breast cancer encouragement quotes
How could a woman recovering from breast cancer, what I call the recovery of the breast? One solution is to tackle head-physical problems, either through changes in diet or mountaineering. Another way is through spiritual means sharing with others the miracle of healing, so they can benefit.
Since cancer ranked first in my life, I found a pink ribbon, an appointment on the Internet attributed in part to James Matthew Barrie (creator of Peter Pan) has been my song: "Be kind necessary, for everyone is fighting some kind of battle."
One of the friends of my support group were irradiated at the same time as it was in 1996. One afternoon we were in a hospital waiting room in anticipation of our treatments. We were putting on cotton suits Paisley hospital, everywhere.
"Jan", she suddenly exclaimed as he hurried to where I sat, a woman crying over there. It's his first after radiation. Let's say it is not so bad after all. "
We were able to offer the dear soul of comfort. If she was really focused what we are saying is another matter. But how liberating to realize that all patients were placed in bold on several fronts. trying to calm me this lady crying because my first glimpse of how she could help others as a result of my experiment.
During my years of intensive struggle for control of lymphedema, a swelling that can occur after cancer surgery or radiation, a colleague called me because his sister had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She asked for suggestions. I referred to the literature on risk reduction practices. Then his sister advised him to get a compression sleeve adapted well to his arm by a trained therapist who could carry out a plan. Your sister in mind that advice, and after more than ten years has not had any problems with lymphedema.
Long after my chemotherapy treatment have been held, my hairdresser asked if I had scarves and hats to give to his sister, who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Articles happy that not only hats, scarves, wig shampoo, and others that I collected during my treatments, but also advice to share with her sister in weathering the storm of chemotherapy.
I have had the privilege of giving motivational speaking for women support groups and other places that need encouragement as they tackle various medical problems. Not only do I share my testimony in these presentations, but also offers hope to those struggling with cancer and dealing with people who have it. opportunities to pass the word on the recovery of the breast are limitless.
As part of my breast that recovery of volunteers for the Outreach program of recovery for the American Cancer Society. In this role, I advise other survivors breast cancer about how they can join the path of breast enhancement. I also serve as a patient advocate for the National Lymphedema Network, helping professionals Health to better understand the problems of patients with lymphedema.
Another way to give back to the community of cancer survivors is the participation in trials clinicians, where appropriate. Although they have not met the criteria for these tests, I congratulate everyone involved for helping institutions to develop better drugs for generations come.
Through the Women's Sunday School teaching at my church, I learned an incredible amount of members of my class. As people looks to me as an inspiration, I rely on them as mature believers who have faced various challenges that I think in some ways is worse than cancer. Many of these trials involving relationships such as family problems, but others reflect his sadness at the loss of mobility and quality of life due to arthritis and other diseases. I pray that a ship can become a little more of God's mercy and wisdom to share with others my experiences and testimony.
The prayer of intercession has become increasingly important to me as the recipient of the prayer of this type myself. I'm in two e-prayer chains through which I received through cyberspace need more prayer and praise of my local church and a group across the country. Being part of the "Helping Hands" ministry is a great privilege. Undoubtedly, the prayer has changed my life prolonged.
There is no doubt that the recovery of the breast is more when we share our own miracles with other people in need. I help others greatly accelerated my spiritual, physical and emotional healing effects of cancer.
A former attorney, Jan Hasak authored Mourning Has Broken: Reflections on Surviving Cancer (Xulon Press 2008). In this memoir she shares her long journey through two bouts with breast cancer.
Listed on the National Cancer Survivor Day Speaker’s Bureau roster, Ms. Hasak addresses myriad audiences, tackling topics from cancer and Lymphedema to the benefits of exercise and writing. She especially seeks to share her experiences with fellow cancer survivors.
Ms. Hasak is currently penning a work called The Pebble Path, an inspirational allegory of her cancer ordeal, interlaced with poetry.
To learn more, please visit her website at http://www.janhasak.com/.
She can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breastfeeding discomfort during pregnancy?
I am only about 5 weeks along, but my breasts are very sore and sensitive. Breastfeeding my 14 month old is….a challenge….to say the least. I find myself getting easily irritated, especially when he plays around while nursing. I am in need of tips on how to deal with this.
Weaning is not an option, so don’t bother suggesting it.
Is it safe to nurse during pregnancy?
I only had this problem at the end (like the last month) so there wasn’t much milk anyway.
Always go to a dull place to nurse, and nurse in whatever position minimizes playing. And don’t feel bad if sometimes you have to cut a session short, you have to do what you have to do. Putting a breastpad over the other nipple can help protect it.
You might consider some red raspberry leaf and alfalfa teas or pills to help maintain your supply. These are both safe during pregnancy though their usefulness as actual galactagogues is questionable. They are however excellent pregnancy herbs to nourish the body and uterus in particular. I have tonnes of references if you want them, let me know.
