Cancer – Breast Cancer – Me…?

Your test results came back positive, you have Breast Cancer. These are the words that make your heart sink and your life flash before your eyes. And, the words I heard back in 2009 at 39 years of age. I had only been married two (2) years when I found this out and one of the things that I first thought of (other than my life flashing before my eyes) was how is Rob, my husband going to respond? I had dated someone once who told me he be broke up with an ex at one point because she got sick and he was not the person to be with another who was seriously ill. So, I had to call Rob and tell him my doctor told me I had Breast Cancer with that in my mind. At the time I was going to call him and tell him I had already made up my mind I was strong and can do this myself if he left me because I got sick. I was determined not to be bothered by him leaving (if he was going to) because I had enough to take care of now. At the end of that day, he stayed – literally by my bedside and at times would sit behind me in bed while I rested up against him so I could sleep.

Look ma – no hair!

I say all this to tell you that yes, I did my mammograms at that time (medically necessary for me at an early age) but it did not matter. My Breast Cancer was only found because my OBGYN thought I should get it done early. When I went for the mammogram there were lots of spaghetti/stringy images inside that gave off no lump or sign – only this image gave it away. Thank goodness for my OBGYN because had she not talked me into getting a mammogram done early my stage would have been a lot worse. At this point in time, it was determined to be a Stage 2 Triple Negative Invasive Ductal Carcinoma – not good news. It was very serious and on the move so something had to be done immediately. I went on to start within a couple of weeks to have many surgeries (including a double mastectomy) and chemotherapy. You heard me – chemotherapy. And what’s the one thing we think of when you hear “chemotherapy” = hair loss. When I started my chemotherapy Rob and I shaved my head – he shaved his too. I made the choice to take my long curly dark hair myself. I was not going to give Cancer the joy of taking my hair – I was going to take it on my own terms. I am now 10 years out and couldn’t be happier.

Back in 2009-2010, the research for Breast Cancer was slow going especially when you think of how far we’ve come. In today’s time, 2021, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation at https://www.bcrf.org/ and https://www.bcrf.org/progress states as to the below in regards to origins, genetics, and lifestyle:

“We have discovered that breast cancer is not one but many diseases.

It was BCRF researchers who found that breast cancer is, in fact, several diseases, each of which develops, progresses and responds to therapies differently. Our scientists are now learning that the major subtypes—Luminal A, Luminal B, HERand 2-positive and triple-negative—can be further classified into sub-categories with distinct patterns of progression and response to therapies, opening the door to more individualized treatment plans.

We are uncovering the role genetics plays in breast cancer.

BCRF has supported key players in advancing our understanding of the inheritable risk of breast cancer, from discoveries about BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations to the creation of the world’s most comprehensive database of breast cancer genes. This new wealth of knowledge allows scientists to identify other gene mutations that may influence a person’s risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer. Our researchers have also made critical headway in understanding ancestry’s relationship to breast cancer by determining certain populations who are at greater risk and discovering novel inherited causes.

We’ve deepened our understanding of how lifestyle influences breast cancer risk.

Our researchers have demonstrated that certain lifestyle choices can influence incidence and recurrence. Thanks to their work, we have begun to understand how diet and exercise are linked to breast cancer risk and survival, how inflammation from obesity may trigger breast cancer development, and how a low-fat diet and weight loss can reduce the risk of recurrence. These important advances are helping people take command of their lives in ways that minimize their chances of getting not just breast cancer but other diseases as well.”

The article is a great read and is comforting to know how far we have come as it pertains to Breast Cancer. I recommend reading it to get a better understanding of how far we’ve come and the influences that can be linked to Breast Cancer. Back in 2009-2010, Rob had done his own research as far as the effects of diet and exercise and Breast Cancer because the doctors were of no help or assistance in that area. He was fantastic in his care of me and our new eating habits. We still to this day follow a regimen of eating healthy and exercising daily.

In closing, go get that check-up and check yourself for any abnormalities. Both women and men are susceptible to Breast Cancer so have your husband, father, brother, etc. check themselves as you never know.

