The First Person I Called Was My Mother

By Karen / Guest Blogger
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Carmen and her mother

April 23, 2014

When I received the call that my biopsy was malignant for cancer, I remember the first person I called was my mother. I couldn’t speak, I couldn’t breathe, and she knew right away what I had just been told. I will never forget the words that came out of her mouth.  “Okay, what’s next and […]

My Love Letter to Doctors Around the World

By Carmen / Guest Blogger
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April 16, 2014

Dear Doctors, Thank you for taking care of us.  Thank you for listening to our fears.  Thank you for keeping up with new studies.  Thank you for talking to us human-to-human.  Thank you for communicating with us lovingly in terms we can understand.   Thank you for working long hours selflessly. Thank you for understanding the […]

LOL, Literally

By Kathryn Bishopric RN LCSW BCD
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April 14, 2014

April is National Stress Awareness Month and also National Humor Month. Good thing these two happen at the same time. Humor is such an important component of stress management. And is it a coincidence that this is the holiday season too, with all the memories and new opportunities for stress and humor. We’ve probably all […]

My Journey Began with a Simple Mastectomy

By Betty / Guest Blogger
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April 09, 2014

My story of breast cancer involves a simple mastectomy.  But my story also includes  a story of a young girl, named Susan. She graduated from high school with my older son, Duke, and worked with me at Southern Bell (later BellSouth).  Susan and her husband, Brian, were trying to have children.  When she missed a couple of periods, […]

Eggs for Easter and Passover

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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April 07, 2014

During the Easter and Passover holidays, eggs play a very important role. Eggs are a part of the Seder plate on Passover, and on Easter kids take part in Easter egg hunts and decorate eggs. Contrary to popular belief, eggs are good for you.  Whole eggs are a good source of protein, fat-soluble vitamins (A,D, E, […]

You Have to Laugh

By Muriel the Editor
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April 04, 2014

My theory is it takes a lot of humor to get through being diagnosed with breast cancer.  If you don’t laugh, you will cry. And although crying is a good emotional outlet, a breast cancer diagnosis requires a lot of resilience – navigating your way through the ordeal is pretty much like a three-ring circus.  […]

My Very Own Dream Team

By Martha | Guest Blogger
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April 02, 2014

I don’t often get to thank my doctors diagnosis, treatment and remission. But this year Doctors’ Day gave me the opportunity to do just that – and I just couldn’t pass it up. The very first Doctors’ Day was celebrated on March 30, 1933, in Winder, Georgia, when Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles […]

Meet the CareCoach – Linda

By Linda / CareCoach
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March 31, 2014

My 49th birthday in 1997 turned out to be life changing!  My colleague, Dollie Dean, gave me the gift of all gifts − not the bottle of Obsession perfume I was hoping for, but a gift I have learned to really treasure and never take for granted − the gift of life! I received a […]

Don’t You Wish You Wrote a Book?

By Muriel the Editor
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March 28, 2014

I don’t know about you, but ever since I was diagnosed with breast cancer, more than six years ago, I can’t stop myself from reading the latest literature on the subject. I’m curious to find out how other people reacted and coped with their diagnosis, the side effects and their future.  How did the diagnosis […]