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Relaxing Techniques During Cancer Treatment | The Silver Pen

Relaxation During Cancer Treatment

I know that it will not come as a surprise when I say that cancer and its treatment can be stressful for people with cancer and their caregivers. Understatement of the decade, I’d say.  When I was sick, for the first time in my life, I started using relaxation techniques and other mind/body practices to help calm my mind and sharpen my ability to focus. I had never used them before but loved them so much that I have carried them into my life after cancer.  The way I see it, ANYTHING that I/we can do do reduce stress (caused by cancer or just life in general!) are a Silver Lining.

Here are some techniques that can help you cope with the challenges of cancer*:

Breathing Exercises

At the core of life is breath. Anxiety and stress can make us take short, shallow breaths. Shallow breathing, which does not allow enough oxygen to enter our bodies, can make us even more anxious. Deep breathing is ...

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Radiation | The Silver Pen

Breast Cancer Tattoo Removal

One of the constant reminders of my experience with FBC (f-bomb breast cancer) is my tattoos from radiation. Now, granted they are small, the size ...

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Intimacy During Cancer Treatment | The Silver Pen

Let’s Talk About Sex (During Cancer Treatment), Baby

Let’s Talk About Sex (During Cancer Treatment), Baby

In the midst of a cancer diagnosis, treatment, or recovery, intimacy can easily slip to the bottom ...

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Silver Lining Checkup!

A great post-radiation checkup report from San Francisco!

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Graduation!

I have had the honor of earning quite a few graduation certificates in my life (because I loooooove school!). I can honestly say that the one I received yesterday for graduating from breast cancer treatment means as much, if not more, than all of the others!

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Resilience

My last Radiation treatment is a week from today. Wow. Absolutely remarkable that nearly 8 months have passed since my breast cancer diagnosis. Everything related to FBC is far from over. However, every new day is another step in the right direction (Silver Lining)!

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Big Day!

Today was a big day. A...R E A L L Y -B I G-D A Y for two reasons. Why, you ask? Well, first of all, I had my eyebrows plucked and shaped! Secondly...

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Freight Train of Fatigue

The freight train of fatigue from breast cancer radiation has taken up residence in my body. Why do x-rays to a small area of my body cause so much exhaustion, you ask? Well, let me tell you...

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Fabulous Ferry and Lousy Lymphedema

As I continue on this breast cancer journey, for every downer, there are two Silver Linings. The nicest, most amazing things happen. When I need them the most. Every. Single. Day.

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Radiation Reality

Today was day 1 of 25 Radiation Treatments for my breast cancer. Radiation is the third of three legs of this treatment stool. I am hopeful that that this stool will be a strong and solid foundation that will last for generations to come.

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Radiation Rehearsal

Today is the day of my "dry run" of radiation for breast cancer. My nerves are on high alert; however, the Silver Linings continue to appear.

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