Cancer Treatment, Complications, and Getting Back Up

Cancer Treatment, Complications, and Getting Back Up

Shortly after the diagnosis I was informed that I would require 5 rounds of chemotherapy to shrink the 11 cm tumor before surgically removing it. Each round of chemo became more difficult not only physically, as one would imagine, but mentally as well. I began to lose...
A Cancer Diagnosis and Learning Vulnerability

A Cancer Diagnosis and Learning Vulnerability

On August 12, 2016, my life changed forever. I had been puking blood for days. I could barely stand, and I felt as if I had the worst flu of my life. Stubborn as I am, I thought it would pass in a day or two and just rested at home. But after a few days of no sleep or...
What about Male Breast Cancer?

What about Male Breast Cancer?

I’m Robbie Milam and am a 53 year old male living with breast cancer. I live in Lady Lake, FL.  My physical experience with male breast cancer On December 19, 2019 I received the diagnosis of Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer. It is the same breast cancer...
Steps Towards Cultivating Inner Peace

Steps Towards Cultivating Inner Peace

Like many of us, I have been through the mill physically and emotionally. The initial prognosis was not hopeful. I had an extensive surgery, followed by chemo. Now there are two years of clear scans.  In that time I have developed a toolkit of mental health...
4 Mental Health Tools That Helped Me Cope with Cancer

4 Mental Health Tools That Helped Me Cope with Cancer

Here are four mental health tools I find useful.  It’s all about practice. So experiment with these tools. What works for you? Stoic Philosophy Stoicism empowers you. Writing more than 2,000 years ago, the Stoics tell us there are some things within our...