Gardenlily

Posting since September 23, 2017

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Sidelined by cancer side effects
September 23, 2017
First of all, thank you for this article! I am 2 years (almost) out from chemo and often still experience fatigue and neuropathy. I have been a very active person and still try hard to play tennis several times each week and see a physical trainer once a week so you can imagine how difficult it is for me to be "sidelined". This article helps me understand I am not alone. It makes me realize these issues are not due to being 70 yrs. old. My husband always cautions me about doing too much but I just keep going like the "energizer bunny" until I can't handle daily tasks effectively. Well, this is one of those days so I am ...

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Living With Cancer Teaches Heartprints Are Forever
May 30, 2016
After reading this entry about "heartprints are forever", I am reminded about a book I read recently - The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan Phillip Sendker. In reading this book so many comments from the characters inspired me and helped me have some peaceful understanding of life itself. I was diagnosed with Her-2 Breast Cancer in September of 2014. Needless to say my world changed dramatically with this diagnosis. As with other cancer-diagnosed people, I went through hard chemo, light-weight chemo with only herceptin for a year, loss of hair/eye brows/ eye lashes, weight loss but survived it. In my journey I was determined to be positive and thankful and try to be a role model for others I ...

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