Health

#12 Laugh Much?

Illness is no laughing matter. I know from first-hand experience that when confronted with the news of a friend or loved one’s illness, there is a certain uncomfortableness that surrounds the issue when addressing the person for the first time after learning of the news. You’re flooded with uncertainties: What do I do? What do I say? How should I act? Is it ok to...

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#10 Illness As a Gift

  The single most important piece of healing after an illness is to accept that nothing is the same.  Even for a person like me, who not just embraces change but invites it in, realizing there is no going back to the life you once lived can prove challenging at times. So, what has changed? Lots.  The ability to retain and recall information (There is truth to...

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#9 It’s Not About the Illness

  More than one million people in America get cancer each year and for more than sixty-five years, the American Cancer Society has been finding answers that save lives- from changes in lifestyle to new approaches in therapies to improving cancer patient’s quality-of-life (cancer.org).  What we know now and what I’ve been told by my doctors many times over is, that it’s all about the attitude. “It’s...

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#3 Jenn’s Top 10 List For What to Do When Hearing You Have Cancer… (in no particular order)

    Do not read anything online Looking up information online requires much more than just deciphering which answers are the best responses for your questions. Sources need to be verified. Are they credible? Who created the site you’re getting your information from…a credible source or a crazy guy in the basement? If there is no author, do you really want to take advice from someone...

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#2 Support System…Family and Friends

  Every person managing adversity should be fortunate enough to be surrounded by compassionate and loving family and friends.  I was that lucky.  I am a mother of two wonderful children.  At the time of my diagnosis, my daughter was beginning her freshman year in high school.  My son was entering seventh grade.  Their dad was absolutely amazing managing a home, their schooling, work, and taking...

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error: You deserve to be well. You deserve to be whole.