Managing Lymphedema

Lymphedema is a condition that can occur when the lymph system is blocked or damaged. Lymph fluid builds up in the area of the body that is not draining properly and causes severe swelling of the tissue. 50 more words

Women's Health

Busy, Busy, Busy

It’s been just over a month – WOW! I don’t know where the time went. 

Winter finally melted into Spring, and we can see the lawn again. 303 more words

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Seeing Sunrise

End of August 2010 I woke up in pain.  A 15 minute doctor’s appointment ended with the words, “It’s cancer. And it’s bad.” Another visit with another doctor towards the end of January 2011 ended with the words, “We can find no sign of your cancer.”  The weeks and months between the two visits passed in a frenzy of action, allowing little time to process all that was happening…

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Women's Health

Breast Cancer at 26

Cecy was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 26.

Because of her young age, the doctors advised her to simply come back when she was 40. 111 more words

Life After Cancer

Our inspiring mom

Robin Conrad is a strong woman who took charge of her life.

After twenty years as a devoted wife and mother, raising two daughters into adulthood, she decided it was time to have her own adventures. 152 more words

Life After Cancer

Billi Jo Zielinksi - A Breast Cancer Warrior

On July 30, 2012 at the age of 40, Billi Jo Zielinksi was diagnosed with Invasive Carcinoma with ductal and lobular features (mixed type carcinoma). Then on November 20, 2012 she was upgraded from II to IIIC. 119 more words

Life After Cancer

The Spring of My Discontent

While I’ve never understood Shakespeare, he did have some awesome quotes.  Unfortunately, I just tend to paraphrase them to suit my own selfish needs which is probably why I got a “D” in Shakespeare in college (and why I changed majors, but that’s for another blog).  1,135 more words

Ovarian Cancer