Category Archives: cancer survivor

Snap, Back to Reality

I’ve been mulling this post over for a couple of weeks now, unsure whether or what to write. Most of you know that I’m celebrating 10 years of survivorhood this year. And most of you know I chose to celebrate … Continue reading

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Run, Julie, Run – The Next Big Thing

2011 marks 10 years of survivorship for me. This is a big milestone, and I feel like it warrants something significant on my part. So, on May 7, I’ll be running a race to celebrate 10 years of not being … Continue reading

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Chemotherapy – Poison With A Plan

I’m going to take a brief break from writing about fitness issues to vent. As reported in the NY Post and Huffington Post, Suzanne Somers has said that Patrick Swayze was poisoned by chemotherapy. She says the chemo destroyed his … Continue reading

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Cancer Treatments Do Not Affect Cardiovascular Fitness

New research shows that many cancer treatments do not affect the cardiovascular fitness levels of cancer survivors. Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center presented their findings May 28, at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. The … Continue reading

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Continuing on the survivorship theme of my last post…. As I said before, in the beginning I was not at all comfortable with the word “survivor”. I developed a strong circle of support around me, but somehow I didn’t connect … Continue reading

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Voices of Survivors

The word “survivor” is one of those words that is tossed around rather indiscriminately, and whose definition is decidedly fuzzy (a lot like “love”). When I was first diagnosed, and for several years after, I resisted using the word. I … Continue reading

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