June 2017: Redefining Perfection-Adjusting to the New You Archives - ITC

June 2017: Redefining Perfection-Adjusting to the New You


Our Mastectomy Results: Mother/Daughter Patients Tell It Like It Is
30 Jun 2017

Our Mastectomy Results: Mother/Daughter Patients Tell It Like It Is

There’s no denying that getting a mastectomy is a scary experience. Not only are you in the middle of your breast cancer journey, mastectomy results in a significant physical change. You may feel like a part of your identity is gone after a mastectomy. Or that you have lost your womanhood or aren’t sexy anymore. While these emotional challenges are certainly, well, a challenge, you can...

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After Breast Cancer, I Just Want to Feel Normal
20 Jun 2017

After Breast Cancer, I Just Want to Feel Normal

If you haven’t been through a breast cancer diagnosis and mastectomy, you can’t really understand the upheaval that happens to your life. Because after breast cancer, your emotions change, your body image changes, and the peace in your life is turned upside down. All those doubts and fears don’t go away at the end of treatment, or after the recovery from breast reconstruction. So, where...

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Bilateral Mastectomy Surgery, Seven Years Later: Nancy Stordahl Reflects
10 Jun 2017

Bilateral Mastectomy Surgery, Seven Years Later: Nancy Stordahl Reflects

Today we welcome blogger Nancy Stordahl, author of Getting Past the Fear:  A Guide to Help You Mentally Prepare for Chemotherapy, Cancer Was Not a Gift: A Memoir About Cancer as I Know It and Facing Your Mastectomy & Making Reconstruction Decisions. Nancy shares about her experience with bilateral mastectomy surgery.   A Quiet Remembrance It’s been seven years since my bilateral mastectomy. Seven years! As the date...

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