“I have cancer…” There has not been a single person in history who ever wanted to utter those words. Those three little words represent suffering, death, shattered dreams, lives forever changed, etc. Words in general, can be a funny thing. They are powerful! Somehow, words have a way of impacting …Read More »
Spotlight: FLAGC Member Allison Awarded by the NCWA
The Fight Like a Girl Club would like to spotlight one of our members and Power Story writers, Allison Healy, who was recently awarded by the National Collegiate Wrestling Association for her bravery in battling multiple serious medical conditions, including RSD/CRPS, Gastroparesis/Intestinal Dysmotility/DTP, and POTS/Dysautonomia. Allison was chosen for the award after …Read More »
Young Adult Cancer Patients Need a Break!
Did you know that every year almost 70,000 young adults between the ages of 15 and 40 are diagnosed with cancer? Did you also know that the survival rate for this age group has remained the same over the past three decades? Fortunately the Livestrong Young Adult Alliance is working …Read More »
When A Loved One Is Addicted
When someone you care about uses drugs—and this includes excessive alcohol use—it can wreak havoc in your relationship and in your life. After all, if you care about this person, you are enmeshed with him or her mentally and emotionally. You may be physically bonded through blood, marriage or living …Read More »
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 …Read More »
Gifts Ideas for those with Fibromyalgia and CFS!
Since Christmas is coming up (or any holidays you celebrate!), I thought I would write an article on great gifts for people who are suffering from Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome. We have slightly different needs, so tailored presents are MUCH appreciated! Super comfortable pajamas! Many people …Read More »