Life is too short not to take all this seriously.

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Stay safe and healthy Angels.

Don’t Stop!! 💪😘😇💜

Stay strong my Angels!!!

Always with Light & Love ~ always!

On This Day In History…

When You Know You Know…

When you know you know. Don’t second guess yourself. You know.

Aways with Light & Love Angels!

Earth Angel

Are you an Earth Angel?

31 Signs You’re An Earth Angel!

  1. You always have an idea or solution to offer and love helping people.
  2. You are a fantastic support person in the lives of almost everyone you know.
  3. You are always looking for a better way to do something.
  4. You rarely ask for help because your frame of reference is to serve others. Being helped is
    sometimes confusing for you.
  5. You may feel insecure in some of your relationships. You can easily sense if someone is holding back
    and you feel the need to seek regular reassurance from them. Additionally, you struggle to
    understand why this approach doesn’t work well.
  6. You have a grace that inspires people and you can lift peoples energy and spirit without much effort
  7. You accept others wherever they are – even those that some can’t even tolerate
  8. You always see a silver lining in every situation and You always see the good in people
  9. You think in terms of possibility and potential
  10. You have incredible gifts in the areas of writing, art, music, and healing
  11. People seek them out to release fears and other painful memories and emotions
  12. You aren’t so great about managing responsibilities, time, or boundaries
  13. As children, Earth Angels have a tendency to be diagnosed with various cognitive disorders because
    of their lack of concern for the material world
  14. You have no tolerance for anyone in pain. It’s your nature to reach out to those who are suffering.
    Sometimes this means that you attract people who have a victim mentality.
  15. You feel lost when faced with extreme anger and you tend to avoid conflict. You want to experience
    only happiness so avoid confrontation when possible.
  16. You constantly worry that you are bothering others. You frequently apologize and check in with
    those around you to see how they are feeling about you.
  17. It disturbs you when you can’t sense that your loved ones are connected with you.
  18. You are not comfortable with your physical body – especially your feet. As an angel, you have
    trouble staying grounded.
  19. Those around you often ask, “Where did you go just then?” because it seems you are often day
    dreaming or not paying attention.
  20. You often provide an alternative or big picture perspective in group settings
  21. You aren’t competitive in your personal or work life. You want to see everyone win.
  22. You can serve others without drawing attention to yourself. You give without being seen and work
    as an invisible force behind the scene.
  23. You are sensitive to urban settings and the reality of modern life
  24. You have a tendency to feel different or even alienated from others. You can remember being
    teased as a kid because of your different interests and behavior
  25. You have a tough time being a part of crowds because you feel overwhelmed by the energy of so
    many different people.
  26. You grew up feeling that you couldn’t relate to your immediate family. You feel less connected with
    your physical family or you were sent specifically to an emotionally distant or dysfunctional family in
    order to help them.
  27. People you don’t know very well tend to tell you incredibly personal things about themselves.
  28. People tell you that you look younger than you are.
  29. You have a history of addiction in your family.
  30. You have a clear and strong sense of purpose. Even though you may struggle to know how to
    manifest this purpose on Earth, you know you must work to help, teach, and heal others.
  31. You love the idea of freely spreading love, compassion, and guidance.

Always with Light & Love Angels!

DIY Mood Boosters – Jason Stephenson/Relax On Me

I received this and thought this was great information to share. We always need a Mood Booster don’t we…

If you’re feeling stuck in a mental rut, climbing your way out can sometimes seem impossible.

