Articles By: Kairol Rosenthal

Do You Push Your Limits When You’re Sick?

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I just got back from a ten-day heavenly trip to Georgia with Shannon: lush palms, Spanish moss, butterflies, lazy boating on a lotus lined river, and my mystery fever (just for a day). I get mystery fevers every few weeks and have for a long time.  I down Tylenol, drink tons of water, lay low that...
August 25th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Adapting to Early Menopause

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Here she is again, continuing on from Wednesday’s post – the amazing 36 year old ovarian cancer patient from Philly guest blogging about early menopause – Emily Beck. The Dark Side of the Moon I am not mystically inclined.  I love The Lord of the Rings as much as the next person,...
August 21st, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Listen to Me on the BBC Radio

I’m taking a vacation from cancer.  And the rest of my life.  (That is why I have some great guest bloggers on this week!)  I’m eating low country boil and sweet potato pie on a slow relaxing Georgia trip with my man.  No computer access at all.  But when I learned that my interview...
August 19th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Changing Body Shape – Old Before Our Time?

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You’ve asked for it so here it is: for the next two posts we’ll be dishing on early menopause.  I still get monthly visits from Flo, so I asked Emily Beck to write about this subject and moderate conversation.  Emily is a 30-something diagnosed with ovarian cancer in summer of ‘07...
August 19th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Have you ever used visualization or imagery?

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Our bodies are great at remembering hard times: The smell of alcohol in a hospital makes my heart race.  I can’t wear turtlenecks because they remind me of the compression bandage on my throat after my thyroidectomy. But the flip side is that our bodies can conjure great experiences too.  Here’s...
August 17th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Meshing illness and intimacy?

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This post is much longer than usual but is so raw, eloquent, and well worth taking the time to read.  Leslie Rott is a 23 year-old lupus patient and grad student at University of Michigan.  She’s the creator of Getting Closer To Myself blog. Take it away Leslie: I have been struggling for a...
August 14th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Is Eating Sugar Bad For My Cancer?

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During PET scans, my cells gobble up an injected glucose tracer (much like I gobbled up three pieces of blueberry pie in one sitting for breakfast last week.)  So if my cancer cells are thriving on sugar, does that mean eating sugar will encourage cancer growth? No.  Our body chemistry isn’t...
August 11th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

John Hughes, Molly Ringwald, and My Cancer

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I wanted Molly Ringwald’s pout and strawberry hair in eight grade. But I wanted even more the epiphany moments she lived out as John Hughes’ characters. Whether a wallflower or a princess, by the end of every movie we got to see who Samantha, Claire and Andie were, not who everyone else thought...
August 9th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Got any tips and tricks for cancer brain fog?

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I do.  Read this book: Your Brain After Chemo: A Practical Guide to Lifting The Fog and Getting Back Your Focus by Dr. Dan Silverman and Idelle Davidson. The best trick for cancer brain fog is to learn about it and become empowered. Your Brain After Chemo provides copious information on cancer brain...
August 6th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Got any tips and tricks for cancer brain fog?

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I do.  Read this book: Your Brain After Chemo: A Practical Guide to Lifting The Fog and Getting Back Your Focus by Dr. Dan Silverman and Idelle Davidson. The best trick for cancer brain fog is to learn about it and become empowered. Your Brain After Chemo provides copious information on cancer brain...
August 6th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More