Coping with Emotions During Radiation Therapy | Battling Bertha 18 | #BlogBoost

Coping with Emotions During Radiation Therapy | Battling Bertha 18 | #BlogBoost

For me, radiation therapy is the most difficult of my cancer treatments.  It doesn’t hurt physically.  It is over rather quickly.  If you close your eyes, you barely know it is happening. Oh, but the emotions! Emotions During Radiation Therapy If you ...

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The Cost of Cancer Drugs in the US | Battling Bertha 17 | #BlogBoost

The Cost of Cancer Drugs in the US | Battling Bertha 17 | #BlogBoost

My chemotherapy bill is $30,000 per treatment and my insurance pays for $8600 of it, the rest the clinic must write off since I have met my maximum out of pocket and am no longer required to pay my $50 co-payment. Yesterday morning, I watched this CBS This Mor...

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Breast Cancer Support Group | Practicing Gratitude | Butterfly Survivor Ornament | Battling Bertha 16 | #BlogBoost

Breast Cancer Support Group | Practicing Gratitude | Butterfly Survivor Ornament | Battling Bertha 16 | #BlogBoost

Breast Cancer Support Group Lisa, one of my custom furniture clients introduced me to an online breast cancer support group.   Lisa is a breast cancer survivor and had found much comfort from this particular group. I was hesitant to join because I find that m...

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Why You Need a Chemo Port | Battling Bertha 15 | #BlogBoost

Why You Need a Chemo Port | Battling Bertha 15 | #BlogBoost

A chemo port is a device that is inserted under the skin and connects to a vein via catheter. They are usually installed in the chest below the collar bone. Installation of a chemo port is an outpatient procedure that takes less than an hour performed by a Int...

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Breast Cancer Health Insurance | Battling Bertha 14 | #BlogBoost

Breast Cancer Health Insurance | Battling Bertha 14 | #BlogBoost

I have recently heard stories about women with breast cancer who do not have health insurance, or have been told that their current insurance is inadequate for their care. Bullshit. If you are a woman in the United State of America with breast cancer and no in...

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Radiation Relief Cream Reviews | Battling Bertha 13 | #blogboost

Radiation Relief Cream Reviews | Battling Bertha 13 | #blogboost

Today, I completed my 9th of 36 session of  “radiation therapy.”  Seriously.  They call it therapy.  I have 27 treatments to go.  Treatment.  Also not the right word. In the realm of too-much-information, here are some intimate details about ...

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Chemo Head Wrap Instructions | Battling Bertha 12 | #blogboost

Chemo Head Wrap Instructions | Battling Bertha 12 | #blogboost

When I lost my hair, I went to YouTube and searched for a great tutorial on how to wrap a head scarf. I watched many and found that Ester Grabow’s “How to tie a headscarf tips” is by far the best. Yesterday I alluded to my secret head scarf t...

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Ultimate Blog Challenge | October Recognition Holidays | Battling Bertha 11 | #BlogBoost

Ultimate Blog Challenge | October Recognition Holidays | Battling Bertha 11 | #BlogBoost

Ultimate Blog Challenge Welcome to Day 1 of my Ultimate Blog Challenge! It is my intention to blog every day for the entire month of October, and even throw in a few videos and podcasts! I plan to share some intimate details about my boobs and my breast cancer...

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