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Barbara Carlos

In July 2011 Barbara Carlos was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. A resident of Hawaii, she works in administrative support at a college and has retirement as her career goal. Music keeps her sane, as side effects of chemo and radiation linger. Overweight since childhood, she keeps trying to lose the estrogen-laden fat that her cancer loves.
Whenever I exercise, I seem not to know what I am doing. Is it lack of coordination or is it too much attention to movement?
June 22, 2017
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No man is an island, but sometimes our interdependency isn’t clear.
May 23, 2017
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Neuropathy is a side effect of some cancer drugs, but what does it mean to have neuropathy?
May 11, 2017
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We are all so busy, busy, busy with our lives until cancer slows us down, at least temporarily.
April 26, 2017
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Sometimes I’m referred to as a cancer "survivor," but I just don’t see myself as such.
April 13, 2017
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Some patients experience fatigue as a side effect of cancer treatment. And for some of us, fatigue lingers on and on and on.
March 31, 2017
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You readily see the physical changes caused by cancer, but what goes on in your mind is just as noteworthy.
March 15, 2017
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After indulging a bit too much over the holidays, it's time to get back to the real world.
February 16, 2017
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