Welcome to another amazing issue. Let’s start with Just keep swimming from Finding Nemo and Finding Dory fame as this is what I based my article of managing a cancer journey on; but also because of the amount of fear and anxiety we all have with COVID, cancer, cash flow, and just coping. We all need to just keep swimming.
The quote, “The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them” comes to mind when reading The upside of COVID: we have built a great sense of community. Shout out to all our essential workers!
We see the light of new life with the stories of chemo and babies in Pregnancy after breast cancer and Surprise pregnancy.
Managing radiation for the plus sizes is discussed in Obesity in radiation oncology. To this I say, “Loving your body only when it is in perfect shape is like loving your kids only when they are well-behaved.” Remember, we are all far from perfect. We could have a flatter stomach, clearer skin, whiter teeth, better hair, less faulty joints, but at least we don’t have ugly hearts.
Let’s inspire positiveness and start by sharing with our buddies and giving forward because nothing in this world is impossible; even the word says IM possible. And in the words of Og Mandino, “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.”
Your Buddie For Life
Prof Carol-Ann Benn
In this issue
Word For Word Media, the publishers of Buddies For Life and Oncology Buddies, present the 2021 BIG C SURVIVOR’S GUIDE.
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