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The following Blog entries are tips and tricks for dealing with side effects as a breast cancer patient, Please be advised everyone has different medical needs. Before doing anything please consult your doctor prior to trying anything new.


Complaining Will Make Your Recovery Harder

By Nacole Ali for Pink Notes It is hard to hear when you or someone close to has been diagnosed. All sorts of things go through your head. Your life has been disrupted, and you have so many questions. I get it. But here's the thing, mindset is everything when dealing with a critical illness, and the people around you. I am sure you have heard by now to stay positive. And it's true, staying positive will get you through certain situations, and help you to recover faster. One t

5 Tips To Traveling Abroad

By Nacole Ali for Pink Notes If you know me, you know I love love to travel. There are few things I don't leave home without. For the most part, I stay at very decent hotels, travel coach, and travel on local transportation once I am at my destination. 1. I Never Leave Home Without My Compression Glove I experience slight lymphedema in my left hand, so whenever I travel on a plane, I wear it on the plane. I also bring it with me when I am out for long periods of time walking


By Nacole Ali for Pink Notes It is so important that after your surgeries and or radiation, to maintain a healthy diet, continue with follow-up appointments, and get use to your new normal. Doctor appointments are extremely important as other things may come up post surgery or radiation. I know you are trying to get back into the swing of things i.e. work, home life, social life, etc. however, don't put your health on the back burner because you are now on the other side of c

Why You Should Ditch Plastic Bottles: Summer Safety Tip

By Nacole Ali for Pink Notes You are more than likely to be exposed to many plastic products on a daily basis. We are often told to drink more water, spring water in particular. Plastic bottles are all made from chemicals. As stated on the site research suggests that all plastics may leach chemicals if they're scratched or heated. Research also strongly suggests that at certain exposure levels, some of the chemicals in these products, such as bisphenol A (B

Remember to Breath......Exhale.....

By Nacole Ali for Pink Notes Patient or Caregiver, first thing first and that's you. You have to take care of you. You can not help anyone else if you have don't take care of you. I know you have people depending on you but the truth is - if you don't take care of you first then you may not be here to take care of others that you love. As you go through the emotional roller coaster you will quickly realize something's are not that important anymore and other things will qui

That's What Friends Are For

By Nacole Ali for Pink Notes There will be ups and downs with friendships. You will learn quickly who are you main supporters. People who have not been through the process, may not understand all that you are going though, and you may not be able to convey your feelings. All of that is OK, don't be hard on those that don't know what to say or do around you. Before you know it, you will make some new friends, and hopefully you will be open to you. Beware of the negative peopl

Glass vs Plastic

By Nacole Ali for Pink Notes While glass maybe heavier, go with glass if you can. Glass is overall a safer bet than plastic. Glass can be safely used for hot foods or liquids. Ceramic, stoneware or stainless steel containers can also be used in liu of plastic. There are no health concerns using and reusing glass as it does not pose harmful risks to environmental or personal health. If using glass in some cases is not reasonable, then try and use BPA FREE plastic containers. B

A Little Self Love Can Save Your Life

By Nacole Ali by Pink Notes Cancer can spread and spread quickly. A few extra minutes in the shower can save your life. You know your body better than anyone else. Make sure you take care of it. Give yourself the gift of self love and do a self breast exam every couple of months. You won't regret it. There is nothing to be embarrassed about. #breastcancer #cancer #selfexam #health #loveyourself #selflove #live