Miss Joanne is the director of PR & marketing for Breast Investigators. She works together with her bestie, Angela, to build this all-in-one place that offers information on everything from juicing recipes to inspirational survivor stories. They work to streamline the mass of information and resources, which are now available to those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and present it in a clear and empowering way. Thank you Miss Joanne for your insight, your work & your enthusiasm about dragon boat racing!
In this very real short podcast Sharon talks about the phenomena known as “the wall” as it relates to chemotherapy. At some point the treatment just pulls too much out of you and your inner voice may demand that you are not going in for the next treatment…what it’s really saying is that you have hit the wall! Let Sharon offer validation, encouragement and a strategy that helped pull her through her last treatment! So, if you have found your face against the bricks and you do not know know how you will go on, listen as Sharon talks you through!
Last week Lucy and Sharon took you through the first day of Radiation and what you should expect. This week, they will take you on a journey through the remaining radiation sessions. They share their experience & information that Lucy found during her research about the radiation process. Get comfortable & enjoy the show!
In this podcast Lucy describes her first day of radiation (or so we are calling it). This is the first in a series of two podcasts that describe the process and experience of radiation therapy. If you or someone you know is dealing with a treatment schedule that includes radiation, take a seat and listen!
Sharon takes a moment to apologize for how remiss she and Lucy have been lately with their joint podcasts and individual blogs. She gives a little explanation, of their recent odyssey and delves into the focus of their mission . . . now. This focus has slowly shifted over time, but the girls are delighted at the grassroots movement that is rising up!
In these short podcasts of about 3-6 minutes Sharon will “ramble” on the cancer experience. She will offer food for thought, commentary on current events, cancer stories, helpful hints, and thoughts that are bouncing through her mind. These often informal shorts will be laced with the wisdom gained through her cancer story as well as the wisdom passed down to her, voices from her daily life, southern flavor, and hopefully a few laughs.
Today Sharon will rambles on “Her.” Who are we talking about? Come listen & see…..
What the HECK do we say? It is hard because we want to say or do something that will make it better somehow. Lucy & Sharon want to take that heavy burden from your heart! Your friend does not expect you to arrive like some sort of oracle with wisdom or information to soothe them. They are not looking for you to make this better at all! They do need some time to process what is happening in their life and they need you to be present while they do that. So, you are going to visit to show your love and support…wonderful! Be prepared to roll up your sleeves, put your feelings on the back burner, and tune your ears to “listen.” Now, how to manage that anxious mouth so you do not end up with foot-in-mouth disease? Sit back and listen as Sharon & Lucy help you address that very issue.
In this real and heartwarming interview our husbands tell their side of the story. They share how they first reacted to our diagnosis, what they struggled with the most through our treatment, how the experience impacted our relationships long-term, and what kind of support they needed through the process. Then our men share important advice for spouses who are hearing the news for the first time and are trying to summon the strength to support their beloved. We love you guys…our cup runneth over!
In this podcast Lucy & Sharon talk about the whirlwind of emotions that follow a cancer diagnosis. Whether you are the Newbie or those who surround the Newbie, this diagnosis can certainly bring with it a emotional roller coaster ride that can leave you feeling hopeless and quite frankly…a bit crazy! Grab a coffee or tea, sit down and let’s talk about it.
“Comedy cuts across a lot of barriers, I mean…is there stand up tragedy?” This is a quote by Mr. Robin Williams from a 2013 interview with Pat Harvey in which he spoke frankly about his blessings as well as his demons. Lucy & Sharon have been deeply saddened by the death of the beloved Robin Williams, as so many have. If ever there was a human being that understood the power of humor in difficult times, it was Mr. Williams. He possessed an ability to “see” us, then reach out through his work to touch us right in the center of our humanity! Because we respect his humor as well as his kind and gentle heart, we dedicate this interview with cancer survivor and comedian Brenda Elsagher to Robin Williams and his family. We pray you rest in peace, brother.