How Long to Wait Before Getting Your Mastectomy Tattoos by Stacie Rae Weir
Now that you’ve had a mastectomy, WHEN can you get your new tattoos??
The question everyone asks! For some crazy reason there are different answers to this question out there but to me it’s really quite simple.
For some, massages are once-in-a-while treats, perhaps enjoyed while at a luxury resort. The reality is that massage is indeed therapeutic. Massages are an integral part of our wellbeing. Cancer patients especially benefit from massage because their bodies are subject to significant stressors and anxiety. Despite the obvious physical and emotional changes, the side effects and various outcomes of treatment cause the body discomfort. Aside from pain, there is a […]
Recovery is defined as “the action or process of regaining possession or control of something stolen or lost.” From time to time, we all need rest in order to balance ourselves out – particularly after a severe illness. However, recovery is not always synonymous with relaxation, and can be a troubling period of painful discomfort. For those who have suffered through breast cancer, and survived, it might feel as […]
Being diagnosed with breast cancer or the breast cancer gene mutation is both a physical and emotional challenge. You feel not only the loss of a distinct part of your body, but also a sense of a loss of your identity.
After I had a double mastectomy, I experienced both these feelings. I wasn’t prepared for the pain that followed in my lower back, head, arms, neck and chest. Additionally, I […]