Archive for December, 2014

Thriving Emotionally During the Holidays

By on December 23rd, 2014 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

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 …

Sex Matters: The FDA Seminar on Female Sexual Dysfunction

By on December 4th, 2014 Categories: Sex Matters

I decided to delay our jump into the topic of libido since I want to update you on a very important meeting that recently took place at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Washington, DC in late October. On the 27th and 28th, the FDA convened a 2-day seminar to discuss the issues of the unmet medical need for treatment for …

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