Surviving Cancer

Today is National Cancer Survivors Day®. “National Cancer Survivors Day® is a CELEBRATION for those who have survived, an INSPIRATION for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of SUPPORT for families, and an OUTREACH to the community.” – NCSD.org The other day, I came across a…

Cancer Healing Affirmations

Shortly after diagnosed with Her2+ ER+ metastatic breast cancer, I received a package in the mail from an unknown source. Enclosed was the book, Heal Your Body, by Louise Hay.  The small book, just 85 pages, includes a 62-page chart of ailments along with emotional…

18 Gifts for Someone Going Through Chemo and Radiation

Someone you love has cancer.  You may have no idea what to say or do. They are facing chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, biologic or immune therapy. Or, all the above. You want to help.  Here are some awesome, inexpensive ways you can. Gifts that Help the…

What to Expect During a Lung Biopsy | Battling Bertha

When I announced that chemo did not work, a few weeks ago, I hinted that I intended to create a video describing my personal lung biopsy experience.  I wasn’t ready to talk about it until now. I didn’t really know what to expect during a…

Pink Ribbon T-Shirt Fundraiser | Battling Bertha

It’s funny how inspiration works.  One thing leads to another which leads to another and pretty soon you’ve landed on a fantastic idea. My chemo bills are starting to stack up.  I have good insurance but I do need to pay my share of the…