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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Praying for Your Prodigal Daughter Support Group

April 1 the Praying for Your Prodigal Daughter Facebook Support Group will start reading and discussing together my book Praying for Your Prodigal Daughter.

If you are a Facebook member please join us and join in the discussion. I will be posting discussion questions for Chapter One on April 1!

Join us at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=70693805644&ref=mf

Monday, March 23, 2009

Skin Care During Radiation Treatments

I was fortunate to have minimal skin damage during radiation, and I have some tips that might help. If you know someone going through radiation treatment or you are experiencing it, see if these help. One person who bought six Dear God, They Say It's Cancer books because she knew so many women with breast cancer, prepared a gift bag of some of the lotions I suggested to give with the book. So here's my tips.

TIPS FOR SKIN CARE DURING RADIATION

1. Slather the radiated breast with Aloe Vera and Niniva lotion (or heavy unperfumed lotions). I took these with me to treatment and put it on right after. Also after shower, before bed...several times a day.
2. Drink lots of water.
3. Eat healthy and get lots of rest
4. Take naps if you're tired--your body is rebuilding every day
5. In the shower don't let hot water hit you breast. Keep it just warm and flow on your back and over your shoulder
6. Don't wear anything lacy or scratchy.
7. If your breast becomes irritated the doctor may give you a couple of days break or give you samples of prescription cream. I had to do that.
8. Radiation can cause a frozen shoulder. I had it happen to me. Ask your dr. about exercises to do. Be very careful not to get any cuts on the arm near the breast being radiated. Let someone else cut and dice in the kitchen.
9. Don't get manicures until radiation is over and don't shave under your arm.
10. Use a non-perfume bath soap like Dove.

On pg 177 of Dear God, They Say It's Cancer. I talk about chemo/radiation brain. Don't worry if you can't think straight or are forgetful.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Online Support Group

I have started a Facebook Praying for Your Parents of Prodigal Daughter support group. If you are on Facebook come join us, or join Facebook and then join us.

It is comforting to know that you are not alone and we have seen so many breakthroughs in the daughters represented in the support group we lead in our home.

The link for our online group is:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=779413118&ref=profile#/group.php?gid=70693805644&ref=mf

I hope to see some of you in the group.
Keep Praying,
Janet