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After 14 years, Driven by Heart is changing course and will begin working with a Brevard based organization.
The office on Sarno Rd. will close 12.31.2023. Driven by Heart will be concentrating on new and more effective endeavors as it continues to serve the Brevard Breast Cancer community. It is important to emphasize that all funds will remain in Brevard county. The phone remains on and FB and the website are active. Updates and details will be available on FB and our website as they become available. Stay tuned!
October generates a lot of emotion for breast cancer patients and for survivors. I have been listening to many different people’s stories, both past and present and one of the most consistent pieces of advice that keeps coming around is being strong. When you have breast cancer, hearing someone say “be strong” doesn’t really get you anywhere it seems, but saying the best way to be strong is to have your “moment” when you need to but then get back up, take a deep breath and put those big girl panties back on and take more forward steps!! Everybody’s story is different. Everyone processes in their own time. Healing is individual.
15 years ago I was in the midst of fighting my own battle with breast cancer, and like everyone else, mine took several turns I wasn’t expecting. October is emotional……not so much for myself anymore but for the new girls that are just getting started, for the ones who continue to struggle. Breast Cancer is so much more then just a disease that needs to be cured, it messes with every aspect of your life……your relationships, your emotional and physical well being and the list goes on. It takes time……alot of time. You may be done with your treatment, but it isn’t gone, it takes time for your heart to catch up with your brain….ok physically, not so much on the other fronts. Don’t let it consume you but take time for yourself and be good to you..
I had something I wanted to share and sometimes I struggle with being “politically correct”……but this is important so if anyone is offended…..just know it was with the best intentions.
We had a “situation” with one of our family members…..so, off to the Dr. to get the “news” after the necessary testing…..I get that each office has their own style of presentation of the plan, but you should always get a second opinion if you aren’t feeling completely “ok” with the plan. Our family patient was worried about upsetting the first office………this is your health….first of all the office shouldn’t be upset, they should encourage you to get a second opinion so you are completely confident in where you are going and the procedure you are having. As it turns out in this situation the second opinion was a charm…..everything clicked and we knew what the decision would be. Now, moving forward a whole level of unnecessary stress is eliminated.
Remember, this is all about you!!!
Good morning! Yes, this is support group week. Wednesday the 26th at 6pm. 1600 Sarno Rd. Ste 209
Have you been diagnosed with breast cancer? Do you need resources and supplies for your treatment? Give Driven by Heart a call or text……we have learned a woman can do anything if she has a plan…..we will help you with your plan!!
We don’t want anyone to fight alone!
Good morning all!! Just a reminder Support Group is this Wednesday nite June 28th at 6pm.
Have a good week!!!
Good morning! Just a reminder that this Wednesday, May 24 at 6pm we will be having a special presentation on “Strategies For Eating and Living Well During Breast Cancer Treatment and Beyond” We will begin promptly at 6pm. This is normally a support group nite so we will chat with anyone having questions etc after the presentation. There will be light refreshments at this meeting. Our presenter is David Rosales, BA, BSN, RN. I think this is going to be a really good program.
See you Wednesday nite.
Please call or text if you have any questions.
Good morning! Did you ever wonder what we talk about at support group? The answer…..lots of things…..where are you in your journey? What can we do to help? Where do you find help for wigs, bras, nutrition, someone to talk to professionally, lymphadema, scar massage, genetic testing, how to implants feel, why everyone hates expanders (but we need them)….all kinds of things…..come and join us sometime…..the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6pm. We do try to start promptly at 6.
We don’t want anyone to fight alone……this is a time consuming venture we are on…..sometimes our loved ones need a break from our feelings and frustrations…..that is what we are here for!!
Have any questions? Call or text 321-474-6900
Our next meeting is May 24th at 6pm……this month that also happens to be our program on nutrition during and after Breast Cancer.
Good morning everyone! Driven by Heart has added a monthly craft night to our agenda. This month Tuesday April 25th. It is good to have some fun and enjoyment…..The Creative Lion, Suzanne and Jessie….bring a great project and laughter….we always have light snacks….so we have fun. And…..you end up with a great project for yourself or as a gift!! I usually do 2 at a time because everyone knows I am a “craft junky!!!”
Our usual monthly support group is Wednesday….April 26th at 6pm. We are fortunate enough to have Melissa Studebaker OCN, ARNP join us for our meetings. Always good conversations and hopefully the answers you need.
Driven by Heart is also providing surgical bras for the mastectomy girls. We work with Yongs Wigs and Mastectomy Supplies for that service! We have many valuable resources and we are happy to share those with you!
Remember, we are here to help and we don’t want anyone fighting breast cancer alone! 321-474-6900
Support Group tonite at 6pm……. here is the link if you want to join via Zoom
Have a great day!!
Remember…..no one fights alone!