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May Featured Member
May 4, 2009 by Vicki Tashman
Kelly Henderson, mother of two and founder and owner of Iwearitwell.com, has been making lemonade from lemons for many years. In addition to surviving what the current economy has thrown her way, she has also survived cancer.
March 2009 Featured Member
March 6, 2009 by Elisa Hunziker
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 45 years old, I was a wife, mother of two, ages 6 and 10, and a business owner. My kitchen was as traditional as Main Street USA.
Pink-Link member, Benaz Shidfar, founder of the Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation, works to empower cancer survivors to heal, and transform their fear and suffering to peace, freedom and joy of living.
For the past five years, through
our nonprofit organization we have continued to do what it takes, to reduce the
pain and suffering of those who have to deal with cancer. What we do is to
visit patients and health care facilities, empathize, give, talk, teach, and
Carol Fisher, creator of Tube EZ
December 4, 2008 by Vicki Tashman
diagnosed with breast cancer in November of 2005.I opted to have a mastectomyand a temporary implant. After surgery I had
two drain tubes.The drain tubes are
connected to a collection bulb.The
collection bulb comes with asafety pin
so you can pinto your clothing.I had an uncomfortable and awkward experience
with the drain tubes.I never knew what
to do with them.In the shower, I tried
an ace bandage and a terry cloth robe belt. So, I came up with a solution!
September 2008 Featured Member
September 7, 2008 by Vicki Tashman
Hi! My name is Lesa and I was diagnosed with breast cancer on June 22,
2007. I have undergone 2 biopsies, 1 mastectomy, several chemos, radiation and
am still doing Herceptin and have started the usual 5 year stint on Tamoxifen.
Breast reconstruction is on the calendar for 2009.
Knots of Love
June 4, 2008 by Debbie Hart
always heard bad things came in threes, and the day I found out I had breast
cancer I was sure it was true. It had
certainly become the worst year of my life. After going through a rough divorce and a bad couple of years, I thought
my world had turned around when I met and married Steve. Life was finally going well, and we were planning
an open house at our new home to celebrate our few months old marriage when my
world caved in.
Cancer certainly changes your life forever. And it also forces you to think
about what you're going to do with your life as a survivor.
My name is
Vanessa Echols. I was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer on February 23,
2004. My treatment included six months of chemotherapy, a mastectomy and 30
radiation treatments. And it all played out in public. My career is in
television news. I anchor the morning and noon newscasts at WFTV Channel 9, the
ABC affiliate, and another morning newscast at WRDQ Channel 27, both in Orlando,
May 12, 2008 by Kathy Lassen, Pink-Link member
I am a breast cancer survivor with a compelling story that I want to
share with women who undergo breast augmentation each year. It is my wish to fill the knowledge gap that
exists about breast augmentation and breast cancer diagnosis.
A [Emerald] Dream Come True
February 19, 2008 by Paula Eakins - Huntsville, AL
My Christmas day surprise was unique in deed! Read more
December 12, 2007 by Sandy Nickler, Realtor
As a breast cancer survivor I know how this disease not only
changes us, but how it effects everyone close to us. In April 1997, I was
diagnosed with a very aggressive breast cancer. I was immediately scheduled for
a radical mastectomy followed by five months of chemotherapy. I thought cancer
would bring my husband and I closer together. I had no clue it would change our
relationship for the worse.
Improve your Health and Donate to Pink-Link
December 8, 2007 by Anna Gioia
I am a 2 year breast cancer survivor and the
chemotherapy left my body highly toxic even though it saved my life!! Four
months ago I started a Nutritional Cleansing program and to date I lost 35
pounds and 43 inches!! By cleansing and nourishing my body with the Isagenix Nutritional
Cleansing & Fat Burning System, I have a new-found energy and
enthusiasm, increased mental clarity and a body in better balance!
I was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Caner
in August of 2005. It is a very rare
form of Breast Cancer. It is the most
aggressive of all Breast Cancers. However, I am happy to report that the prognosis for us has gone up
dramatically within the last few years
September 9, 2007 by Marilyn Van Houten, RN, MS, CDMS, CCM
My journey into the unknown started in May, 2005. After a long day at work as the owner and consultant of a small case management company in Miami, I attended my water aerobics class and swam some laps. I did this often, not only for the exercise, but to de-stress after a hectic day spent managing 30 case managers and tackling an assortment of duries. To further enhance the day's workout, my water aerobics instructor suggested I do some pull-ups using a started block in the pool. Right by my side, she urged me on despite my protesting body and futile attempts to quit. Needless to say, it was quite a workout.
In November of 2005 I noticed the nipple of my breast was
pink. It appeared to have an open sore
on it and it oozed some light red discharge. I used some over the counter ointment and it turned into a crust. They happened over and over and each time I
used ointment. When I mentioned it to close
friends they told me it was just a rash or something and to “get over it”.
diagnosed in January, 2007 with a borderline low grade malignant phyllodes
tumor. The tumor measured 7.5 cm in its widest section. It was a
very fast growing, bulky, moveable mass in my left breast. The only
symptom was a rapid increase in breast size, where I went from an A cup in my
left breast, to a B cup. I put off seeing a doctor about it for 3
months, because I was hoping it would just go away, or that it was normal
breast growth. After 3 months however, it started becoming very
painful and very hard, similar to the feeling of a breast
implant gone wrong.
March Featured Member
March 5, 2007 by Jane Pichette
name is Jane Pichette. I live in
in a log cabin on forty-five acres. I am almost fifty years
old, have a wonderful, gorgeous husband ten years younger than me, three
kids and five beautiful grandkids. I love yoga, motorcycles, tattoos, lying
on the beach in
Aruba, and gardening.
Here is my story.
a diagnosis of cancer is always a blow - BUT
need not be devastating. Cancer
treatment, at this time, has come such a long way, is so advanced, is so
individualized. Gone are the days of
size fits all”................
December Featured Member
November 29, 2006 by Anna
You are not alone … We will
survive Breast Cancer!
My name is Anna, I am a breast
cancer survivor! What I write is straight up and personal and from deep within.
I want to share my experience in the hope that I may make it easier on others
who can relate and that they are not alone!