And in June 2013 we are back in the revolving door of doctors, this time for my heart. So the focus has shifted, BUT... I continue to THANK YOU for your prayers, love & support. I receive them with open & loving arms. My wish is that I will gain strength from you, will provide strength to others & will help to strip away the fears we each experience.

LIVESTRONG: I am strong. I am loved. I am healthy. WE WILL WIN!

Have you or your loved one had their annual mammogram? PLEASE, don't put it off. Speaking from experience, I highly recommend monthly self exam as well.

Contents may be uplifting, sad, funny, scary, downright depressing ~ THAT IS CANCER .... at it's best, at its worst.

PLEASE ~ Feel free to share this blog with anyone who is interested to learn about my journey. While I welcome their support, I hope that by sharing this experience freely to the universe I may help to support others by breaking down some of the barriers and fear associated with breast cancer and the treatment.

Local Oncology Massage

Oncology Massage by Karen Cahill

Oncology Massage ~ a relatively new therapeutic technique, now being adopted by more and more clinics and practitioners on the West Coast. Oncology massage is gentle touch therapy that’s adapted to be safe for cancer patients. There is no hard pressure work, or attempt to "move" toxins about the body. Instead, the treatment focuses on relaxation and relieving symptoms and stress so  the body can do what it needs to do: heal. 

Karen, a founding member of the Society for Oncology Massage, entered the profession in its infancy. She completed her oncology massage training program (requiring 300 hours of specific training) at the Massage Therapy Institute in Davis California, back when it was one of three schools in the US that offered the discipline.
Karen has been providing me with oncology massage throughout my chemotherapy and it has provided much relief and relaxation. I highly recommend her. 


To book a treatment, or learn more, contact Karen Cahill at 707-849-8062 or She offers oncology massage, on a sliding scale payment.

Here is a link to a recent article about Karen's Oncology Massage service.