Today I would like to share with you a few baby steps you can take when you’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or especially down:

  • Lower your shoulders and release your jaw. We tend to hold tension in these places, so bring awareness to them when you’re feeling stressed out.
  • Talk to a stranger. We’re social beings, so talking to a stranger can give you a small boost of endorphins that boost your mood. My local food mart is a great place to strike up a conversation with a stranger. Only yesterday, I met a local who had worked on the film set of Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome who still receives Christmas cards from the actors in that show – created some 30 plus years ago!
  • Change your scenery. If you’ve been huddled in your bedroom all day, just moving to the living room can make a world of difference. Better yet, if you’re able to, take a walk outside and get some fresh air.
  • Want a quick, 2 minute exercise? Take a power pose! (Who could believe that putting your feet up on your desk could alter your mood for the better!?)  More on this here.  
  • Act out some happy movements. Even if you’re not feeling ecstatic, things like skipping, jumping, or even just throwing your hands in the air, can make you feel happier.
  • You could also take a 30 minute listening break to our popular Happiness Frequency YouTube music video.

Pin this email up on your fridge and reach out to it whenever you need a little pick me up.

Much love to you today,

Jason

Thank you, Jason! This is amazing and a HUGE help!

Enjoy Angels!

Always with Light & Love Angels!!

Check Up Time

I am at the doctors office today for my Cancer checkup and saw this…

I just loved it and wanted to share.

Always with Light & Love Angels!

A MUST SEE – SUMMER OF SOUL – by QUESTLOVE

A Documentary by Questlove – well done!

https://www.npr.org/2021/07/01/1012294452/questloves-summer-of-soul-tells-the-story-of-6-concerts-in-harlem-in-1969

What an amazing documentary!!! It’s a shame it was put away for 50 years, but better late than never. What beautiful images/scenes and the music is awesome!! Just wow!

Questlove – Directorial Debut

Trust me you’ll love it!!! Just amazing!

Always with Light and Love Angels!

RELEASE to be FREE

In life and without really realizing it we as humans hold so much inside. We hold expectations of others, of ourselves, we hold onto the pain others have inflicted onto us, the forgiveness towards others, their negativity towards us or just towards life itself. We seem to hold onto all things that in their truest sense “DO NOT” serve us. There are so many things that we as humans hold onto without even realizing it both internally in our hearts and in our minds which in turn hurts our soul. We move through life shrugging things off without truly releasing it or them. We all need to be free! Free from others judgments, free from the past and its pain and/or suffering, free from all negativity in life, free from the media and its overpowering negativity, we ALL need to be FREE! So, lower those shoulders, stretch that neck from side to side and Release.

What you freely release, returns again in an even more beautiful, colorful and expanded way.Simran Singh

I couldn’t have said the above better myself!

Let us not forget about the word “forgiveness.” Let me just say f rom personal experience this can be very difficult to adjust to. But, at the end of the and in order to release and set yourself free both internally and externally we need to forgive. We need to forgive for ourselves and for our sanity. Though whatever has happened one will never forget but we can say to ourselves and to the universe out loud that you forgive. Say that you forgive and mean it. Whether you say it directly to that person or not you have said it out loud for yourself, to yourself, to your soul, and for your soul. You have said you forgive for your past, present, and future.

Now – we can all move on and be Free! Be free and continue to Release what does not serve us in a positive light. Your heart and soul is worth more so just Release to be Free!

Always with Light and Love Angels.

I Call Upon My ArchAngels… MY LEO… 💜

Always with Light & Love Angels. 💜

NEW YEAR

Happy Nee Year Angels!!

Let’s make this an amazing 2021.

I Love You All and pray we can all have a year full of adventures, smiles, and lots of love.

Always with Light & Love.

Cheers Angels.

STEVE IRWIN DAY 11/15

An amazing Wildlife Warrior!

Always with Light & Love Angels!

DIWALI

I’m late – but Happy Diwali Day Angels.

Always with Light & Love to ALL my Angels!

I CELEBRATE….

I celebrate and I honor my journey and victories. I celebrate and I honor my lessons learned. I celebrate and I honor myself. (Via Lisa Nichols)

HUMOR, CHANGE, BELIEVE & TRUST, and INNNER GUIDANCE

My Angels…

I wanted to share these special set of cards I drew Thursday evening as they resonated with me and I was called to share them with you.

The below comes from the Archangel Michael Oracle card deck of Doreen Virtue.

Always with Light and SO much Love!