Dear Doctor, Am I SAD? 5 signs you have seasonal affective disorder.

Dear Doctor, Am I SAD? 5 signs you have seasonal affective disorder.

SAD is something I have battled with over the years. Fortunately my symptoms are only mild and now I understand what it is, I manage by getting plenty of light during the winter months. It's a condition that affects many of us in different degrees so read on to see if you could have it too!

Dear Doctor, I need to have a mastectomy! What does it involve?

Dear Doctor, I need to have a mastectomy! What does it involve?

When I was told I had breast cancer I just assumed I was going to have a mastectomy. In my mind it wasn’t an option not to have one. I just wanted to get rid of this cancer! If that meant having a mastectomy fine! It didn’t bother me, I just looked at it as an unfortunate thing that had happened in my life and I just had to deal with it....

Dear Doctor, How do I tell my family I have cancer?

Dear Doctor, How do I tell my family I have cancer?

One of the hardest things to do is to tell your loved ones you have cancer. Not only do you have the shock of receiving the news yourself and processing it. But then you start worrying about how it will affect your family and friends. A lot of people have told me they worry for others than themselves and feel guilty for burdening them with it. Here is how my friend found that first 24 hours of being a 'cancer patient'. "The biopsy results are back ... and it has shown ... it is cancer. What?!! I actually have cancer! Me?!! Why? What have I ever done wrong in life to deserve cancer. I’m not a bad person, why is this happening to me? I couldn’t help those feelings, I took a moment to put my head down and cried. I have cancer! I looked up but all I heard was mastectomy and chemotherapy. The moment you are told it feels like a bomb has gone off and you're in the middle of a massive explosion, people are talking but you can’t hear them, everything is in slow motion. I think that’s when the shock really kicked in a little..."