My journey to connect with Heidi is a story within itself. I was recovering from bilateral masectomy and reconstructive surgery a number of years ago and I had trouble finding a suitable Practitioner. I asked my Physiotherapist if he could recommend anyone and he came up with a couple of names. I tried these people, while they were very good I didn’t connect with them. I continued to search and came across Bodylogic on Brighton Road. I wanted to start seeing Heidi but she was away, I started with another Practitioner but then she retired! I persisted and waited till Heidi returned at a new location that was nearly two years ago. She has been a god send to me. I now visit her on a monthly basis where she works on whatever area needs work. Sometimes she spends more time on my back releasing the pressure from my bilateral scars or sometimes she works on my arms or neck. Having a massage is a regular complimentary therapy that I treat myself to now and I look forward to her cheerful disposition and knowledge. We are forever exchanging ideas and growing our business knowledge. She is very open and helpful with hints for Pink Travels which I am truely grateful. The morale of the story? Keep looking for the right person to help you through this sometimes trying and difficult time – I certainly have found my ideal Natural Health Therapist! Massage is not a therapy that many Surgeons suggest. It is usually something as a survivor we research for ourselves. Take a look at her website www.heidihadley.com
This week I met Fran Tann a fellow breast cancer survivor, she gave up an hour of her busy family and volunteering schedule to talk to me about her cancer journey. Fran volunteers for the Cancer Council, runs a playgroup at the local council and volunteers for Save the Children every Saturday morning. Fran & her family have had quite the journey with cancer and they have certainly weathered the storm. Fran was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997, she was again diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003. Fran thought that maybe it was genetic so she was referred with her children and sister to be tested. Her suspicions were confirmed when she was diagnosed with Cowden syndrome. The family was to be further challenged with two more cancer diagnoses. Her beloved husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2012 then her adored grandson was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2013. Nothing was going to keep Fran down, with the support of her husband and family she has overcome obstacles that she thought she would never have to climb. She, like many survivors has suffered from depression but to her credit she has worked her way through everything that has been thrust upon her. Fran, her husband and grandson are living life to the fullest and embracing each day.
I have travelled the Icefields Parkway on several occasions and it never disappoints. Along the Icefields Parkway (Hwy 93) jaw-dropping scenery is punctuated by more than 100 ancient glaciers, waterfalls cascading from dramatic rock spires and turquoise lakes set in sweeping valleys. There are so many places where you can pull over to take spectacular photos or find a trailhead to hike. You’ll want to take your time, with many must-see stops along the way.
“It’s all about me” What a wonderful day I had last Sunday. I was invited to be an exhibitor at a “Wellness Day” in Mildura. The day was all about the pampering of women and an opportunity to raise much needed funds for the Sunraysia Young Women’s Cancer Support Group. This was also an chance to spread the word of Pink Travels and connect with like minded people. I talked with many women and was able to get the word out to the beautiful women of Mildura. They raised a staggering $7k, much more than expected. I was very humbled and pleased to be apart of this wonderful event.