Chemo Stories : One woman’s search for strength, grace and trust
Episode 10- Finding The Funny Through Cancer + Inspiring Music + Alter Egos

Episode 10- Finding The Funny Through Cancer + Inspiring Music + Alter Egos

September 29, 2020

In this week’s episode, Tina talks about the need to “find the funny,” even when it’s downright terrifying.

 

Tina shares some of the strangest/funniest realizations she’s made along this journey, including a moment out in public where she realizes she may no longer have a filter.

Tina also shares some of the podcasts, t.v. shows, books and music that have inspired her and kept her going along the way.

 

Resources:

Absolutely Not on Apple Podcasts

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/absolutely-not/id1469643813 

Tara Brach on Apple Podcasts

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tara-brach/id265264862

Episode 11- A Letter to My Son, A Parent Fail, and A Cousin Offers Support from The Other Side

Episode 11- A Letter to My Son, A Parent Fail, and A Cousin Offers Support from The Other Side

September 29, 2020

Tina bravely opens up about the day her son, Jack, discovered she had cancer.

She explores watching her son’s resilience, and the highs and lows of family dynamics during Chemotherapy.

Episode 12-  An Epic Medical Moment and a Meeting with Dr. McDreamy (Ahem Actually Dr. Melrose)

Episode 12- An Epic Medical Moment and a Meeting with Dr. McDreamy (Ahem Actually Dr. Melrose)

September 29, 2020

What is “Chemo fever”? And what can I expect to happen if I get it after a round of treatment?

 

In this episode, Tina describes a bout with “Chemo fever” that lands her in the emergency room. Like many other times during her journey, this experience reveals the goodness in people – in this case, a good friend who doesn’t leave her side.

Episode 13- Shunning Sororities and Finding a Sisterhood

Episode 13- Shunning Sororities and Finding a Sisterhood

September 29, 2020

Tina discusses the strength of female friendship, and shares stories of all the strong “warrior” women who have shown up for her in different ways throughout the Chemo process.

For those going through Chemo, or those wondering where to look for support and tips along the way, Tina shares her recommendations.

Resources:

 

In Kind Space

https://inkindspace.com

Manhattan Birth

https://www.manhattanbirth.com

The Moms Network

https://themoms.com 

 

Grace & Ease

My Cancer Chic- Anna

Episode 14- My Last Day of Chemo — I Made It

Episode 14- My Last Day of Chemo — I Made It

September 29, 2020

Tina gives a play-by-play of her last day of Chemotherapy and the rush of feelings— both mental and physical—that come along with it.

As she prepares to leave the treatment center for the last time, Tina feels something she never expected: thankful for the “gift” of fear.

Episode 15- Reflections from The Other Side of Chemo + How a Personal Pandemic Prepared Me for a Global Pandemic

Episode 15- Reflections from The Other Side of Chemo + How a Personal Pandemic Prepared Me for a Global Pandemic

September 29, 2020

Five months out of treatment, Tina describes life after Chemotherapy, and a completely unpredictable twist to her story—a global pandemic.

 

Just as she thought she was ready to begin healing, Tina, along with the rest of the world, is now in quarantine. Oddly enough, she realizes that going through breast cancer and Chemotherapy truly can prepare you for a global pandemic.

*Throughout the podcast, the names of some individuals have been changed to protect their privacy. *

 

Special thanks to photographer Heather Swanson for photography

http://www.heathersphotography.com 

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