Monthly Archives: September 2014

Bouncing and Your Lymphatic System | What’s Up with the Number 3? | Battling Bertha 10

Tigger has long been my favorite Winnie the Pooh character. In my early 20’s, I volunteered with a children’s theater in the San Francisco Bay Area and served as stage manager for their production of “A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail” three years in a row. There is just something irresistible about a Tigger who can’t stop bouncing. Bouncing and Your Lymphatic System Three weeks ago, three lymph nodes were removed as part of the partial mastectomy to remove a […]

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September Recognition Holidays | 20 Great Reasons to Send a Greeting Card and Gift

September is the month for gratitude with 20 great reasons to send a greeting card and gift to someone special. I know it’s the 4th already and I’m a little behind getting this list out. I appreciate your patience! Pun intended. September Recognition Holidays September is Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month September 1 is Labor Day. September 1 is also Building Code & Staff Appreciation Day. September 4 is National Newspaper Carrier Day. September 7 is Grandparents Day. […]

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3 Things to Know About Breast Cancer Surgery | Battling Bertha 9

I learned a few things about breast surgery last week out of necessity. In short, from my personal experience, here is what you need to know may happen post breast surgery: You will need to rebuild your lung capacity. You will need to take steps to prevent lymphedema. Before surgery, you should go over any allergies with the entire hospital team to ensure you do not have post surgery allergy issues. BONUS!  I didn’t cover this in the video but […]

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