EXERCISES FOR BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS

I continue to be shocked at the number of cancer survivors who are ill-informed about exercise and lymphedema or that they are even at risk.

They dive head first into an exercise routine, thinking they can pick up right where they left off, only to experience painful, disfiguring swelling that may or may not be reversible.

While preparing a basic workout program, I realized that just advising you to perform lymph drainage exercises will not cut it.

Time to call in an expert!

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LETTER TO MARY

It has to be around here somewhere, hidden among stacks of papers,  photos and slides that tell the story of your life.

You must have been in your early twenties when those beach pictures were taken.  You were so young and beautiful, smiling in your shorts and tied up shirt. Flipping through them, I can almost feel the summer sun and sand on my skin.

There are black and white snapshots of you and Dad in the early days of your marriage, beginning with your wedding day and then holding your babies.  Dad had hair that seemed to get thinner as more of us came along.

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