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Blog | Preparing for a Mastectomy

Blog | Preparing for a Mastectomy

Preparing for a Mastectomy

It is important to take some time before your surgery to prepare for the healing phase. There are some crucial steps to take getting everything ready around the house, and getting all the items you will need to heal comfortably and conveniently.

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Blog | Getting Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Blog | Getting Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

MY STORY GETTING DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER I was diagnosed with breast cancer after a lumpectomy. I went in for my first mammogram and it showed an abnormality. After a biopsy I was diagnosed with Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia. From what I could understand, that meant that the breast tissue was rapidly dividing and was abnormal. But it is not cancer. They stressed this a lot to me. The surgeon described it like a corn field. He said that most women's breast tissue is like the Sahara Desert. But he said mine is like Iowa soil. What happens if you plant...

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Blog | Eating to Prepare for Surgery

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Blog | Eating to Prepare for Surgery

(always check with your doctor regarding any diet. This is just information on what I personally did)   I would not consider myself a healthy eater in the past. I loved fast food, and did not take very seriously eating fruits and veggies. I really didn't think it would make any difference in the way I felt. If I wanted to loose some weight, I would usually do a low-carb diet, which did not lend itself to eating much fruit either. With recently getting diagnosed with breast cancer, and having to prepare for a mastectomy, I have completely changed my...

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Blog | What you might not expect after a Mastectomy

Blog | What you might not expect after a Mastectomy

Getting a mastectomy is a scary thing. It is even more stressful when you are not quite sure what to expect. Planning ahead, and knowing what you are getting into can help alleviate a lot of stress and fear. Here is a quick top 5 list of things you might not expect after a mastectomy. 1. PainI know you are thinking, well yeah, I expect pain. But it is actually something you should plan for. The pain may be a bit more than you expect, and may be in different areas than you expect. For instance, did you know a...

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Blog | Gift Basket Ideas for Post Mastectomy

Blog | Gift Basket Ideas for Post Mastectomy

Here is a list of items, small and large, that someone healing from a mastectomy will need after their surgery. Put together a loving, yet extremely useful, gift basket she will deeply appreciate! Tip #1: If you can find one, a canvas tote or shopper bag would be much more useful than an actual basket for putting together your gift. She can use the tote for her hospital stay, and put everything she wants to take in it before her surgery! Tip #2: Try to limit items with strong fragrances. Some of the medications can cause nausea and make her super...

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