Also I have recently heard that chamomile is numbing, maybe you could put cold chamomile tea bags on your nipples before nursing? Chamomile is considered safe during pregnancy, lactation, and for children as per the FDA.
You could also try a Bach’s flower remedy before nursing. Though I would speak to someone who is qualified to mix custom ones rather than just buying rescue remedy.
Take care! You will get through this! Nursing two is totally worth it, I can’t imagine how jealous my son would be if I was nursing the baby and not him.
(Not for you, but for the other answerers who don’t have a clue)
American Academy of Family Physicians
Nursing Beyond Infancy
Breastfeeding should ideally continue beyond infancy, but this is currently not the cultural norm and requires ongoing support and encouragement.85 Breastfeeding during a subsequent pregnancy is not unusual. If the pregnancy is normal and the mother is healthy, breastfeeding during pregnancy is the woman’s personal decision. If the child is younger than two years of age, the child is at increased risk of illness if weaned. Breastfeeding the nursing child after delivery of the next child (tandem nursing) may help to provide a smooth transition psychologically for the older child.61
Although uterine contractions are experienced during breastfeeding, they are a normal part of pregnancy. Similar contractions often occur during sexual intercourse, which many couples continue throughout pregnancy.
Miscarriage/Preterm Labor Risks
This is a common worry, but it does not appear to have a strong foundation. A recent review of research on the pregnant uterus reveals that there is actually no theoretical basis for the common concern that breastfeeding can lead to miscarriage or preterm labor in healthy pregnancies. Instead the uterus has many safeguards preventing a strong reaction to the oxytocin that breastfeeding releases.
Interestingly, experts on miscarriage and preterm labor are not among those who see a potential link between breastfeeding and these pregnancy complications. Miscarriage expert Lesley Regan, PhD, MD, quoted in Adventures in Tandem Nursing, saw no reason that breastfeeding should impact pregnancy, even if the mother has a history of miscarriage or is experiencing a threatened miscarriage.
There is no evidence that a well nourished mother who nurses during pregnancy is at risk nutritionally. Breastfeeding does not increase a mother’s risk for osteoporosis, even when the mother nurses during pregnancy. Breastfeeding reduces the mother’s risk of breast cancer.
Your child will benefit from breastfeeding into the second year and beyond. The milk is just as safe during pregnancy, but pregnancy can cause milk to dwindle and can also motivate mother and child to wean. Thus if pregnancy does cause a child to receive less milk, the child will receive proportionally fewer of milk’s health advantages. Indeed, weaning before two years increases the risk of illness for a child, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians.
The well-protected uterus
The specter of breastfeeding-induced preterm labor appears to spring in large part from an incomplete understanding of the interactions between nipple stimulation, oxytocin, and pregnancy.
The first little-known fact is that during pregnancy less oxytocin is released in response to nipple stimulation than when a woman is not pregnant.5
But the key to understanding breastfeeding during pregnancy is the uterus itself. Contrary to popular belief, the uterus is not at the beck and call of oxytocin during the 38 weeks of the “preterm” period. Even a high dose of synthetic oxytocin (Pitocin) is unlikely to trigger labor until a woman is at term.6
Instead, the uterus must actively prepare in order for labor to commence. You could say that there are two separate states of being for the uterus: the quiescent baby-holder and the active baby-birther. These states make all the difference to how the uterus responds to oxytocin, and so, one can surmise, to breastfeeding. While the baby is growing, the uterus is geared to have a muffled response to oxytocin; at term, the body’s preparations for labor transform the uterus in ways that make it respond intensely to oxytocin.
Many discussions of breastfeeding during pregnancy mention “oxytocin receptor sites,” the uterine cells that detect the presence of oxytocin and cause a contraction. These cells are sparse up until 38 weeks, increasing gradually after that time, and increasing 300-fold after labor has begun.6,7 The relative scarcity of oxytocin receptor sites is one of the main lines of defense for keeping the uterus quiescent throughout the entire preterm period—but it is not the only one.
A closer look at the molecular biology of the pregnant uterus reveals yet more lines of defense. In order for oxytocin receptor sites to respond strongly to oxytocin they need the help of special agents called “gap junction proteins”. The absence of these proteins renders the uterus “down-regulated,” relatively insensitive to oxytocin even when the oxytocin receptor site density is high. And natural oxytocin-blockers, most notably progesterone, stand between oxytocin and its receptor site throughout pregnancy. 8,9,10
With the oxytocin receptor sites (1) sparse, (2) down-regulated, and (3) blocked by progesterone and other anti-oxytocin agents, oxytocin alone cannot trigger labor. The uterus is in baby-holding mode, well protected from untimely labor.4
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