Easing the transition to an extraordinary life

For the Patient: How did you get here? Every patient wonders that from time to time. Regardless of your situation, it is hard to be diminished, hard to ask for help and hard to not feel yourself. In this section, we’ll share approaches and ideas that might make things easier, and learn from other people’s experiences. We understand the deep desire to “feel normal” again, and we hope to get you back on your way to the new you. Try to take it one day at a time and don’t be too hard on yourself.

The Practical Things

        If you or someone you love is grappling with a serious illness, or even if you are perfectly healthy and all is well, you still need to have your affairs in order.  A lot of people resist this for many reasons:    1) You have plenty of time (you don’t)    2) View Post >

Hair Despair

  Hi friends! Today we will be sharing our own experience with hair despair and possibly some ways to make it better.  We hope you find something that helps YOU!       If treatment for your illness causes hair loss, it can be more traumatizing for a woman than actually losing other body parts (like View Post >

Hot Child in the City – Hot Flashes

  Hot flashes are for the birds. But if you have to deal with it, here’s some help.     I was lucky enough (yeah, right) to have hot flashes as one of my side effects from the medication that I take every day for the next who-knows-how-many years.  I’m not old enough for menopause View Post >

Bag O’Fun

Let’s talk about chemo.  Chemo is not fun.  The night before chemo day was the hardest for me, and actually getting the chemo was no picnic, either.  You are there for hours, sometimes the whole day if the clinic is backed up or your labs were late getting processed or if there wasn’t a chair View Post >

How to Break Up with Your Doctor

    Are you feeling like something is amiss with your doctor? For someone who is experiencing a traumatic illness, having a doctor that you are confident in is paramount.  Sometimes we end up with someone that we feel, deep down, is not the right doctor for us.  I recently went through this myself.  I View Post >

The Big “C”

  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month    It’s not what you’re thinking.  This is about the word “Can.” The first part of that word that changes everything. Maybe you have just heard from your doctor that you have cancer.  Or someone you love has found out the same thing.  It is a shock.  It View Post >

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