CBG Blog

Body Rolls and Muffin Tops: Cancer Weight Gain

For some types of cancer, surgery and treatment can cause weight gain. Certain chemotherapy drugs, surgically-induced menopause, and hormone therapy are a few of the reasons that scale needle starts trending upward. During my treatment for breast cancer, I gained fifteen pounds from chemotherapy. A few more, after I had my ovaries removed and I... Read More »

Breaking Bald: Caring For Chemo Hair Loss

Chemotherapy related hair loss is shocking. While some women feel better taking control and shave hair off pre-treatment, others prefer to let it fall out naturally. Either way for most women, being bald is a new experience. When my hair fell-out, I took my despair and frustration out on my cluttered shower. Into the trash... Read More »
Lisa & Ellen

Cancer’s Collateral Kindness

The military refers to collateral damage as the impact that occurs to more than just the initial target. Very often we hear about collateral damage resulting from the after effects of acts of nature like Hurricane Katrina. Four years ago I experienced my own personal tsunami with the passing of my dear friend and Co-founder... Read More »

Fall Trends For Recovering Fashionistas

Fall is here. Even as I admire the beautiful leaves, inhale the crisp delicious air, and enjoy a walk with my dog Sam—I am cold! The kind of any minute my nose might start to run-type of cold. I am not ready to breakdown and breakout my winter clothes yet, but I have to concede... Read More »
Beating Chemo Brain

Tips To Outsmart “Chemo Brain”

It’s an unhappy fact; "chemo brain" is real and it’s a pain. If you’re used to multi-tasking at work and home, and you’re the go-to person for upcoming events, activities and information, that may have to change. Chemotherapy is likely to impact your ability to recall everyday information and concentrate on specific tasks. Using planners... Read More »
South African Adventure

HERE & NOW LIST – South African Adventure (Item #3)

I have never been a fan of the term “bucket list.” I began to like it even less when I was staring down my cancer diagnosis. During the long days of treatment though, at times it was impossible not to think about what you wished you had done before cancer reared its ugly head. My... Read More »