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Overnight she revealed that over the past three months she has had a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. Jolie took this radical step as a preventive measure. Her mother died of breast cancer at the age of 56.
I wrote an article on this over at Feelgood Style today that you can read for more info.
Of course, the women who undergo mastectomy and treatment for breast cancer are no less badass than Angelina. My own Mom is one of them. But going to this length as a preventive would be really tough, and yay for her for bringing this level of awareness to the issue of gene testing and preventive surgery.
I absolutely hate mammograms. Ask anyone who knows me. It’s not the discomfort, which is actually over with pretty quickly. It is because of our family history that most years I have to undergo an extra set of mammograms, and let me tell you, the waiting for results is so dang stressful.
Are you at greater risk for breast cancer? Would you or have you had the gene testing? It ‘aint cheap, but could be the next step for those who have a family history of breast cancer.
Image: Gage Skidmore at Flickr.com, Creative Commons.
So, what other than a big bottle of ibuprofen and a daily nap can you do to quell the aching head?
Let’s start with probably the most difficult step – do your best to de-stress. Yep, it can be tough. With events, deadlines and situations coming at you from all angles it can be super tough to tone down the mind.
What I’ve been working on, and this is going to sound mind numbingly simplistic (but mind numbing would help a headache, right?), is being in the moment. Preparations, work, worries, getting yourself and family to and from each day can have you thinking waaaay into the future. Obvs you have to do a little planning, but fretting away your future can get your muscles tensed up, which could cause tension headache. And tension headache can lead to migraine. Not fun.
Daily shoulder rolls and neck stretches help + good posture. That last one can be a toughy, especially if you sit in front of a computer every day. Try taking a break each hour to stand up and walk around. Even a few minutes break helps. And get your office setup checked for ergonomically correctness.
Diet plays a big role in headaches too. Too much caffeine and sugar can lead to headache over time, as can gluten. I went gluten free for a few days last week (was supposed to be a week, but I couldn’t take it) and have battled headache ever since I went back to eating bread etc. Coincidence? Maybe. But still worth a closer look.
Allergies can be a real drag in the spring. If you feel that you have a sinus headache that goes on day after day ask your doctor which allergy remedies may be right for you. The neti bottle makes us feel better.
Soothe your aching head and relax. Summer is almost here!
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Have you decided?
It is a toughy. I feel like my Mom has everything, yet there are so many times where I say to myself “Oh, Mom would love that!”.
My Mom has had a rough past year. Her symptoms came on suddenly on Mother’s Day last year. With all of her tests looking good, and feeling great again, this year it seems like we are celebrating more than just the day. We are celebrating her life and the fact that we get to be a part of it. Yay!!
So what kind of gift do you get for an occasion like that??
I’d love to take her on a big extravagant vacation, or get Tom Jones to come to her house and sing, or some other giant present that is worthy of her.
Then again, I might just want to set a date to take her to lunch and have her all to myself for a while. That might be the most fun for both of us.
Still, Tom Jones if you are reading this…call me.
What are you doing for your Mom or the Mom-person in your life?
Do you gluten-free? I've never really considered it for myself. Veg? Yes. Vegan? Sure, tried that. But gluten free? Really saw no reason.
You've heard countless folk talk about how their IBS or brain fog were banished once they gave up gluten. That's great, but what's it feel like for those of us who don't have that stuff? Is it still beneficial? Ad why would someone without an ailment of some type try going gluten free?
Secret: I sorta love experiments of this type. Plus, I just read over on Peppermint Bliss that it helped Bailey to sleep better at night (who doesn't love better sleep, right?) and...reduced her bloating.
There it is.
I do tend to *ahem* retain water. And my unusually dairy heavy diet after having my wisdom teeth pulled a couple of weeks ago left me puffy, pale and super blah, which I am just now starting to shake. We may still have snow on the ground here (I know!) but summer is just around the corner and this muffin top's gotta go.
So, I am considering going gluten free. Just for a little trial run. I've heard some feelgood results are practically instant.
Wanna come along? We could do this together. Maybe just for a week? If you are already gluten free please share your advice. I've no idea what I am doing here.
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