Jennifer Wilson, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas and a National Certified Counselor, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 36 with no signs or symptoms. She is currently going through treatment and sharing her experience through this blog with the goal of promoting breast cancer awareness under the age of 40 and the importance of being your own advocate. Her posts offer tips and resources based on her experiences. Jennifer’s intention is to offer HOPE to those dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis and uncertainty.
AN ALTERNATIVE PROSTHESIS OPTION
Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. They are soft, comfortable, beautiful and when placed in a regular bra they take the shape and feel of a real breast unlike traditional breast prosthetics. Special volunteer knitters provide these free to those requesting them. Knitted knockers can be adjusted to fill the gap for breasts that are uneven and easily adapted for those going through reconstruction by simply removing some of the stuffing. Click on the picture to the left to find out more and order yours.
If you are a gifted knitter, you can also register on their website to become a volunteer with Knitted Knockers and use your talent to provide a life changing resource for others.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA to promote the importance of physical activity after a cancer diagnosis.
How did this program form?
Livestrong’s ongoing dialogue with cancer survivors through surveys and research led them to discover that a top concern among survivors was the difficulty of returning to physical activity after treatment. In response, LIVESTRONG partnered with the YMCA of the USA in 2007 to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a 12-week physical activity program designed to get survivors back on their feet.
Who benefits from LIVESTRONG at the YMCA?
Survivors participate in free or low cost customized exercise regimens catered to their individual needs from certified fitness instructors. The instructors are trained in cancer survivorship, post-rehabilitation exercise and supportive cancer care. Survivors and often their families receive a membership at the YMCA for the duration of the program.
Chair Yoga Class for EVERYONE- FREE
Balance Your Mind, Body & Spirit through Deep Breathing, Gentle Stretching, and Relaxation Research shows many positive health benefits of yoga such as improving immune system and overall health; increased energy, mood, & sense of well-being; and decreased blood pressure, heart rate, stress, anxiety & depression.
Mondays 2:00 pm-3:00pm
Memorial Hermann Greater Heights South Tower, Classroom F
1635 N Loop W, Houston, TX 77008
Please wear comfortable clothes and bring water. Classes are free.
Call 713-222-CARE (2273) to register or click the title above for other locations