Monthly Archives: September 2013

Intro to Wellness

This light-hearted podcast introduces Sharon & Lucy’s series on wellness by discussing what it is and how it is relevant to our lives….Our REAL lives as patients, caregivers, family, friends, chemo coordinators and medical support team members. We briefly discuss the 5 areas of wellness and the importance of keeping these aspects of our lives as balanced as possible. As Paul Boesey once said, “We come into this world head first and go out feet first; in between, it is all a matter of balance.” Come, relax and listen as you determine whether your star out of balance and spinning through the sky.

After this podcast you can expect to see other podcasts posted (includes some amazing interviews) which will much more specifically target the following areas of wellness: Social, Emotional, Physical, Intellectual, and Spiritual.

What to Expect the First day of Chemo, Part 2

What a burning question! Whether you are destined to soon begin chemotherapy, or someone you know is beginning, this topic most likely weighs heavily on your mind. In this podcast we have the honor of interviewing Shannon Caauwe, RN, BSN, OCN, the Nurse Manager of the Southeast Georgia Health Systems’ Cancer Care Unit in Brunswick, Georgia. Miss Shannon answers questions that our Facebook friends submitted on the topic “What to Expect on the First Day of Chemo”. This is a two-part interview. In this portion of the interview Shannon describes in great detail what her patients experience from the time they are called back to begin their session until all of the pre-meds have been administered. Please come back for the Part 2 of this interview so she can talk us through what it’s like to actually receive the chemotherapy and make our way back home following treatment. Thank you Miss Shannon for sharing with us your sweet gentle nature and a treasure trove of experience!! We look forward to posting Part 2 of this podcast.