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The Sister's Perspective: Cushioning the Blow

I don’t remember what I said when my sister, Kim, first told me of her breast cancer diagnosis.  For sure, I knew there was nothing I could do to fix her.  258 more words


Retaining water?

Are your ankles swollen? Do you feel like you are retaining water in your legs? Do they feel heavy and tired? It may not be water. 99 more words

All About Compression

Monday, October 20, 2014

This morning I went to the dermatologist and had a body scan to determine if I had any skin cancer. The results came back that NO I don’t but I do have skin damage from the sun. 199 more words

Homemade Ouchie Salve

This is a homemade version of polysporin, neosporin etc.. excellent for healing all kinds of minor cuts, scrapes, bruises etc.

I got tired of buying a whole large tube of polysporin to find that the next time I need it, it was expired, not cool and what a waste of money! 612 more words


It’s Not a Laughing Matter | Disability.Blog


No, being chronically disabled is not a laughing matter but laughter makes our conditions more bearable and infuses us with a renewed spirit to keep on facing our challenges and be determined to prevail. 383 more words


Well, we had our 14th wedding anniversary weekend at Mt Tamborine in the Gold Coast hinterland, expecting a quiet and relaxing couple of days. We did not expect a spiritual, moving experience! 595 more words

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I have been in contact with another survivor and talking about starting a support group for lymphedema. If you have lymphedema and would be interested in joining us here in Oklahoma City, please contact me. 241 more words