But You Don’t Look Sick is a comment I heard so many times while going through breast cancer treatment. The thing is, I was sick! Even when the chemo is over, and your hair grows back, there are more treatments! So let's talk about what living after a breast cancer diagnosis looks like!
Inflammatory Breast Cancer, have you heard of it? Do you know what to look for? I had never heard of IBC in the grand scheme of getting diagnosed. I met Lindsey and she shared her story with me and I realized how much I didn't know about IBC. I figured if I didn't know even as a newly diagnosed cancer patient, how many others had never heard of this form of breast cancer? Lindsey talks about symptoms, treatments, and her experience.
Kicking off breast cancer awareness month with real women behind the color pink! Rach DiMare from the blog RD'S Obsessions shares her journey from being diagnosed to life after treatment. Rach is one of the first women I connected with after my diagnosis, and she has been so helpful and supportive along the way. I am so happy that she is here to share her insight!
The first couple of months of treatment were a slightly dark time for me. I didn't know how to feel about my physical changes, I didn't know how to act, and I didn't know how to process everything that was going on. What I did know was that I didn't need any added stress from people in my life. I needed to rid my life of the negative weight, in order to see things more positive. This episode takes you through some of that, and how to feel okay about putting yourself first!
This episode really dives into the need for help throughout cancer treatment, not just physically but mentally. I had such a hard time asking for help, and then there was guilt associated with accepting help. I learned so many things going through this process that I wanted to share my thoughts, looking back.
This episode I wanted to bring in my husband as he was a huge part of my cancer treatment. He was my caregiver day in and day out. Caregivers are not talked about or given the support that they need, in my opinion, so Chris is here to give some advice and insight into his experience since my diagnosis.
This episode I detail that first meeting with my oncologist before starting chemotherapy, the advice he gave me, and my initial feelings. I will also talk about that first round of chemo and how my body reacted to it, along with how we told our children, and having to shave my head. It is a lot to take in!
The first official episode of, But You Don't Look Sick! This episode is also launching exactly one year after I was diagnosed with breast cancer. This episode tells you how I found my lump, the months it took me to be diagnosed, and the feelings I had hearing that I had cancer.
But You Don't Look Sick is a podcast about breast cancer, or rather the mindset behind beating cancer. The lowest lows, yet the high highs that come with fighting cancer. You will hear from Kelsey herself, caregivers, thrivers and survivors, and many others impacted by cancer.