A few weeks ago, I posted an article with my personal tips for cancer-related surgery. But recently, I entered into uncharted territory and found myself without a roadmap. What do you do when you have surgery that is completely unrelated to cancer? I was lying on the operating table as the anesthesiologist and nurses were […]Read More A RoadMap For Post-Traumatic Growth
Today I had a really meaningful conversation with a close relative of mine who is going through a VERY challenging cancer experience. In addition to having already dealt with chemo and radiation, he is now preparing for a surgery to remove the cancer that will be painful, have an extremely long and uncomfortable recovery process, […]Read More ALONA’S TOP TIPS FOR CANCER SURGERY
By Guest Blogger, Cancer Thriver and Dear Friend Shannon Rosenstein At age 38 and the mother of a 7 month old and a 4 year old, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 triple negative breast cancer. I was nursing my son when I noticed a lump in my right breast. Breastfeeding has many virtues; […]Read More Lessons from a breast cancer survivor: two important ways women can empower themselves
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. September is always a thought-provoking time of the year for me. Typically the month of the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashana), it’s a time for reflection, goals, and apologies. It’s a time when supposedly, the […]Read More The Rose
It has been a long time since I wrote in this blog. I’ve decided to break the silence. I needed a break from writing because this blog is about my experience with cancer, and after my “battle” with cancer ended, I wanted to move on with my life and not feel that I was defined […]Read More Cancer, Your Stupidity Never Ceases To Amaze Me
My mother used to have a magnet on our refrigerator with a quote from George Eliot that said, “It’s never to late to be who you might have been.” I always found this quote to be so depressing; I mean, it presupposes that you have wasted time living a life in which you weren’t being […]Read More Moving On: Dare To Dream And Be The Person You Always Wanted To Be
It has been quite some time since I made a substantive post on this blog. There are a few reasons for this lapse in content, but mainly, I just really needed a break for a while. After everything I went through in terms of the treatments for cancer, I needed some time to step away […]Read More Who Moved My Cheese?