Patients undergoing breast cancer treatment need not feel alone or misunderstood, as a North Carolina woman has decided to start a blog about her chemotherapy sessions to help unite women going through a similar experience.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2009, High Point resident Cathy Weaver took to the web to share her experience and a few helpful tips to get through the tougher times, DigTriad.com reports.
"I felt like it was an opportunity that would not only help me help other people but it would also be very cathartic," Weaver told the news source. "And it has been very cathartic," she added.
In addition to honestly describing both the distressing and merciful parts of her treatment, Weaver give a few tips that she's picked up along the way.
For instance, she cites using the "baby bottom rash cream," Balmex on her nose for a little relief, and using a lint roller for a little cosmetic touch-up once her hair started falling out.
Above all, the breast cancer warrior says she has enjoyed being able to write, as she always has, as well as the opportunity to reach out to others.
Aside from chemotherapy, many breast cancer patients elect to be treated through surgery and radiation therapy.