Karen Schelhorn

Breast Cancer

Share What Alternative Therapies You Have Tried

What alternative therapies have you tried? I have not tried alternative therapy to treat the cancers I’ve had. I have used essential oils for relaxation and anxiety. The go-to...

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Karen Schelhorn

Breast Cancer

Your Support System For Breast Cancer

Discuss the support system you rely on to help face the emotional and physical challenges of breast cancerMy support system includes my doctors, family, and my church. I believe...

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Karen Schelhorn

Breast Cancer

If You Were Able to Come Face to Face With Breast Cancer, What Would You Say?

Go ahead. Vent your frustrations. Share how you persevere in the face of the everyday struggles of breast cancer. When I first met you I was scared because you killed my mother....

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Karen Schelhorn

Breast Cancer

A Lumpectomy Or Mastectomy: Personal Story

What have been some of the key things you have struggled with in the aftermath of your lumpectomy or mastectomy? I was blessed in that my breast cancer was caught early. It was...

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Karen Schelhorn

Breast Cancer

How Has Breast Cancer Impacted Your Role as a Mom?

How has breast cancer affected your role as a mom? My children were grown but have grandchildren when I discovered I had breast cancer. This was my third cancer. It was discovered...

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Susan Mottram

Breast Cancer

How Has Breast Cancer Impacted Your Role as a Mom?

How has breast cancer affected your role as a mom? N/ADid your children express fears, confusion? How did they support you? N/AHow did you juggle family life with your treatments?...

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Susan Mottram

Breast Cancer

What Kinds of Treatment Have You Dealt With?

What treatment plan have you tried, or are currently trying? My breast cancer was in 2016, I had surgery, and then was told that it was Triple Negative. The best option was for...

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Susan Mottram

Breast Cancer

Have You Dealt with Sexual Changes After Diagnosis?

If you noticed sexual changes in yourself, how did you cope? No. Were there any changes in your relationships? N/A. What has breast cancer taught you about sexuality in general?...

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Susan Mottram

Breast Cancer

Share Your Coping Strategies

What do you do when you're feeling upset? Go for a walk, if possible, ring a local helpline (only available in the evening). What keeps you going? The thought that there are people...

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Susan Mottram

Breast Cancer

Share Your Daily Self Care Goals

Self-care goal 1To try to get on with my changed life. Self-care goal 2To be aware of any changes to my body. Self-care goal 3To not get stressed by things like this article. Self-care...

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Susan Mottram

Breast Cancer

Lifestyle Changes Since Diagnosis

What lifestyle changes have you made since your diagnosis? I had to give up work, so I changed my diet at the same time. I was advised to cut down processed foods and red meat....

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Susan Mottram

Breast Cancer

Your Support System for Breast Cancer

Discuss the support system you rely on to help face the emotional and physical challenges of breast cancer. I have a local support line, set up by a man who has lost two wives...

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Susan Mottram

Breast Cancer

Coping With The Physical Changes From Breast Cancer

How has your body changed from your breast cancer? How have you managed these changes? I am more aware of my body, I have more "aches". I give them a short time to go, then if...

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Susan Mottram

Breast Cancer

If You or Someone You Love Were Able to Be Symptom-free for One Day, How Would You Spend the Time?

What would you do that you aren't able to do now? Unfortunately, I would need more than a day! The thing I most would like to do is to go out to Canada to see my family! That now...

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Susan Mottram

Breast Cancer

Share What Alternative Therapies You Have Tried

What alternative therapies have you tried? None at present, the Medic's all said that I should just stick to what they know is safe. What results were you looking for and what...

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Susan Mottram

Breast Cancer

A Lumpectomy Or Mastectomy: Personal Story

What have been some of the key things you have struggled with in the aftermath of your lumpectomy or mastectomy? For me, three years down the line, I still get pains which come...

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Susan Mottram

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer: Comfort, Care, and Routines

Did you get any second opinions before beginning your treatment plan? No, I did not get any second opinions before beginning treatment.  How does treatment affect your schedule?...

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Susan Mottram | Staying Positive with Breast Cancer

Susan Mottram

Breast Cancer

Staying Positive with Breast Cancer

How much credence do you put into the notion of maintaining a positive attitude? Some, but what will be will beWhat do you do to get through the difficult days? Ring a local helplineWhat...

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My Diagnosis Story - Susan Mottram

Susan Mottram

Breast Cancer

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? I had no symptoms? I had a routine mammogram at the local mobile unit, and just over a week later was invited to visit Worthing Hospital!What...

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A Lumpectomy Or Mastectomy: Personal Story

Sharon Brookes-Wade

Breast Cancer

Title: A Lumpectomy Or Mastectomy: Personal Story

What have been some of the key things you have struggled with in the aftermath of your lumpectomy or mastectomy? Dealing with extended family visits in the first week post-surgery...

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