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Don't Ignore Pain
I was diagnosed at the age of 33 in August 2008: stage II breast cancer, ER+ and BRCA1 gene. After a double mastectomy, radiation, chemo and reconstruction, my hair started growing back. By 2010, I was cancer-free! Then while working my dream job in May 2011, my right lower thigh started hurting…
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Saving Each Others' Lives
Esther kept putting off her mammogram, thinking she was low risk since she had no family history. One day, her cat Buddy kept sniffing her left breast, so Esther went to the doctor...
Teddy Bridgewater Surprises Mom
Teddy Bridgewater, the Vikings quarterback, is making good on the promise he made when he was nine years old. Click to see what he did for his mother!
In all aspects of life, we need to have a great support system. We may need support to help lose the extra weight left over from pregnancy (even if it was 10 years ago), to exercise, or to help us through a difficult time in our lives. For me, there are a few close family and friends I know I can always count on. They are the ones that when something arises, they say, "This is what I am doing for you," without any asking on my part. Those friends and family are the support a girl needs.
I cannot begin to explain the importance of such an amazing group of people standing behind you and the roles they play in your life. But, I'm going to try my best.
First, you have your immediate family. Your family is there to love you as best they can. There is no way they would want to let you fight this alone. Being diagnosed with cancer is not only scary for you, but for those closest to you as well. We need to keep in mind their fragile state. It's not a focus, but sometimes they need some extra support themselves...