One of my colleagues at work stopped me in the hall right before Christmas break to tell me about her daughter’s breast cancer recurrence. Her 34 year-old daughter is trying to decide what treatment option to take. H er daughter had worked for the oncologist for ten years before starting a new job.
“She’s told the doctor he just needs to think of her as a patient he’s never known before. He’s too close. He keeps changing his mind about what to do,” said my colleague. “My daughter needs a plan, not all this uncertainty.”
This story reminded me of another friend whose surgeon knew her personally. He was sure he “got it all,” and on the strength of his certainty and her trust in his friendship, she never consulted an oncologist. I don’t know what an oncologist would have recommended—very likely the same course she took. But she did have a metastasis that eventually kille...
Ah, summer… a time for kicking back and enjoying life. Snacks by the pool, backyard barbecues, trips to the ice cream stand – it all sounds so tempting, doesn’t it? But for those of us dealing with breast cancer or its after-effects, life is no longer that simple. If you’re undergoing active treatment, your favorite foods might not taste so good right now. Or you may be so tired that simply thinking of going into the kitchen – let alone actually getting out a recipe and cooking – is enough to send you right back to the couch. And then there’s chemical menopause, and the way it slows down your metabolism so that, even if you DO feel like eating, every mouthful seems to add another inch to your hips. Not in menopause? Then you’re probably taking tamoxifen, which to many of us means about 15 extra pounds – almost instantly. What’s a food-loving gal to do? First, don’t give up. You may not be enjoy...
Hi good day sir/mam, I've been experiencing this pain a while now. My jaw and head hurts but only On the left side. For instance if I bend down with my head facing downwards and raise back up it pains a lot for a minute or two then slightly easier to bear with. My mother suffers with high blood pressure but there isn't any other sicknesses that I know of in the family. So can you provide me with an explanation on why this is happening to me please, i'll be very thankful. Have a blessed day! Aaron.
Two things you said might indicate Migraine:
the pain being on one side and
the pain worsening when you bend down.
Take a look at Anatomy of a Migraine for more information on the possible phases of a Migraine attack and the potential symptoms.
That said, what you describe could be any number of issues. There's simply no way for anyone to explain why this is happening...
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