Perspective, Wellness

How to cope with a cancer diagnosis

The reactions to a cancer diagnosis vary widely based on individuality. All cancer diagnoses are life-changing as there could be permanent physical changes to the body and an altered mind. How to cope with a cancer diagnosis is critical in the battle with cancer. I experienced a lot of gray […]

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Perspective, Wellness

Know your breast.

The first step to staying on top of your breast health is knowing what your normal breast looks and feels like. Every woman has a unique and individual-specific breast. There is not a uniform type of breast and that’s why it is important to know your breast and report anything […]

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Wellness

Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC)

Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) is breast cancer that has spread outside the breast to other parts of the body. Being told that I was no longer in remission and cancer has metastasized, created a whirl of emotions in me. I was completely numb all through the series of test and […]

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Perspective, Wellness

Why you should drink more water

  There has been a lot of debate as to the credibility of drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water for a day. Whatever you choose you to believe, it is indisputable that water has so many health benefits and I want to share my experience on why you should drink […]

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Wellness

I am not my scars!

Despite everything I have been through, I remain strong, happy, optimistic and sexy because I am not my scars! They say scars are a reminder that the past is real but I say scars are a reminder of how tough I am.¬† I have hidden my scars for so long […]

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Wellness

Remission in Cancer

Being in remission was bliss for me. I finally caught a break from hospital visits, numerous testings and sleepless nights. Remission in cancer to me meant I was given a chance to live and explore life again. The beast had been caged and could no longer hurt me. Remission Remission […]

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Wellness

Life after Mastectomy

The decision to have a bilateral mastectomy was undeniably the right thing to do at that time to save my life. Being the right thing to do didn’t make it any easier to deal with. The loss of my breast to cancer affected me both mentally and physically after I […]

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Wellness

Radiation and side effects

After I completed chemotherapy and had a double mastectomy, I was advised I had to have radiation. Radiation therapy is a targeted treatment of cancer cells that may stick around after surgery, using X-rays. My hair was trickling in and I was seriously fighting with regaining my self-image. The news […]

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Wellness

The Journey Called Cancer 3 – Mastectomy phase

*viewers discretion advised; graphic content below* There’s absolutely nothing that can prepare you for facing cancer. I would usually take each day as it comes. I held on to my God so strongly and always believed, never wavering¬†that I was not going to die. I tried to talk to a […]

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