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Girlfriend's Guide to Breast Cancer

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A Podcast on Tina's Breast Cancer Journey, a "Girlfriend's Guide" to Breast Cancer.

Tina's story must be told.  She has lived the breast cancer journey both as the survivor and the daughter of one.  Tina knows both sides of the story.  She has been the ears that have heard, the eyes that have watched, and the hand holder.  She too has been the body that has been sick, weak, and worn.  Her soul has come forward with unyielding optimism about her own future and that of her fellow survivors.  Through her experiences, those affected by breast cancer will find inspiration that they too can hope for a promising future that will wipe away the pain of the past, replacing it with joy and gratitude.  Sit back and listen in to her inspirational Podcast debut, DJ Breast Cancer.

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Out of your hands?

It can feel with a cancer diagnosi, that your life is no longer in your hands... Doctor after doctor, test after test, pricking and probin, suddenly you feel like a guinea pig on a spinning wheel to nowhere or worse a lab rat getting poisoned. The worst part for me, was i didn’t feel like “me”, I wasn’t sure who I was or who I was supposed to be.

There are also the mental aspects of a cancer diagnosis, with depression and collateral damage of losing other survivor friends. I feel like I handle stress a whole lot differently now. I get a little more rattled, I don’t have as much patience for ignorance. My feelings on mental health are this... it’s ok to have a bad day... it’s ok to be angry and upset at the curveball you have been thrown. It’s not ok to stay that way... If you find yourself down and staying there, if you are constantly stressed, talk to your doctor, talk to a licensed professiona, talk to a friend, just talk!!!

It may be impossible to have your cancer diagnosis in your hands, but I can say that walking and exercise helped me in my journey. Yoga and walking were my go to pick me ups, even when I didn’t want to start. Support was also what helped me through a very difficult time. My husband made me feel beautiful each and every day. My besties dropped their lives to help me. My mom was my listening ear and my mother in law was such an expert in all things medical. My Breastie’s were amazing... whether in support groups or online Instagram networks, I found some amazing pink sisters that I will cherish for a lifetime.

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