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    NanciHersh wrote on Gabba's wall

    Hi Gabba, I am doing well thank you.... busy with my family and my art. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and for your comment about my work. I also have an active FB page that you can visit and see what is going on. www.facebook.com/NanciHersh.Artist. be well, and thank you!

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      You are very welcome...stay well!

      almost 3 years ago
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    NanciHersh wrote on AlizaMLS's wall

    Hi Aliza, thank you so much for your comments on my wall about my art. I hope you are doing well. we are the same age - this april will be two years since my surgery and the had chemo and radiation, following my herceptin. Feeling good and making art, as you can see. I see that you are a medical librarian and wanted to let you know about my children's book (or was that what you were commenting on?) In any event I have a blog for my art, and one for our book as well. www.nancihersh.blogspot.com and www.butterflykissesbook.blogspot.com

    Take care of yourself. :)

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      Nancy, Thank you. I will take a look at your sites. I was a Children's Librarian at one time myself (I enjoyed that year immensely!). It was great fun!! I still have friends who are as well, so I will refer your site to them and perhaps put it on my FB page if it's ok with you!

      Aliza

      over 3 years ago
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    NanciHersh wrote on debco148's wall

    Hi Debbie, I just started to read more down your wall about taxoifen and holistic treatments, etc. I am going to look at Marnie C's website and articles. I do have to say that I did do tamoxifen and then aromasin for th 5 or so years, eat very healthy, exercise, meditate... and it still came back 8 years later. I was working with an acupunturist before my surgery last year for a year (then it just got too expensive- health insurance does not cover it) but she felt that for me it was internal stress so I am doing my best to be aware of when I am pushing myself. Also no caffeine now, minimal, and I mean minimal sugar- just very special occassions and that goes the same for alcohol- red wine only. I feel like the 9 years of the drugs have dried me up and that bums me out. I guess it is pick your poisons or your options. I still have two sons home and I want to be here for them.

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      Thank you for sharing Nanci, I wish you the best. I too exercise a lot and eat very healthy. I also try to stay with only organic foods and have really increased fruit, veggies and lowered meat intake. I was never that fond of it anyway, Also, I've stayed away from farm raised salmon..my favorite food.. I'm now looking at all the BPA's in our containers, cans of tomatos, etc all have it. My fiance is researching this as well very closely and he's discovered it in so many things. I have also cut down on microwave usage. I was let go from a company after 24 years and it was a company that ran 24 hrs/day so I worked a lot and raised my daughter. I was in shock after my job was eliminated last year and now realize it was a blessing. We'll tighten our belts and live on less and I'll get work again after all this, but this all consuming pressure I allowed myself to be under will no longer be! I am also working with a Reiki Master and will get my first cert this weekend. I think this change is the right way to go. As far as Tomoxifen, I've not read any solid evidence on the mushrooms or other holistic cures, so I may decide to go with my oncologists advice, but it concerns me. I do agree with the sugar, not good for inflamation in the body. I'm learning about that too. I have learned more about nutrition from my chiropractor than anyone in the medical field, but even he hasn't convince me not to do Tomoxifen yet. I need good solid info and am not finding it out there. You will get through this, and it is so good that you are diligent in keeping a check on things. We'll get through this journey. Best.. Debbie

      about 4 years ago
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    NanciHersh wrote on debco148's wall

    Hi Debbie

    Thanks so much for commenting on my blog post. I agree with you, I think that internal stress has a lot to do with the cancer in the first place... learning how to let go of doing it all, and remembering to breathe is all part of the lesson. good luck with your treatments, be well and thank you again for taking the time to visit my blog and comment!

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    NanciHersh posted an update

    The people are wonderful. That is number 1. I am treated at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center in Delaware, and everyone from the greeters when you enter, to the doctors, nurses and support staff are really warm. It is also new and beautiful with a labyrinth and pond with waterfall.... but what I also really love is their library. Most of books are about cancer but the video, music, film section are fabulous. I watched sooooo many great films over the course of my treatment- indies, foreign, animated, - kept me entertained, enlightened and laughing!