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Caitlin McGinnis

Caitlin McGinnis

At age 22 Caitlin McGinnis was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. After suffering for two years, a trip to the emergency room turned into surgery to remove her colon and a temporary ileostomy. Today at age 27, she has undergone eight surgeries with more likely in her future. In 2012, Caitlin decided to pursue graduate school and last year she earned her master’s degree in social work. She is now a medical social worker in the acute hospital setting. She is writing a memoir about her experiences. For more fashion and lifestyle tips from Caitlin, follow her blog at myjourneywithstan.wordpress.com

Wendy Kramer

Wendy Kramer

Wendy Kramer is a mother of two daughters and a son. Diagnosed with breast cancer at age 48, she underwent a mastectomy, chemotherapy, and breast reconstruction. Shortly thereafter her daughter was diagnosed with primary mediastinal lymphoma. She was successfully treated and is in full remission. Wendy found meditation and yoga a wonderfully healing and supportive during her own illness and while caring for her child. She completed a 500- hour teaching certification and became a yoga instructor.

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In The Swim: Mastectomy Style

The first sign of summer following my double mastectomy filled me with dread. As happy as I was to say goodbye to winter snow, the thought of mastectomy swimwear made my blood run cold. I had just gotten used to wearing a mastectomy bra and breast forms and now I had to confront a new […]

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Defining Yoga

A doctor recently said to me, “I recommend yoga to my patients all the time; what is it?” Yoga classes have become popular and are offered at many exercise venues. “Yoga” can mean anything from a relaxing, spiritual movement [...]
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Post Ostomy Styles: Comfy To Fashionable

One of the many challenging aspects of life after ostomy surgery is finding comfortable clothing to wear. For many of us, this is our first serious surgery and we are trying to adjust to life with an ostomy. Whether [...]

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Effortless Chic

"Effortless Chic," is a phrase that I never heard bantered about during my cancer recovery. While coping with fatigue from surgery or treatment–walking from the bed to the bathroom, or even reaching for that all-important remote, was effort enough! [...]