Posts Tagged ‘cancer’

CANCER BRINGS A ‘GOLD LINING’.

“Every cloud has a silver lining” is an idiom I’ve often heard but never really associated with any specific experience in my life.  I’ve probably used the expression in an effort to comfort someone else.  The expression has been used repeatedly in response to my story of hair loss and...
June 2nd, 2011 | 4women.com | Read More

VITAMIN D – THE NEWEST SUPER NUTRIENT

At one of my last endocrinologist visits, the doctor suggested I have my Vitamin D levels tested, stating that Vitamin D deficiency is nearly universal these days. What!? This is not Seattle and I don’t just live in the Sunshine State.  I play tennis, golf, run, walk the dogs, and swim, all in...
December 22nd, 2010 | 4women.com, Cancer Blogs, News, Opinion | Read More

HAIR FOLLICLES ON ICE

The phone lines at Penguin Cold Caps are ringing off the hook, or in business speak, “we are currently experiencing a high volume of calls due to our appearance on Good Morning America”.  While the producer/supplier of the cold caps was not named in the GMA story, the idea that an icy head cap...
November 21st, 2010 | 4women.com, Cancer Blogs | Read More

KNOWLEDGE -IS IT POWER OR PARANOIA?

In my two years and counting researching and writing for 4Women.com, I have learned more than I maybe ever wanted to know about hair loss and cancer.  Along the way, a question has been repeated to me by new employees – “don’t you start feeling paranoid thinking about this stuff all the...
October 22nd, 2010 | 4women.com, Cancer Blogs | Read More

Cancer . . . Was It Just Part of The Plan?

“Please don’t forget to wear your seat belt.” I said to him for the millionth time. “You worry too much Cat. It doesn’t matter if I wear my seatbelt or not. If its my time to go I will go no matter what.” he said Paul and I had that conversation the morning he was...
May 20th, 2010 | Life After Cancer | Read More

MEDICAL HAIR LOSS IN HOLLYWOOD – GET REAL!

Hollywood has a unique way of portraying real life drama with their robust budgets, effective editing, and massive make-up sessions. Marriage, divorce, birth, and death are all common elements found in today’s sitcom world. One significant life drama we don’t often see, however, is cancer. Nevertheless,...
December 15th, 2009 | News, Opinion | 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

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

Associated Reactions. . . Ever Have ‘Em??

In my recent post on how smells affected our memory I neglected to write about my associated reaction with the Metro North Train to NYC. Since surviving cancer my love of NYC has been somewhat tainted. I had all of my surgery, treatment, and followup visits at Sloan Kettering in the city. I feel very...
August 17th, 2009 | Life After Cancer | Read More

Wine, Women, and Song

A few weeks ago at my OT job I had the opportunity to work with a centurian.  At 100 years old this man was still on his feet, taking care of most his own needs, and very willing to participate in his rehab.  Whenever I work with those super old patients I become very inquisitive.  I wonder about...
July 23rd, 2009 | Life After Cancer | Read More