Bringing Kindness to the Internet

Bringing Kindness to the Internet

“I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” – Monica Lewinsky Today is Monica Lewkinsky’s birthday. Lewinsky is a woman I deeply admire. Back in 2015, I shared her amazing talk at the Forbes Un...

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How to Flush a PICC Line with Saline and Heparin | Battling Bertha

How to Flush a PICC Line with Saline and Heparin | Battling Bertha

If you have a PICC line, it needs daily flushing with saline and Heparin to keep the line clean and prevent blood clotting. A couple of months ago, with the help of chemotherapy nurses Renne and Kim from Greater Houston Cancer Clinic, we created a video with ...

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Natural Cancer Therapies with Ann Fonfa | Battling Bertha | Podcast Episode 26

Natural Cancer Therapies with Ann Fonfa | Battling Bertha | Podcast Episode 26

Ann Fonfa is a 22 year breast-cancer survivor who opted-out of most conventional western medicine during treatment.  Ann is the President of the Annie Appleseed Project, providing education, advocacy and awareness on complementary, alternative, natural cancer...

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Sex After Breast Cancer: Melissa’s Story | Battling Bertha

Sex After Breast Cancer: Melissa’s Story | Battling Bertha

“Is there any sort of intimacy after breast cancer?” It is a question that I have read too many times in my online support group.  It is heartbreaking to read just how many women had given up on intimacy.  During breast cancer treatment it is so...

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Synchronized Holiday Lights and Giving Up on Cancer Treatment | Monday Morning Rant

Synchronized Holiday Lights and Giving Up on Cancer Treatment | Monday Morning Rant

Ah crap.  I feel a rant coming on…. This morning two separate but equally disturbing tidbits made the hair on the back of my neck stand up: synchronized holiday lights and a fellow breast cancer warrior giving up on treatment because she can no longer a...

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Ringing the Bell after my Final Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer | Battling Bertha #25

Ringing the Bell after my Final Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer | Battling Bertha #25

Today is Thanksgiving here in the USA.  I have much for which to be thankful this year. It may seem odd to many that I feel gratitude during a time in which I am battling for my life.  Yet, there are so many reasons to feel grateful.  I found Bertha early. ...

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Spoiling my Breast Cancer Caregivers | Battling Bertha #23 | #BlogBoost

Spoiling my Breast Cancer Caregivers | Battling Bertha #23 | #BlogBoost

It’s been a tough week. Recovering from my recent hospital stay has not been easy. As much as I wanted to complete all 31 days of the October Ultimate Blog Challenge, I know my health is more important. I have several posts simmering on the back burner, ...

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3 Essential Oils for Breast Cancer Treatment | Battling Bertha 20 | #BlogBoost

3 Essential Oils for Breast Cancer Treatment | Battling Bertha 20 | #BlogBoost

Right off the bat, you need to know that essential oils do NOT cure cancer.   However, I do use essentials oils to supplement my breast cancer treatments. 3 Essential Oils for Breast Cancer Treatment Kelly Taylor, certified Herbalist and Aromatherapist, has ...

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