Hi my name is Nina-Ann I am a twice cancer survivor. Surviving cancer twice is a tough gig. I am sharing my journey to help others. I have written a book also. I am covering cancer, double mastectomy, chemotherapy, family and friends. My blog has lots of information, helpful and a few things to brighten your day. I am a cancer advocate. My story is happy, sad and inspirational.
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Missing but still here!
I have had a few hick ups this week, sorry for my absence. Last Saturday night I had chest pain and was admitted to Gosford hospital at 1am. I am ok....Just a bump in the road and I guess another week of reality. Breathing difficulty and a fright. Five days in hospital.
Happy to report that the chest pain and breathing difficulty is not my heart or my lungs. I think this is really great, but I still don't know what is wrong, but as it's not major I don't think.
When you have had as many health scares as I, you become tough or I guess I do anyhow, I am back and fighting on as I do. I think it's normal to be afraid as we all know our bodies and mine is not working quiet right.
After an interesting dinner out tonight with friends I have been thinking, it's the anniversary of my mothers death. I miss her 13 years ago she passed away. I think today for me it's the message that life has to go on and it has to. Tomorrow I am going to make a few changes and I as we do to the best of our abilities.
My quote of today is life is short play hard. Everyday there will be something good that happens and it will, it always does I never ever doubt that.
Someone once wrote"... when i get really cold, or get goosebumbs all over my body, the whole things really scrunch up, like, my entire areola scrunches itself up into a wrinkled little mound. it looks really weird and ugly, and i haven't ever seen other people's breasts do it. what is wrong with my areola/nipples??" The answer: Well nothing is wrong. This is what my areola does too. It's a normal reaction to the coldness or to irritation / stimulation. The little muscles in the areola do a similar goosebump thing as your other skin can do. People often call this phenomenon "hard nipples". Also note that skin on areola has less feeling or sensation to it than other areas of your body. If the areola was very sensitive, then breastfeeding would probably be quite uncomfortable because the baby pulls and tugs it! The nipples are sensitive but the sensitivity changes with hormonal changes, such as occur at mestrual cycle or pregnancy. Also this v
By Alex Tresniowski With Her Family by Her Side, Linda McCartney's Long and Winding Journey as Mother, Wife, Artist and Crusader Comes to An All-Too-Untimely End There were 36 phone messages waiting for freelance music writer Danny Fields when he returned to his Manhattan apartment April 19 after a weekend trip. Reporters were calling about the death of his close friend Linda McCartney, who had died two days earlier at age 56 from breast cancer that had spread to her liver. Devastated by what he heard, Fields reached for the phone. "I called Paul right away," says Fields. "I said, 'Oh, Paul,' and his voice cracked for 10 seconds. We both started to cry. But then I couldn't stop, and he was consoling me. He said, 'Wasn't she great? Wasn't she beautiful? Wasn't she smart and together and wonderful and loving?' " Praising his wife was an occupational as well as an emotional habit for McCartney, 55, who wrote doze