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Kelly Shanahan, MD, 61, is a wife, mother, daughter and doctor living with metastatic breast cancer in South Lake Tahoe, California.
So much happened in the first few weeks of the New Year that I can’t even write sufficiently about it. Then I fell really hard. Rest time!
Are there any single and childless cancer survivors who are also only children?
From chronic pain to neuropathy to thin and wonky hair to burns, I continue to feel like an actress playing the greatest role of my life.
Former Rockette Jennifer Jones followed health guidelines and got a colonoscopy at age 50. Then she learned she had Stage III colon cancer.
I had to break up with my love of heels and wear flats because of severe chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy in both feet.
I have neuropathy, fibromyalgia and chemo brain happening at once. I knew I was talented, but this takes it to a whole new level.
I wake up every day in horrible chronic pain caused by the treatments and surgeries that are keeping me alive, but not living or thriving.
There is a glimmer of hope shining in the distance. It’s not totally bleak.
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