LLC and the Healing Process

I paused on the step and looked up at the building, so much had changed since I walked up these stairs many months ago. My husband caught up with me and asked if I was alright, I assured him I was. He gently touched his hand to the small of my back and lovingly guided […]

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Pneumonia and Grief

I woke up at 3am screaming in pain. My left shoulder was in agony. The pain radiated front to back and into my breast. Of course it was the breast cancer side. My mind raced at possibilities I didn’t want to think about. I was struggling to breathe, and my ear felt like it was […]

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Finding Forgiveness

It was just a shoe. But it made me cry. No it wasn’t an ugly shoe, and it fits just fine. It was what the shoe represented. You see I had been struggling for several days with my feet hurting. It was a burning, tingling sensation that I couldn’t get away from. Sitting down and […]

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7 Tips for a Better Doctor Visit

Next week I have my first big follow up after finishing cancer treatment. There are three scans then the oncologist visit for the results. I’m feeling a little nervous. What I’m not feeling is unprepared. Navigating a doctor visit is all about being prepared. After surviving cancer twice, I’ve learned how to get the most […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness

October is breast cancer awareness month. On the first of October I awoke to social media feeds full of inspirational stuff about breast cancer awareness. And it pissed me off. Not because October has been breast cancer awareness month since 1985 and still one in eight women will get breast cancer. Not because every minute, […]

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Cancer Prevention

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. About one of every three Americans will develop some form of cancer during his or her lifetime. The only real way to substantially reduce occurrence and mortality for any disease is through prevention. We’ve come a long way in cancer treatment but advances in treatment can only do so […]

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7 Tips for Choosing a CBD Product

The first time I blogged about CBD in Healthy not High, it was to share my personal story of how CBD helped with my post-surgeries nerve pain. The CBD landscape has changed dramatically in the last three years. It seems you can’t throw a rock today without hitting a place that sells CBD made from […]

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Preparing for a Positive Outcome

Another friend called me the other day; she had just left the doctor’s office after receiving a breast cancer diagnosis. The fear in her voice was evident as she struggled to ask me questions through her tears. She has been my friend for many years, long before I got my own diagnosis and had followed […]

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The Color of Cancer

A pink ribbon has become the universal sign of breast cancer support. They are called awareness ribbons; symbols meant to show support or raise consciousness for a cause. But the pink ribbon didn’t start out that way. Pop culture was influential in creating our ribbon awareness. In 1973, Tony Orlando and Dawn released a record […]

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