We’re Under Siege! – Tips for Battling Treatment Side Effects

We’re Under Siege! – Tips for Battling Treatment Side Effects

When your world explodes with those horrid words, “It’s cancer,” you’re immediately drafted into a war to save your life. The doctors and nurses begin to hit ...

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“Help! I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!” Asking for Help While in Treatment

“Help! I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!” Asking for Help While in Treatment

I had three young kids, a budding writing career, and a house to maintain. I drove my kids (ages 4, 10, and 12) to every sports practice and school function. I made dinner ...

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Not the Torture Chamber I Envisioned – Chemo Treatment Room

Not the Torture Chamber I Envisioned – Chemo Treatment Room

The first time I saw the chemotherapy ward, I had just been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. I was told that I’d be sitting in a curtained-off area on a treatment ward ...

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Head Games and Other Ways to Deal with Pain

Head Games and Other Ways to Deal with Pain

When I battled for my life against ovarian cancer, I discovered there are different types of pain. There is the sharp, can’t-breathe, pain after surgery. There is the deep ...

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Exercise Lying Down? Absolutely!

Exercise Lying Down? Absolutely!

Right before I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, I was the fittest I had ever been in my life. I ran almost every day with my golden retriever and played soccer ...

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Where Do Your Nose Hairs Really Go? Managing Chemo Side Effects

Where Do Your Nose Hairs Really Go? Managing Chemo Side Effects

Chemotherapy medicine is the ammunition we use to hunt down and kill cancer cells in the body. Unfortunately, this powerful medicine can also impact ...

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