About

First Name
Melissa

Last Name
Bear

City
Rochester

State/Province
MN

Health Interests
Caregivers, Cancer, Healthy Living, Mental health disorders, Neurology (brain and nervous system), Women's health issues

Posts (19)

Aug 24, 2018 · Empowering patients to advocate for themselves: meet @kariulrich in About Connect: Who, What & Why

Great spotlight Jen! Thanks for sharing and we're so glad you're here 🙂

Mar 16, 2018 · Meet @hopeful33250: Striving so No One Feels Alone with Personal Health Challenges in About Connect: Who, What & Why

Great feature Teresa @hopeful33250! John @johnbishop, that is a great article–I am completely getting #1 and #2. There is a need for hiding in my book at home under a blanket after too much socializing, lol.

Jan 31, 2018 · anyone have experience with zoledonic acid infusion for osteopenia? in Breast Cancer

You poor thing! Life refuses to slow down for us doesn’t it? I find no matter what I say to myself on rest and time, there seems to be always something with the kids or work that needs to keep going. But I refuse to let them interrupt my relaxing bath time–lol! Lock that door and hide is my motto. 😉 I hope the treatments get better and get done fast for you. Lots of hugs coming your way!

Jan 30, 2018 · anyone have experience with zoledonic acid infusion for osteopenia? in Breast Cancer

Hugs to you on dealing with all of this. I hope things are going well. And thank you for the insight, I was wondering how bad it might be the first time and if I should plan to be in bed or what. I’m glad to hear you did only experience those symptoms once.

Jan 30, 2018 · anyone have experience with zoledonic acid infusion for osteopenia? in Breast Cancer

Hi all,
I’m wondering if anyone has had the zoledonic acid infusion following breast cancer treatment to help combat osteoperosis? I’m set to get going on this and they said the first time you can get chills, fever and ill? But it gets better after that. I’m curious if anyone has had this and what you experienced. Any advice on prep for it?
Thanks in advance!
Melissa

Jun 27, 2017 · Cancer survivors: Tips for taking care of yourself in Mayo Clinic Champions

Perfect words Linda! You are an inspiration to all. Thank you for sharing 🙂
Melissa

Jun 26, 2017 · Know your options when dealing with heart issues in Mayo Clinic Champions

Hello Ralph,
I’m glad you found the information useful! I hope you’ve been able to connect a doctor. If you’re interested there is also a Heart & Blood Health group here on Connect, where you may find others facing similar issues. I’ve included the link to the group below:

https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/heart-blood-vessel-conditions/

Thank you!
Melissa