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

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” t...

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

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 lym...

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I Have My Fighting Face On | Battling Bertha 8

I Have My Fighting Face On | Battling Bertha 8

It’s been a couple of weeks since I laid my heart on the table and exposed my apprehension and vulnerability regarding surgery. Much has happened. I’ve been quiet on social media and haven’t felt like talking on the phone. The easiest way to ...

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Pick Another Fortune Cookie | Battling Bertha 7

Pick Another Fortune Cookie | Battling Bertha 7

The last few weeks have been tough, to say the least. The great news is, as of  July 21, I have completed the TCH chemo protocol for HER2 positive neoplasms.   TCH stands for Taxotere, Carboplatin and Herceptin. I discuss these drugs in the Battling Bertha 2...

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Radical Remission | Pink 5K Success | Gratitude Shout Out | Battling Bertha 6

Radical Remission | Pink 5K Success | Gratitude Shout Out | Battling Bertha 6

Radical Remission I’ve been raving about this book for weeks. Radical Remission by Kelly A. Turner, Ph.D. is a must read for anyone with, or caring for, someone diagnosed with cancer. It outlines 9 factors that can help with healing. Thank you to Renu Ag...

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Celebrate Life with Angie Heiman | Wealthy Sisters Network | Overcoming Adversity | Battling Bertha Part 5 | Podcast 024

Celebrate Life with Angie Heiman | Wealthy Sisters Network | Overcoming Adversity | Battling Bertha Part 5 | Podcast 024

As a life coach, Angie Heiman, understands and shares the power of affirmations.  During our hour long chat we discuss the importance of what you speak and how it affects your day,  how to shift the direction of your life with a few daily action steps, how t...

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Allergic Reaction | Pink 5K Fundraiser | Vitamin D | Battling Bertha Part 4

Allergic Reaction | Pink 5K Fundraiser | Vitamin D | Battling Bertha Part 4

Allergic Reaction Exciting week in the land of Chemo. During my June 4th treatment, I had an allergic reaction to the Taxotere (a.k.a Docetaxel).  I was itchy and had watery eyes.  The charge nurse immediately stopped the Taxotere and brought in two oncologi...

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Weird Chemo Side Effects | In the Kitchen with Kandas, Oh My! | What to Say to Someone Diagnosed with Cancer | Battling Bertha Part 3

Weird Chemo Side Effects | In the Kitchen with Kandas, Oh My! | What to Say to Someone Diagnosed with Cancer | Battling Bertha Part 3

It’s been one week since the first dose of Chemo. It’s been a tough week. I am winning. Thursday, I was feeling great (blame it on the steroids) so I drove myself  to the clinic for a post chemo bone marrow stimulating shot, then I had a lovely lu...

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