cancer

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.
November is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month. This topic is very close to heart, as I lost my father-in-law to pancreatic cancer in July of this year. He was 61 years old. His diagnosis was sudden and unexpected. It turned our world upside down. I will never forget my husband waking me up and telling me they had found “lesions” on his father’s pancreas on a CT scan in the ER the night...
Green juice is Bridget's go-to recipe for better health.
I am sure that when you read the title of my blog you may have instantly thought this was going to be about St. Patrick’s Day, since this is my March blog and St. Patty’s Day falls on March 17th! Yes, I am named after the Patron Saint of Ireland; I am an unknown fraction of Irish descent and my mother loved St. Patty’s Day in her youth, so she thought giving me a good Irish name would always give...
Being healthy starts with you - and it doesn't look the same for everyone.
New Year’s Eve is right around the corner and so the resolutions begin to take shape. I’m sure it comes as no surprise that the No. 1 resolution for most of history centers on losing weight, for various reasons. I’m not judging - losing weight has been a constant theme throughout my life. We want to look better, feel better, and be healthier. But are there long-term effects of healthy weight loss?...
new beginnings, life after cancer
I know we talk a lot about life after cancer—how you might feel, what to expect, and all about your new normal. We have classes to prepare you for re-entry into the world as a cancer survivor. And we talk a lot about your feelings. It may seem overdone and exhausting, but I think it’s necessary and above all—it’s positive. It means that survival is up and people are looking to live a better,...
Reaching out to a friend
Friendships ebb and flow no matter what age you are or circumstance you’re in—that is just reality. My co-worker and I were discussing all the “best” friends that we’ve had throughout the seasons of our lives. Rarely have the friendships “ended,” rather our lives shifted and distance and time got the better of us. It takes effort and communication (with any relationship), but I think all too often...
Fight or Flight Cancer Blog Fed 2018
Everyone has that moment in life that is burned into their brain—the exact instant frozen in time—the place, the smell, the people, and the words. Many patients say that the moment when they received their cancer diagnosis is forever embedded in their memory. But what happens after that? How do you cope in that moment of life-changing news? How do you know what to do next? Processing a Cancer...
Jackie Shockley december
I live bravely by staying fit. I do that by doing CrossFit at CrossFit Lewes. CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity. I started when I was 62 years old when I would have to stop and breathe before I could walk up stairs. Now, at nearly 66, I am in great physical and mental shape. I have done things I never thought I could do, slowly at first but I...
Tammy Meredith
I live bravely by living my life normally and by sharing special moments with my children—I enjoyed chaperoning my daughter’s field trip at the water park on my birthday. I believe that anything can happen to us and that we cannot live in fear, but instead that we have to enjoy each day. After I researched my cancer, the most difficult thing was to tell my children and my parents. There was so...
Tanya Hernandez
"I believe that being positive and keeping a smile on your face will help push you through the bad. At the age of 35, I received the devastating news that I now had breast cancer. I continued to move forward with my life, even after nine long months, and kept a strong, positive attitude in my life as well as at work. As a bank teller I try to keep a smile on my face because I don’t like to bring...
mammograms october
During the month of October there is a “Pink” spotlight placed on breast cancer awareness. Pink ribbons are everywhere. Even the NFL recognizes the importance of breast cancer awareness. But, what does it mean to you? Are you doing everything you can to reduce your risk of breast cancer or to detect it sooner? Here are 5 Things you should know: Know Your Breasts . You know your breasts better than...