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Embracing Change: Barbara's Cancer Recovery Journey and Journey to Healing

  1. Embracing Change: Barbara's Cancer Recovery Journey and Journey to Healing 35:32
Host Kathe Kline is joined by guest Barbara, who candidly shares her transformative journey after undergoing surgery for breast cancer. Barbara provides an intimate account of the emotional and physical toll of her cancer treatment, from the complex procedures she endured, including a mammogram and the insertion of radioactive pieces, to the emotional support she received from her family and medical team.

Barbara poignantly describes the impact of her surgery, the subsequent pain and the overwhelming emotional weight of receiving her biopsy results. She opens up about the daunting prospect of radiation therapy and the possibility of cancer recurrence, which greatly affects her outlook on recovery and her life plans.

The episode dives into the practical challenges Barbara faces, from potentially rescheduling (yet again!) a trip to Costa Rica due to her treatment and navigating the complexities of scheduling medical appointments and procedures. Through her journey, Barbara emphasizes the importance of addressing health concerns as we age and the profound impact of prioritizing both physical and emotional well-being. The conversation serves as a powerful reminder of the interconnectedness of health and the other important pillars of life in Retirement, reinforcing the significance of balancing medical needs with the pursuit of fulfillment and joy.

Ultimately, Barbara’s story serves as a source of inspiration and solidarity for listeners as well as a reminder of the importance of compassion and support in facing life’s unexpected obstacles. The episode concludes with the host expressing gratitude to Barbara for her openness and Resilience, while also setting the stage for future discussions that encompass a broader range of topics beyond Barbara’s health journey.

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Katherine Kline Podcaster, Blogger

I host the Rock Your Retirement Show, which is about Lifestyle, not money or insurance! I started the show in 2016 before anyone knew what a podcast was, and now it's had over one million downloads. At this point, there is a lot of information in our back catalog and we try to release an episode every month.

I'm a retired Financial Advisor (after 25 years) and now I try to have fun with my husband, my dog, and my friends.

I'm also the founder of, a site that brings insurance agents together with people who are looking for help with Medicare.

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