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The Unexpected Detour ❤️

The Unexpected Detour ❤️

By Frances Hammond
I felt compelled to tell about my journey with Breast Cancer. I want to discuss my diagnosis and treatment and the side effects that you may not know that could happen. Looking forward to having other women and men share their journey. After searching for answers, that's when it hit me to call my journey The Unexpected Detour. As i carefully looked back and thought about my life it has been filled with detours. I wondered had we done things correctly and would we be able to avoid DETOURS? ABSOLUTELY NOT.

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The Tell Tale Signs That Cause Concern
There are many contributing factors that lead to breast cancer. We leave in a world of I will make the appointment tomorrow. Tomorrow may be to late so make your MAMMOGRAM appointment today and save the boobs.
October 16, 2021
It's Breast Cancer Month
I often wondered if the email I received before my diagnosis was a warning. I wouldn't think a the movie a Christmas Carol and Scrooge and the ghost of the Future. Was it a warning had I abused my body with smoking drinking and being over weight. I will never know but I thank God for seeing me through and the opportunity to share my journey with the world
October 7, 2021
Conversation with Rachel Massey Coles
September is Alopecia month and my guest is my sister and friend Rachel Massey Coles. If your dealing with aleopica have a listen and learn how to walk in your BALDNESS UNASHAMED.
September 15, 2021
Dreams Deferred is Revised
I would often reflect on the what ifs. If I could only have done things better. I am sure you have all been there now and again wondering had you done the things as you dreamed how would life have turned out?Unbeknownst to me that very dream would be revived through an unexpected illness.
August 31, 2021
The Pity Party 🎉
Every one loves an good party but please don't invite them to your PITY PARTY 😢
August 15, 2021
The Prayer
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Prayers and rituals are passed down from generation to generation but there comes a point when someone as myself is going to question those prayers and rituals. Trust and believe you should be prepared to answer.
July 31, 2021
Parents It Takes a Village
Being a parent never came with a manual. We learn from trial and error. What worked for us may still work but nowadays it seems like some parents don't care. Parents we have tom work on our parenting skills in order to raise our children to be responsible  adults
July 15, 2021
When God Knocks Answer
WHEN you ask God for something we never know when it will happen so be prepared to answer the CALL.
June 30, 2021
A Double Standard Cause
They say BLACK LIVES MATTER my question is do they really? Is this organization around to bring awareness to the cause “ALL” black lives or maybe its only when a white person has killed a black person? While crime is consistently on the rise in our own neighborhoods it seems to me that those black lives DON’T matter.
June 15, 2021
Makes Me Want to Holler
Just when you think the tooth is removed and the problem solved the pain returns and makes you HOLLER in your sleep
May 31, 2021
When Fear Runs Rampant
Fear became inevitable as the death tolls rose and daily and we wondered would we or our family members would be next. Fear of hugging family members, not being able to say goodbye to your loved ones as they lay dying. Visiting the elderly but only seeing them behind glass. Humans were meant interact with other humans not caged like animals which our lives been reduce too. Or those incarcerated and the visit were behind glass. Damn
May 16, 2021
The Analog Clock
What does the Analog Clock have to do with Breast Cancer. Go figure it wasn't until the pity party I figured it out for myself.
May 1, 2021
Do Things Happen For a Reason
For me I am a thinker and try to analyze why things happen and the reason. The more I searched for answers the more perplexed I became. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks! I know why things happen because I created the situation, and the outcome would be based on my decision and choices.
April 10, 2021
Learning To Accept Rejection
Rejection is another one of those Detours we deal with in life. Meeting family members as an adult and the disown you can cut deep and emotionally damage. Well sit back and listen to my story on rejection and perhaps you can relate.
March 21, 2021
Selective Hearing
There are those times in life when we hear what we choose to hear. That was me again when it came to the removal of my lymph node. I hear it was removed for testing but that's not what was said.  I began to think many times I choose to hear what i wanted to hear because the truth is too painful. In this episode I come to terms that my selective hearings was at work.
March 6, 2021
Talking about Breast Cancer with Special guest Theresa Metcalfe
Theresa Metcalfe is a wife,a mom,an author and two time BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR. She is the founder of Phoenix Survivor Network a non for profit organization. Book:The Pink Phoenix: A Strong and Fearless Win Over Cancer...Twice! Theresa D. Metcalfe
March 1, 2021
Use Caution When taking Supplements
When going thru chemotherapy treatment it's important to check with your oncologist. Please make sure you eat food and ask the doctor questions.
February 26, 2021
All About the Hair
Goodness gracious the hair has left the body. Yes that's the cutural shock I was faced with while on chemotherapy. You never will understand the feeling of the pain I experienced as the hair vanished from the scalp.
February 4, 2021
Being Transparent
Transparency is the key when telling your journey. Speaking for myself my story and not being unashamed of what you have gone through can help some who may or is going through Breast Cancer
January 24, 2021
When Reality Sets In
The thought of cancer is very trumatic within itself but accepting that this is no cure; is a bitter pill to swallow.
December 30, 2020
Do They Realize Cancer Needs a CURE
As a cancer survivor I still have daily struggles with the side effects. It's time to find a CURE for the other illnesses just as quickly as they have done for Covid19.
December 14, 2020
Sitting here reflecting on the tramatic hair loss journey. I thought I was prepared but to my surprise I wasn't.
November 1, 2020
Bitter Sweet
Proverbs 18:21 Life and Death are in the power of the tongue. Too many times I found me reciting this versus over and over in my mind. I wanted to live and I was going to speak life into me. Life is so fragile be thankful for every day of living.
October 24, 2020
Celebration of Pink Warriors
It's October and it's no ordinary October. The month it PINK and in October we celebrate our WARRIORS PINK WARRIORS.
October 10, 2020
Just Thinking
Just wanted to add some thoughts on cancer. Why some talk about the disease and some don't
September 19, 2020
The Diagnosis and My Prescription for Treatment
The day came and it was time to face my new reality. The Diagnosis,the stage and the treatment.
May 11, 2020
Total Confusion
Have you been in a place where so much is going on that life is topsy turvy. That's how August 2017 was for me. Between what option I would choose to treat my Breast Cancer. Then I had to deal with the closing of a home. My plate was full.
February 24, 2020
God Created My Support Team
It's amazing how God sent people to me to support me while dealing with processing the diagnosis. It was important to share my journey hoping to touch someone's Life.
February 15, 2020
Fear of the Unknown
What do you do when the wait seems like forever? You sweat you swear you pray or do you worry? Listen to what happens when I grew fearful of the unknown.
January 30, 2020
Bewildered by The Talk
When the GYN tells you the you have nothing to worry about because they have better treatment for Breast Cancer. What????
January 23, 2020
The Mind and the Thoughts
When the mind is a whirlwind of thoughts what do you do? Second mammogram and ultrasound were done and what a day that was to keep hearing not one but two people say They can Treat That Hear. Really what could they be treating?
January 17, 2020
The Beginning of my Journey
Can you believe I ,me! was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017. I was in complete shock and my constant question I continue to ask God was ,Why Me?" I know I spoke that into the atmosphere but I didn't mean it.😭 All I could do was Trust HIM as He said if you believe ME, lean on my word and TRUST." I will never leave or forsake you."
January 16, 2020