Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Long Hot Summer

It is nearing my fourth year from diagnosis and I am worrying again.  I am working at Living Beyond Breast Cancer organizing their Yoga on the Steps event, www.yogaonthesteps.org .  It is wonderful work and I love it.  The only thing is that I worry in the summer.  I worry about my health and getting enough rest, etc....

So that is my thought for today.  Until next time.... hope everyone is well.

7 comments:

Beth L. Gainer said...

Jeanne,

I understand completely. It's absolutely normal to be worried about one's health. I have had my share of freak-out sessions, and I have a heightened sense of anxiety where my health is concerned.

You are completely normal in your concerns. Hang in there.

Cheryl said...

Jeanne, I am delighted to find you posting again. Fear and anxiety seem to be normal on this journey. Stay strong! All is well..

Nancy said...

The worry never ends ends does it? I totally understand. Cancer is never really far from my mind. I like the name a friend of mine came up with for cancer worry, Capt. Paranoia. She said just think about putting the Captain in the corner and keeping him there. Somehow I kinda like that idea!

liz said...

Hi Jeanne,
My name is Liz and I have been following your blog for a while now. I am sorry to hear about the hospital stay back in January, sounds like they have a lot of patients on their hands but I hope you finally received proper care. It's very nice to see an update on your blog. Don't worry about being worries, sounds a bit strange does't it. I have never had cnacer but half of my family did/does and as a result every time some one coughs I have to remind myself that it's only a cough and nothing else. If you are worried about something get a check up but beyond that, live as much as you can while you can and you will have no regrets.
That said, since your blog is a great resource for someone going through cancer I wanted to reach out to you to see if you were interested in a new online social support network (that I am the community manager of!) called I Had Cancer. It is a new and free social support network focused on connecting people based on experiences with cancer so that they can easily communicate with one another and share information. I would love to tell you more if you are interested, so please let me know! Because I was so struck by your writing I would love to send you an early-access pass with extra invites for others you may know going through this journey.

Either way, thank you so much for your writing. Take care and best regards.
-Liz@ihadcancer.com-If anyone is interested in I Had Cancer please email me.

Fahd said...

I read about your blog and It inspired me that there must be some cure, still hidden from world and after hours of search on internet and books I finally found a very unique article written on breast cancer which tells me that breast cancer is curable. I found it useful but I believe that it can cure you, at least give it consideration http://stay-healthy-and-energetic.blogspot.com/2011/03/cancer-of-liver-bone-and-breast-cancer.html

Natalie said...

Hi Jeanne,

Thanks for sharing this with us. What struck me about this post is that you are really highlighting the fact that a breast cancer diagnosis is truly a journey--one that doesn't end, even when you're years past treatment and cancer-free!

I'm sure as a survivor, you understand the full impact a cancer diagnosis has on women with the disease, as well as their families. At the Cancer Support Community we are trying to better understand the emotional and social needs of breast cancer survivors throughout every stage of their journey.

Any man or woman that has been diagnosed with breast cancer and is willing to share their experience with us can make a difference. Everyone's voice is important--no matter if you were recently diagnosed, undergoing treatment, living with metastatic disease or even years past treatment.

Please join our registry and become part of a national movement to improve the lives of millions touched by cancer: www.BreastCancerRegistry.org

Best wishes,
Natalie

Cameron VSJ said...

Jeanne,

I have a quick question about your blog. Could you email me when you get a chance?

Cameron