#37 Breast Cancer: Lessons from a life-threatening journey. Debbie Galant

Debbie Galant talks about what it's like to live
with breast cancer.  What she learned along the way amount to
solutions for what can be a desperate, lonely

From the shock of her
first diagnosis to sometimes wrenching, sometimes funny
conversations with her doctors and family, Debbie gives us valuable
lessons about how to survive and recover, physically and

"You are pitched into
this world of fear... this incredible world of fear," she tells us.
"You're making a lot of decisions in that period, but you're really
in a primal place."

Her journey includes how
to "de-code" her oncologist, and learn from a nurse-navigator to
dealing with her own emotional roller-coaster ride.  She also
talks about a vital ingredient: humor.

"Going into a doctor's
appointment with a sense of humor, as opposed to a sense of dread,
really helped."

Debbie, her husband
Warren Levinson, and son Noah tell their story in the podcast,