Blog Archives: July 2016

What is Lymphedema?

July 25, 2016
Ginny Vickers
Lymphedema is one of the scariest long term side effects of breast cancer treatment. It can result when lymph nodes are removed or damaged by surgery and/or radiation. Disfiguring, distressing, and often disabling, lymphedema can only be managed and controlled, not cured. Those who have been treated for breast cancer are at risk for developing this condition, and that risk remains life-long. Many doctors don't have a great deal of experience with the diagnosis and treatment of lymphedema because medical schools don't teach the lymphatic ...

220 Mile Bike Ride

July 12, 2016
Lauren Allansmith
BeWell Blog on My 220 Mile Ride If you train for it and ask for lots of help, you can do just about anything in life. Think Big. It’s okay to be afraid. Acknowledge it, give it a hug and then let it go. Joy is in the moment and I found it by savoring every second of the ride. When Itai and I were picked to be ambassadors for BeWell, Sarah and Jen asked us to write down our goals. They wanted to see how BeWell could support us in our personal and community goals. Of course I had never written down my goals before probably because I had ...

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