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Driving Miss Norma... "Say Yes to Living".

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

Driving Miss Norma... "Say Yes to Living".

An American woman who decided to take a road trip across the United States instead of undergoing cancer treatment has died at the age of 91.  Norma Jean Bauerschmidt’s travels have been followed by more than 400,000 people on the Facebook page "Driving Miss Norma", which posted pictures and accounts of her journey.  Ms Bauerschmidt's daughter-in-law Ramie, who set up the Facebook page, wrote that Ms Bauerschmidt had decided to take the trip last year after being diagnosed with uterine cancer and told by her doctor that surgery, radiation and chemotherapy were unlikely to treat the illness. Read the full...

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Many young cancer survivors struggle socially years after diagnosis...

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

Many young cancer survivors struggle socially years after diagnosis...

Years after diagnosis, many young cancer survivors continue to struggle socially I came across this interesting article published in CANCER via sciencenewsroom@wiley.com "A new study indicates that the social difficulties faced by many adolescent and young adult cancer survivors often persist for years after their diagnosis. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that though these patients may see some improvement in their social lives during the first year following diagnosis, their social functioning tends to remain constant after that, leaving them socially impaired relative to their cancer-free peers. Adolescence and young...

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Bold Beanies Cancer Hair Loss Feedback and Reviews Welcome

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

Bold Beanies Cancer Hair Loss Feedback and Reviews Welcome

As a small business its always useful to get feedback and have reviews written on the website. Its a functionality of the site which I need to get more people to use. So if you've bought, worn or heard great things about these cancer alopecia hats, please do review a Liberty or plain beanie hat for me!! This all goes to help me promote the website and reach more people when they need me.  I get positive feedback everyday on the way Bold Beanies make people feel. They aren't just comfortable cotton hair loss beanie hats... they are one less...

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Hair Loss with chemotherapy and how it made me feel...

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

Hair Loss with chemotherapy and how it made me feel...

  My eldest daughter, Olivia, was only 3 when I was diagnosed with grade 3 advanced breast cancer. With long blonde hair very much part of her signature (everyone commented on it) it was very hard for her to see her mummy without any hair. I looked ill and needed to cover up for her and the rest of my young family.  I started to loose my hair leading up to my second round of chemotherapy treatment. I'd had a 2 week break from the first one which had made me very sick. My hair hurt as it was falling...

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I'm always tired... are you? Health benefits of the power nap...

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

I'm always tired... are you? Health benefits of the power nap...

Tiredness has been a constant battle for many years of mine.  Of course rationally I know I am a single mum of two very active kids, I run my own business and have recently built and take care of my home, so of course I'm tired. But sometimes it feels like more. The tiredness from my pregnancy before I found out I had cancer. Total and utter I need to sleep now tiredness.  I'm going into my 10th year of taking tamoxifen following my treatments and surgery for breast cancer 10 years ago now when my girls were just 1...

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