In This eUpdate:
Lesson in Courage
The You Beyond Fear
Finding Hope and Healing in Cyberspace
When Cancer Won't Let You Sleep
 

Survivor of the Week A Lesson in Courage
Jackie Pflug’s inspirational story of surviving a terrorist attack and colon cancer

by Laura Shipp

On November 24, 1985, Jackie Pflug’s life was changed forever. When she woke up that morning, little did she know that a weekend trip to Greece would put her in the middle of a deadly terrorist attack. Jackie was a passenger on Egypt Air Flight 648. Her plane was hijacked just ten minutes into the flight. The hijackers soon began shooting hostages. Jackie was shot execution-style in the head and left for dead on the tarmac.
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The You Beyond Fear
by Audrey L. Vitolins, MSW

Feeling in control is one of the main issues for cancer survivors. And there are ways to be in control during and after treatment. Worrying, although understandable, isn’t one of them. Interestingly, worry is only a perceived sense of control and has not ever, and will not ever, prevent or change outcomes. I say “interestingly” because most of my clients spend at least 90 percent of their brainpower worrying – with not one satisfying result.
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Finding Hope and Healing in Cyberspace
by Sigourney Cheek

A year of cancer and chemo is wrenching. Yet, from another angle, my struggle was exhilarating on every level.
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When Cancer Won’t Let You Sleep
by Lianqi Liu, MD, and Sonia Ancoli-Israel, PhD

Are you having trouble sleeping after being diagnosed with cancer? Don’t worry, you are not alone. Studies show that up to 75 percent of people with cancer experience sleep disturbances – twice as many as in the general population. But the good news is that treatments are available for your sleep problems.
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