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In my story began. I was a senior in college. I was young, feeling accomplished, I thought I had everything planned, I thought I knew exactly where I was going and wanted to go. Then I found out my mom had breast cancer. Was I hearing this right? How could this be happening? The only think I knew was everything was going to change. Whatever you have planned comes to a halt and taking care of that person is priority number one. Hearing that someone you love is sick and has to have chemotherapy, will lose all their hair, and have major surgery is so scary there are no words.
I kept thinking how did this happen? How could it be prevented? Selfishly I thought could this be me in five, ten, twenty years? Thoughts just race through your mind. Until you have gone through weeks and months of chemotherapy with a loved one and radiation you do not know if things will be okay, if you will get through this.
You do know that person is strong, a fighter and tomorrow is another day to get through, to not cry and to be strong for those around you. Approximatelygrandmothers, mothers, sisters, daughters, friends are diagnosed each year with breast cancer… it seems everywhere you turn these days you find someone else that has a similar story to yours.
Breast cancer among women is the number one cancer in the United States. Every 3 minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with Breast Cancer and every 13 minutes a woman loses her battle with that very same disease.
There are so many organizations, foundations, fundraisers and individuals out there that are raising awareness and raising funds for research to find a cure. Komen, Race for the Cure, also has events going on this month and throughout the year, visit http: A local organization, for me, is Gloria Gemma in Rhode Island.
A Celebration of life event will be taking place. These are just a few of the amazing organizations out there that are doing so much in the fight against breast cancer. There are a lot of different preventative measures, however there is nothing that you can do that will prevent someone from getting cancer and there really is no cure. Doing yoga has been the only time my mind has ever stopped racing, it puts you at ease and releases stress… Namaste!
Listen to you IPOD running hit list or find one online and hit the streets, beach, trails or that treadmill at the gym. Read more at Wicked Local Eastham. Jim Erban at Tufts Cancer Center. Not drinking enough can lead to poor health and dehydration. The following are ways to keep your body hydrated:. If you're also trying to lose weight, keep in mind that juices have a lot of sugar and calories. You may want to drink water or seltzer instead seltzer usually has no salt; club soda usually does.
Liquid in your solid food counts toward your daily total. Drinks with caffeine, such as coffee, tea, colas, and some root beers, will increase your water intake.
But caffeine acts as a diuretic, so it flushes water out of your system more than other drinks without caffeine. Don't rely on caffeinated beverages as your only source of water. If you don't like drinking plain water, try adding lime, lemon, or orange slices to your water. You can also pour in a splash of fruit juice. Or try drinking carbonated water known as club soda, seltzer, and fizzy water. There are prevenative measures you can take to better your chances however, and those have been listed in this blog.
So take care of yourself; eat right, exercise, be aware of your environment, know your family history and speak up to a doctor if something seems abnormal to you. Presented by AquaHealth for: Earth Friendly Water Blog. Posted by Ashley Thatcher on Wed, Oct 09, What can you do? The following are ways to keep your body hydrated: