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Apr
15

Giving yourself and your time is the ultimate gift. Remember those people who came into your life and stayed, not just brought the gift at the beginning of your troubles. The one who came over because you were silent and sent positive energy for no reason. The one who needs nothing in return and needs no reward but fulfillment. I learn from beautiful people everyday. Read More

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Mar
23

One of the scariest parts of my treatment was brain fog. Losing my memory and multitasking mind really made me worry that I could not work again. Just like all the other therapy I got, I realized it needed brain-training rehab. What a beautiful thing the mind is when you get it back - I hear it whirring like fine machinery now but it took a lot of work. Here are some pearls. Read More

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Mar
14

We can choose to stay the same but life doesn't go that way. Technology connects us, opens up worlds of conversation and brings us together from great distances. There is fear to opening into this world but look what you can miss? We must not get left behind and trust that we are capable of learning more and more. There are good people in the world too. I don't focus on the negative to miss all the positives. I am inspired by others daily and refuse to be left behind. Everything they didn't teach me in medical school! Read More

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Feb
21

Let's explore being uncomfortable. Imagine what would happen if we didn't accept this feeling in order to move forwards? When we are so afraid, it takes a lot of courage to face that feeling. This is about the acceptance of feeling uncomfortable. Read More

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Feb
15

Love is brave - it is our strength in the hardest times when we stand to lose the person we love. We risk it all. The knight that fights in the cancer arena for us because love conquers all is the chance we are willing to take to make life the most amazing thing. Let's not forget to notice who make our life priceless and thank them for giving us the medicine of love and happiness. Read More

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Mar 03, 2011

At 47, I was diagnosed with simultaneous bilateral invasive breast cancers. My world as a busy mum and doctor was in a tailspin as I underwent bilateral mastecomies, reconstuction, node sampling then axillary dissection, chemo then hysterectomy after significant BRCA mutation results. I then helped family members through BRCA testing and the difficult decisions. I made positive thinking cards to help me out of every hardship, push me forwards. Finding balance is hard after breaking my arm twice since then - I have difficulty with the slow down part! I am so grateful to be back at work, able to help people through the emotional side that comes with cancer - from Both Sides.

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