Posts Tagged ‘young’

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

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

USA Today article features several Planeteers!

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Check it out, guys! Liz Szabo of USA Today interviewed several of our members for the following story: “Cancer Can Bring Out Just the Wrong Words.” There’s even a photo of our lovely Carrie! w00t! Carrie Morse, left, and restaurant owner Reem Azoury share a few laughs at Figs Fine...
February 11th, 2009 | Heidi Adams | Read More

My Mammogram: A Photo Entry (And Twitter Feed)

So I had my annual booby-squashing this morning, and since I have recently become a Twitter addict (follow me @heidisa) I thought it would be funny to “live tweet” it, which basically means posting a running commentary to Twitter on the action. (It’s nothing compared to the Austin woman...
January 23rd, 2009 | Heidi Adams | Read More

The "bikini effect"—or, what’s up with the skyrocketing melanoma stats?

So a study came out in the last couple of weeks that prompted a flurry of news stories. Here’s the gist, from lead researcher Mark Purdue, of the National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics: “We observed a 50 percent increase in the annual incidence of melanoma...
October 15th, 2008 | Heidi Adams | Read More

Thanks to you, pediatric nurses love YA patients!

Hi, everyone– Thanks so much for the stories and words of wisdom. I used them all, and they loved it! (Lindsey, I turned your list into “Lindsey’s Top 10 Pieces of Advice for Nurses.” They were hysterical!) I spoke for about an hour to a ballroom full of probably 600 nurses, and...
October 15th, 2008 | Heidi Adams | Read More

Need words of wisdom for nurses!

Hey, everyone! I’m giving the closing keynote tomorrow at the national meeting of pediatric oncology nurses here in Albuquerque. Any stories, advice or words of wisdom that you would like me to share with a convention center ballroom of nurses? Particularly if you were treated in pediatrics, which...
October 15th, 2008 | Heidi Adams | Read More

Standing Up 2 Cancer. Next to Charles Barkley.

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So I had the privilege of attending the Stand Up 2 Cancer live broadcast at the Kodak Theater. (Side note: did you know that the Kodak is built onto a friggin’ MALL? I’m not kidding. So weird.) My friends Julie Dresner, Teal Thompson, Jennifer Ippolito and I joined representatives from 100...
October 15th, 2008 | Heidi Adams | Read More

Idaho? No, WE-da-ho(s). For Olympic gold, that is!

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So Courtney and I were sitting in the San Francisco airport, on our way to the Planet Cancer/First Descents couples kayaking retreat in Idaho. (Because clearly the most direct route from Austin to Boise runs through San Francisco.) There we were, at Gate 77B for the third time, when a handsome young...
October 15th, 2008 | Heidi Adams | Read More