Its Probably Nothing...*: *Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Implants by Micki MyersDaring, sly, and unlike any other book you’ve read, this memoir-in-poems tackles cancer with a bawdy wit guaranteed to make you laugh your wig off.
WHAT TO DO WHEN CANCER STRIKES? As a vibrant woman in her late thirties, a mother of two, poet, artist, and teacher, Micki Myers decided to confront her diagnosis head on with the sharpest tools in her arsenal: namely, her sense of humor and unbridled poetic license.
The result is a charming, poignant, laugh-out-loud collection that hits all the highs (morphine) and lows (everything else) of being a cancer patient and surviving with your spirit intact (even if your boobs are not).
It’s Probably Nothing . . .* provides the perfect blend of wit and pathos to help you or a loved one achieve much-needed perspective on this frightening journey, whether recently diagnosed or reveling in remission. From losing your hair (even, ahem, down there) and gaining two bouncy silicone strangers, to the pitfalls of marijuana therapy and the endless chemo-room muzak “that makes you think / survival might be overrated,” Myers reminds you that you’re not alone and that it’s okay to laugh.
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I went to the doctors a few days later and she put it down to muscle strain. She checked my armpit and all was fine. Feeling very upset and frustrated! Hello AnxietyGirl; sorry you are getting all this worry because of your anxieties. But I admit I am guessing here. You say your doctors know about your anxiety - can they not suggest some help?
Yes, "breast cancer worry" is a factor listed as one of the "harms" of breast cancer screening.
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Leanne tells us how she regained confidence after her breast cancer treatment and why she's reaching out to women who are struggling with their own body image. I found a lump, which everyone told me not to worry about because I was so young. My mum has had breast cancer twice, so I knew I needed to get it checked.
So many women you know may have had breast cancer — friends and neighbors, coworkers, relatives. It seems as if every time you turn around, breast cancer is being talked about in the newspaper or on TV. You may be fearful of developing breast cancer for the first time or of receiving a diagnosis after a mammogram or other testing. Even though you may have some of these fears, you are not necessarily going to get breast cancer. Still, it's normal to have concerns about a disease that you hear about and see around you relatively often — and that you may have experienced yourself or through a loved one. Don't let the discussion of fear in this section feed into your own fears.