November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Sometimes we need reminders about all those things to be thankful for in our lives. Simply waking up today means you have something wonderful to be thankful for:)

Here’s my challenge to you: Take some time today, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, to come up with a gratitude list. Here is my 10;

1- I am thankful for my health. A year ago today I was home recovering after my double mastectomy. It's been a tough year since than... Gaining my health back is the biggest gift of...

January 29, 2016

When I learned that I have to do chemo a few months ago, every oncologist, every person I talked to told me "You'll loose your hair, you know that right?"

I had long hair as long as I can remember. Beautiful hair, always got compliments on my hair kind of hair... So starting from the first session of chemo, I waited, I worried. When I woke up in the middle of the night, I touched my hair, pulled a bit to see if it started to fall out... 

4 weeks passed. Nothing... I guess my hair loved me as much as I love...

January 18, 2016

All I can think about the last few days is "moms", other moms, all moms going thru this, cancer or any other sickness...

As moms we get used to taking care of others. Our kids, our family becomes our lives.

What happens when this dynamic changes and when we are sick?

Who takes care of us?

Do we even remember how to take care of ourselves? Take a moment to ourselves?

How many times a day we hear the word "mommy", "mama", "mom"?

Now I know, now I try to remember to stop and say "Mamma needs a break" , "Mamma nee...

January 4, 2016

Watching “Truth about Cancer”  wasn’t the best idea the night before your chemo I guess! First episode was all about chemotherapy, how toxic it is, how it causes recurrence of cancer!! And we were like - what the heck? Are we doing the right thing?

And who actually knows what’s right or wrong?

I made my research for the last month, get opinions from 6 different oncologists and made my decision. I am not going to watch this and I’ll move forward with my decision.

TH its is. Not TCHP not TCH… I’m doing TH! Ready f...

November 24, 2015

Okay, so I decided on my surgeon for my mastectomy, my plastic surgeon for my reconstructive surgery and scheduled it. November 9th will be the nipple delay surgery... This is something my surgeon offered and made sense to me. 

During this procedure, they will remove a small amount of tissue from beneath the nipple to ensure that it isn't malignant so we will know if they can do nipple sparing mastectomy, meaning they can use my own nipples. They will also remove 2 lymph nodes in the underarm area (axilla...

October 22, 2015

What?

Why?

How?

Can I answer any of these questions? I guess not... I have breast cancer! Don't know why I got it, how I got it, when I got it...

Going back a few days, this whole thing started with my ob/gyn saying "You are 40 now, it's time for your annual mammogram!". I am pretty good at listening my doctors, keeping things organized, scheduling, so I booked my mammogram immedately for September 1st. After all what can go wrong? I am very healthy... I work as a health coach, I have a wellness blog, I was just...

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