Young, Melanie.

Getting things off my chest : a survivor's guide to staying fearless & fabulous in the face of breast cancer / Survivor's guide to staying fearless & fabulous in the face of breast cancer Melanie Young. - Springville, UT : Plain Sight Publishing, 2013. - xx, 236 p. ; 23 cm. - Nancy Floyd Haworth Foundation collection . - Nancy Floyd Haworth Foundation collection. .

Purchase of this book made possible by a grant from the Nancy Floyd Haworth Foundation, Albuquerque, NM.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-[234]).

Digesting your diagnosis -- Getting organized -- Learning the language -- Nothing but the breast : preparing for your surgery -- Treatment : the Oncology Goddess speaks -- The road to reconstruction -- Your option to reconstruction -- Raise a glass to your health -- Fight fatigue : get moving! -- Chew on this : nutrition and diet essentials -- Launch a positive counteroffensive -- A caring attitude is a two-way street -- Stress? Now now, I have a headache! -- This is your brain on chemo -- Don't wig out about your hair -- The best defense for looking fabulous : skin, nails & oral care -- Lymphedema : arm yourself -- Staying fearless & fabulous out and about -- Positive side effects -- Emotional rescue -- Diet & nutrition smarts : after treatment ends -- Post-treatment : gynecological care and other tests -- Intimacy -- Making cancer a positive "life sentence."

Charge head on into the battle with breast cancer, armed with these outstanding survivor's tips on how to stay sane, focused, and in charge. Complete with checklists geared toward streamlining your new life, this book helps you eliminate stress and boost your spirits with positive thinking and humor. Don't let your cancer control you; empower yourself and ease the transition with this all-inclusive guide.




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