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Nov 17, 2019 · Can Joy and Grief Live Together? in Loss & Grief

It makes absolute sense.

Nov 17, 2019 · Can Joy and Grief Live Together? in Loss & Grief

I find your observation so completely accurate. I have a career that is all-consuming during my work week. I am able to think of my mom, whom I lost just over two years ago, with relatively little grief. I think of funny stories she told when I was a little girl, delicious Italian dinners, her immense beauty–and can actually feel joy.

On Sundays, however, I inevitably feel some degree of sadness. Perhaps some of that is that I lost Mom on a Sunday. I have come to accept this as my reality. I am still productive. I can still laugh. I can see tomorrow.

Not long after I lost Mom, I read something about grief that made complete sense–and that I have found to be absolutely accurate: Rather than fading with time, grief weaves itself into every aspect of our lives. It, then, does live alongside joy.

Aug 9, 2018 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

I had absolutely no pain associated with the cyst, which was benign.
work out daily and thought I would have detected something…nothing! I did an internet research and discovered the information linking anastrozole to ovarian cysts.

Aug 8, 2018 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

I was on anastrozole for nearly 3.5 years, following my first breast cancer diagnosis in 2014. Unfortunately, I had a recurrence that was diagnosed in March. I had two lumpectomies. Obviously, the anastrozole did not prevent a second breast cancer diagnosis; however, I was lymph node negative with clear margins both times. Although I had no noticeable side effects from taking the drug, a PET scan revealed that I had a large ovarian cyst that was removed via oppherectomy in April. My research indicated that anastrozole has been connected to the formation of ovarian cysts.