Archive for the ‘Life After Cancer’ Category

Is It Ever “Just” A Headache Anymore?

The night of my first chemo treatment was one of the worst of my life running a very close second to the night my husband was killed. I remember being home alone laying on the couch when the worst headache of my life began. The pain was so intense I was crying. It was all centered right above my eyes...
March 2nd, 2010 | Life After Cancer | Read More

Boobie Bracelets. . . Are They Offensive?

I have referred to my breast’s as “boob’s” for years never thinking anything of it. In my book Breastless in the City I used that word quite often. For me it is just a way to lighten up things when talking about breast cancer. I certainly didn’t think it was an offensive...
February 9th, 2010 | Life After Cancer, Uncategorized | Read More

Early Detection For Pancreatic Cancer

by-Cathy Bueti. As some of you may know my father passed away in June of ’08 from pancreatic cancer. Like most patients it was diagnosed too late and he lived only a year from his diagnosis. And that was longer than they predicted when the docs gave him 8 months. He didn’t go see a doctor...
January 27th, 2010 | Life After Cancer, News, Opinion | Read More

It’s Only Skin Cancer. . . Right??

This is what I heard someone say recently. I have to admit it startled me. And this person had skin cancer. I couldn’t help but wonder why she would say something like that. And then I wondered how many others felt the same way. As a breast cancer survivor I am glad there is a ton of awareness...
January 20th, 2010 | Life After Cancer | Read More

Soy. . . Does It Make A Body Good??

After my treatment for breast cancer I began to really look at what I was eating. And in the process made significant changes to my diet. In my quest for healthier foods I became interested in soy. I had never eaten soy before, no edamame or tofu, but I was willing to try. I had always heard that...
December 9th, 2009 | Life After Cancer | Read More

Posing Nude After Breast Cancer. . . Would You Do It??

I came upon this story on MSNBC about a 49 year old UK woman who turned down Playboy 30 years earlier and recently posed nude after her mastectomy and reconstruction. She is wanting to raise awareness and give hope to other survivors. This got me to thinking about whether or not seeing another woman’s...
October 29th, 2009 | Blogs-contributors, Life After Cancer | Read More

Secretly Wishing For Breast Cancer??

This picture is from Post Secret. I cannot express how angry it makes me. As a breast cancer survivor I am especially appalled that any normal healthy person would ever wish for a disease that is killing young women! Breast cancer is NOT the way to get skinny and get a boob job!! How about trying...
October 25th, 2009 | Life After Cancer | Read More

Do You Think Before You Pink??

Pink has always been my favorite color ever since I was a little girl. My room was painted pink, I had pink bedding on my white canopy bed, and when I got older pink was my favorite choice for nail polish and lipstick. Little did I know that when I was in my thirties I would never look at that color...
October 12th, 2009 | Life After Cancer | Read More

What Calms You ??

I took this picture over the weekend. The weather was so beautiful with windows to the fall. All I had to do was walk across the street from our house and it was like I went to another world. Whether it is the ocean or a lake, water has always had a calming effect on me. I love to just sit and look...
September 29th, 2009 | Life After Cancer | Read More

It’s the Waiting Room. . . What Do You Do??

I had a 6 month boob checkup at Sloan with my surgeon and after 8 years I still get super anxious. Two nites prior I started with a headache and by the morning of I felt sick to my stomach. Somehow I thought that it would be an easy appointment. Just a breast exam and no scans. But alas…I...
August 26th, 2009 | Life After Cancer | Read More