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You Can Do It!

As a breast cancer survivor myself, this month brings back tears and joy. I still remember those scary words "you have breast cancer" and the tears started flowing. My mind couldn’t shut down trying to figure out Plan A, Plan B, Plan C…how do I get through this, what will it mean for my family, is this a death sentence…

Now eleven years later, I wake up every morning with joy in my heart. I am healthier now than I have ever been. Although, I am one boob short of a pair, it is a minor detail as I am so blessed with my life, my family, and my purpose. 

For those of you who have just been diagnosed, I send you hugs every day.  If you ever need to talk, please call me.  For those receiving treatment currently, hang in there, you can do it.  I’m cheering for you every day.  For those who have completed treatment.  High five to you all!!  I knew you could do it. 

After going through my own journey and treating hundreds of cancer survivors over the last eleven years, I have learned a thing or two and I would love to share that knowledge with you.  Although once diagnosed, it feels like we are at the whim of the medical community and have no control over anything, I can tell you that you have a lot that you can control.  There is so much that we can do to help our bodies thrive during and after treatment.  I know that sometimes it is overwhelming to think about physical activity, smart nutrition, getting more sleep, decreasing stress, but these are just four of the many things that we can all do on a regular basis to help make it through the treatments and improve our quality of life.

I’m here to help if you would like to talk. 

I send you all prayers, blessings and big hugs!