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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Support Groups

Support is important in all aspects of life, especially after one receives a cancer diagnosis. A study was recently published in Journal of Clinical Oncology that notes the social well being benefits during the first year after a breast cancer diagnosis. The study details that: Social well-being at six months after …

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Let’s Talk About Life After Cancer

Hello again!  It’s me, Selena.  In addition to being your Leukemia Power Writer, I also have the privilege of being your Life After Cancer Power Writer too. I was just reflecting on a pretty amazing fact the other day.  Did you know that I have lived 23 years beyond my …

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Bye Bye Thyroid!

One week ago, I had the second half of my thyroid removed. This leaves me on medication for the rest of my life. I am also taking calcium tablets as my levels dropped in hospital, so I’m having them rechecked next week. I had a meltdown in hospital on Sunday. …

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Caring For Aging Parents

Parents have always been the caregivers. They worked, provided food and shelter, and raised families. As our parents age, they face a reversal in that role and find themselves needing care. This can be a difficult change for aging parents to accept. In many cases, aging parents do not want …

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Monique’s Fight Like A Girl Story (Lupus)

I’ve been sick, literally, since the day I was born. My real mom is an addict who couldn’t get sober while pregnant. I was born early and addicted. The drugs that sent her into labor early, also magnified a congential heart defect that runs in my family. I had open …

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