Humor in the face of adversity
Breast cancer treatment was a little less stressful for me when I could laugh. I found a series of books that I read through surgery and treatment that made me laugh OUT LOUD. They are author Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, the titles of which include numbers: One for the Money, Two for the Dough, Three to Get Deadly.....etc. She will, I believe, release her 16th book in the series in June 2009. I have heard of many other breast cancer patients and survivors who have read these books… Continue
Posted on March 28, 2009 at 11:25pm — 1 Comment
Worry is such a waste of energy! If it could change anything, I would recommend it. When we worry, we may miss opportunities to find or recognize solutions or different approaches to our problems. Worry creates stress, which affects our immune systems. Instead of worrying, try shifting focus, one hour (or minute) at a time until you make it work. I use music, reading, writing, and crafting, as well as connecting with family and friends. I also focus attention on living in the moment. I need to… Continue
Posted on March 28, 2009 at 6:46pm — 4 Comments
To me, survivorship begins the day you receive your diagnosis. We work through the shock and anger and then we fight. We can learn, network and empower each other to travel the journey in good company. We meet new friends and support each other. Everything seems to happen for a reason. Find your reason.
Posted on March 22, 2009 at 2:00pm