Reflections From A Caregiver

November is National Family Caregivers Month I wanted to share my husband’s reflections with you. He was one of my primary caregivers during chemotherapy, surgery and radiation. Being a caregiver as a husband Cancer – When we first heard the news one thing I remember is that my oldest daughter (21) came to me and…

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Honoring The Family Caregiver

November is National Family Caregiver Month. National Family Caregiver Month is very close to my heart. Did you know that there are over 90 million family caregivers in the United States?  They may be the only caregiver in the home. Caregivers are twice as likely to suffer from depression or be at risk of depression.…

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How to Care For a Caregiver

After my cancer diagnosis, I didn’t realize how much I would need to depend on others. I was in for a surprise! When the appointments started and the treatments got intense, I relied so much on my caregivers. I will be so eternally grateful for them and all that they did for me during my…

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Keeping It Real

Keeping It Real

Keeping It Real is my story about a working mom who received a devastating cancer diagnosis.    It became real when I received a phone call the Friday after Christmas.  “YOU have Breast Cancer.” At the time, I had no idea how serious that diagnosis was, but I spent a horribly long weekend waiting for a Monday morning…

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How Did I Make Sense Of Everything?

How did I make sense of everything?  I didn’t.  There is no sense to cancer or any other illness.  However, I did organize all information and take charge of my journey.  If I had to be on this journey, I was going to be informed. Chemo Education Before you start chemo, you have to attend Chemo…

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