What Does Being a Caregiver Mean? In the case of my wife, her cancer diagnosis meant she was going to be spending 100% of her time and energy fighting the disease. As a caregiver, I was going to help her with this battle, and then take over everything else so she could focus on fighting mesothelioma. Again, I just thought of it as being a good husband, I keep thinking of the passage in our wedding vows “in sickness and in health.” This was the sickness part.
In Cape May, NJ, with a drain protruding from my right side after a single, prophylactic mastectomy less than two weeks ago, I'm here to recuperate. I barely slept last night, the site where the plastic tube exits my side burns. I text my plastic surgeon a photo of the site and he tells me it's time for the drain to be removed. It's 8:30 pm and I'm three hours from his office on the tail-end of December, how is how this infected drain going to be removed so I can get some sleep tonight?
CANCER-PETEING: When you tell a person you have/had cancer and they tell you unsolicited stories of their grandmother/first grade teacher/Starbucks server’s cancer journey that usually ends in death. #nothelpful
Independence Day is a celebration that can't be missed: marching bands parade the streets, fireworks illuminate the sky and sounds of joy and laughter fill the air; summer has begun! I wonder why, then, on a day like this, I'm feeling blue?
Cancer is like a truth serum: You find out what you are made of as well as what everyone else is all about. That was a lesson I was not prepared for, or welcomed, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was also an unexpected upside of an otherwise calamitous situation.When you are diagnosed with cancer you are forced to look at your life, relationships and the choices you have made on a whole new scale....
According to The National Cancer Institute, aluminum-based compounds are used as the active ingredient in antiperspirants; they form a temporary plug within the sweat duct that stops the flow of sweat to the skin's surface.
Cancer has made me live boldly - I ask for what I want, dare to take that step, reach for the stars; why not? Now, on the "other side" of cancer (for the time being), I can say that cancer gave me the gift of fully living, being awake in my life, plucking the day.
Three hundred sixty five days ago my life changed forever. I lay on the bed and brushed my hand against my chest: chills illuminated my spine.Fear, terror: Oh My God,this doesn't feel normal, it's too big and too hard!
Why isn't there a warning label that comes with cancer: Caution, your romantic relationship mayterminate from your diagnosis! When the man became ill, only 3 percent experienced the end of a marriage, but among women, about 21 percent ended up separated or divorced.
Guess What? Mary's Place by the Sea is in the TOP 3 of over 120 charities competing in the Revlon Love is On Million Dollar Challenge since the start!!! This week only, we have the chance to win an additional $5,000 towards our overall fundraising goal. Want to help?
Pope Francis meets Governor Cuomo in NYC today and blesses Sandra Lee, as she is cancer free. Hooray! Another sister beat the beast! Sandra Lee states both her radiologist and breast surgeon told her she's a "ticking time bomb" and that "you need to get them both done" after her lumpectomy showed unclean margins.
Join Stella & Dot's stylist Amy Barnett and I for an evening of beauty and bling at The Studio, 8 Lackawanna Plaza in Montclair on Wednesday, October 7th from 6:30 - 8:30pm. You'll enjoy makeup tips and touchups by the amazing artists at Bobbi Brown, a 20% discount on studio purchases, shopping the fall collection of jewelry and accessories from Stella & Dot, raffles, sips & snacks and more!
This Stella & Dot rose gold "Resilience Cuff" was especially created to benefit us survivors; crafted of micro pave stones, accented with hand-wrapped thread on a delicate vintage rose gold cuff with arrow motif.