercise for breast cancer survivors is a hot, hot topic. And I first want to thank all of you who chimed in on my first blog …

Exercising Safely After Treatment: How to Get Started

By on July 13th, 2011 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

I’m not usually one who says things like, “it takes a special person to do so and so,” but breast cancer survivors are special people. I’ve found that working with survivors challenges me and makes me want to go to work every day!

We all know that exercise is good for us. We all know the positive benefits of exercise. Now you just need to …

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