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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, …

Pink Ribbon Risotto

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

Besides being Vegan Mofo, October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I’ve never been a “rah-rah” joiner of causes. But since my oldest sister, Babs, and several of my good friends are breast cancer survivors, I’m sucking it up in their honor and am hopping on the “think pink” bandwagon, for at least a day.

Although I’m smitten with the earthy-sweet flavor of beets, …

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 …

How to Talk to Your Doctor About Sexuality Issues

By on June 15th, 2011 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

Most of my clients who have had cancer treatments complain about sexual difficulties. While there are some healthcare providers who are interested in hearing/talking about sexual side effects that you might be experiencing, you may encounter those who don’t seem open to this kind of conversation. Breast cancer survivors deal with sexual side effects such as low desire, vaginal dryness, and painful intercourse due to …

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