When you end up with lots and┬álots of different pill bottles, you might be tempted to just throw them out. But how about recycling and reusing them instead? When painted or decorated, them can make cute little containers that can actually come in handy for holding a variety of everyday things! Their small size makes […] Read more…

When someone says “cancer treatment”, I’ll bet you staying active isn’t one of the things that comes to mind. But what I’ve found through my own personal cancer journey is that staying active can actually help you get through treatment. Yes, it can be difficult, but it’s worth it. I’ve experience severe Chemo Brain, and […] Read more…

Breast reconstruction can be a tricky thing. For those of you facing tissue expanders, know that it’s completely temporary. What you see is NOT what you’ll get. Your reconstructed breasts will look and feel completely different from your tissue expanders. I’ve heard it said that you cannot have reconstruction before radiation. This is a half-truth: […] Read more…

It seems like there’s greeting cards for everything these days. Some you can’t wait to toss into the recycling. But what do you do with those cards you really would like to keep? You can throw them into a collection memory box, where maybe you’ll look at them once in a blue moon. Or, you […] Read more…

Everyone at some point begins to lose hope. Eventually, I came to the point of accepting that I may not make it through my cancer diagnosis (but I still believe I have His promise that I will!). That’s a hard place to be, but it can also be very healing because I was finally able […] Read more…

Milestones are usually reserved to mark achievements: a significant birthday, a particular anniversary, something you’ve accomplished at work… But a milestone in cancer treatment is HUGE! Much bigger than people give them credit for. I would set events or activities I knew I wanted to do at the end of my treatments. When I got […] Read more…

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