Share Your Story: Anissa Orsino
Anissa Orsino is a seven-year breast cancer survivor, homeschooling mom of two boys, and bucket list crusher. She’s on a mission to help fellow moms and sister survivors live with intention and create lives that they LOVE.
- 00:54: Take us back to the beginning of your cancer journey.
- 03:29: Would you just come back and feel this lump?
- 06:30: Okay so you’re pregnant and what is the plan now?
- 08:05: It turned out the lump did respond very, very well to chemo.
- 10:18: I bet this is what it feels like right before you die.
- 12:35: I got the expander put in at the time of my mastectomy.
- 15:25: Talk to us about the implant and what went on from there.
- 17:20: Talk to us about lymphedema.
- 19:21: I could take a little bit more time off and so I just decided to go for it.
- 21:33: I know I exercise most mornings and that has made a huge difference.
- 23:25: What was your worst moment?
- 25:20: What was your best moment?
- 28:14: Many doctors are extremely reluctant to use the word cured.
- 28:28: What is the one thing you wish you had known at the beginning of your cancer journey?
- 33:50: If you could only do one thing to improve health care in the US, what would it be and why?
- 36:12: Everybody should have a doctor that will talk to them for two hours.
- 37:48: Thrive Rapid Fire Questions
- 39:44: Aside from Cancer U, what is one resource that you would recommend for cancer patients and caregivers?