Surviving and Thriving after Breast Cancer: An interview with breast cancer thriver Angelyn Rhode!
I met Angelyn Rhode through a personal development group called “I am 50 Million”. They focus on personal growth through personal training and improv and so charity work. When I read the people they were quoting such as Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins, etc. I thought, “This is the group for me.” I have met many wonderful new friends in this organization including Angelyn. Her personal victory over cancer is powerful and one to share with the world.
Angelyn was only in her early 20’ies when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Due to her young age and the type of cancer she had it was obvious that she needed a double mastectomy or the cancer would most likely return. Also due to her young age it was recommended that reconstructive plastic surgery was performed during the mastectomy surgery all at once. The type of reconstructive surgery that was recommended was one where the lymph node muscle would be wrapped around her chest to help support the implants. She was told that this type of surgery was brutal. As Angelyn discovered, they were not lying! It WAS brutal! “My mother couldn’t watch me because I was in so much pain.” For an entire month Angelyn had to sleep on the couch surrounded by pillows at a 90 degree angle and walking was almost impossible. Continue reading “From Surviving Breast Cancer to Thriving/Personal Training Part 3”