The most difficult time for me was when I was first diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma (NHL) and trying to figure out the best way to tell family and friends. Not only was I emotional about hearing the word “cancer”, I was worried about being strong for everyone else who relied …Read More »
Monthly Archives: September 2010
The End of the Beginning
So here’s the rest of my story. Or at least the rest of the beginning of my story. The Monday following Thanksgiving in 2008 I called my doctor for the referral to a rheumatologist. When they called me back they said they had made me an appointment. In January. I …Read More »
I Fought Like a Girl!
Hi. I’m Roz, 29 from England. On February 9th this year, I was diagnosed with Nodular Sclerosis Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. People have asked me if I was surprised when I got my diagnosis, and my answer is no. I’d been going to the doctor’s with a Hodgkin’s symptom since July 2009, it just …Read More »
Add Fiber to Your Daily Routine
Once associated with rather embarrassing products, fiber is now recognized as an important part of our diets. We’ve all seen advertisements for high-fiber breakfast cereals and fiber-rich snack bars, but most of us don’t completely understand the importance of adding fiber to our diets. What’s Fiber? Dietary fiber is a …Read More »
Introducing Me…and my RA
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Aubrey and I’ve been living (quite begrudgingly) with Rheumatoid Arthritis for more than two years now. That’s not a lot of time to become an “expert” about any subject (with the possible exception of “types of celery”) and I hope I never …Read More »
Do’s, Don’ts, and Vitamins For Your Liver!
In my search for finding an alternative to the transplant and removal of Larry (Yes, I had grown quite attached to my lil liver, and more importantly, yes, I had named him), I have “googled,” I have “binged”… I have searched high and low, yet I have not seen anything …Read More »
Is a Mammogram or MRI Best For Breast Cancer Testing?
Mammography is the most widely used screening test for breast cancer; but in the last few years more interest has focused on using breast MRI for breast cancer screening – particularly for women at high risk for breast tumors. Why the enthusiasm about using breast MRI to screen for tumors …Read More »
Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover….
Can you tell someone is a serial killer just by looking at them? Can you pick a millionaire out of a group of people all wearing the same exact thing? The answer to both these questions is a resounding NO! So why is it that people think that to be …Read More »
Fallen Warrior: My Hysterectomy Experience Part 1
It was a beautiful spring day when our battle over whether to pursue adoption or IVF (in vitro fertilization) was decided. It was not a decision that was made lightly as it weighed heavy on our thoughts for weeks. My husband and I had been trying to get pregnant for …Read More »
Can Cell Phones Cause Brain Cancer?
Cell phones are everywhere these days. So ubiquitous are they that some people are giving up their land lines and using a cell phone exclusively. Using only a cell phone may be easier on the budget, but what long term effect could it have on your health? An association between …Read More »