Archive for the ‘The Breast Cancer Journey’ Category

A Breast Cancer Beginning… Nurse Turned Patient

By on March 14th, 2012 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

As a nurse, social worker, and child development specialist, I have worked with a great number of people with cancer. I have also documented my own physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and oftentimes hilarious journey through, with, over, and around breast cancer. To clarify: breast cancer isn’t funny. Not at all. However, my journey? Frequently guffaw-inducing.

Another clarification: I prefer to call breast cancer FBC. The …

Are Dark Thoughts a Bad Thing?

By on March 1st, 2012 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

Recently, some of my clients were having a conversation and the topic of “having dark thoughts” came up. Dark thoughts, or inner negative thoughts, feel heavier than other kinds of thoughts because they have a connection to intense feelings. My clients were surprised to find they were not alone; they realized that they kept these thoughts secret because they were embarrassed about them. They were …

3D Illusion Nipple Tattoos: The Finishing Touch

By on February 16th, 2012 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

Twenty-five years ago or so, if someone had said to me, “One day you’ll be tattooing nipples on women who have battled breast cancer,” I would have said they were crazy. Yet here I am doing just that, spending the majority of my days implanting pigments into the skin to create the illusion of a 3-dimensional nipple and areola. What a thing it is… or… …

Holiday Stress + Breast Cancer = A Challenge

By on December 22nd, 2011 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, croons Andy Williams over the store’s loud speaker. Really? I think. I’m sure the retailer wants me to agree with Andy, which might mean I’ll toss some more goodies into my cart. But I am not convinced. Buying stuff does not equal happiness, nor does piped-in music mean all is wonderful. I leave the store …

The Shock of a Cancer Diagnosis

By on November 10th, 2011 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

There are a lot of life events that you never forget and that become a sort of ‘rite of passage,’ after which you feel a little wiser and more street savvy. For me, those events included graduating college, obtaining my law degree, moving to New York City, meeting my best friend and then marrying him, moving to the country, raising children.

I never thought that …

Page 11 of 14« First...910111213...Last »
Back to top

Breastcancer.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing information and community to those touched by this disease. Learn more about our commitment to providing complete, accurate, and private breast cancer information.

Breastcancer.org 120 East Lancaster Avenue, Suite 201 Ardmore, PA 19003

© 2020 Breastcancer.org - All rights reserved.