Kaiulani Facciani

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Name: Kaiulani Facciani
Date registered: August 22, 2015
URL: http://www.makesyoustrong.com

Latest posts

  1. – Why Me? — March 16, 2018
  2. – Women with metastatic cancer are the strongest women I know — September 13, 2016
  3. – Million Dollar Baby — August 19, 2016
  4. – Lessons I am Learning — July 6, 2016
  5. – Bedside Manners 101 — March 22, 2016

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  1. – Ho’oponopono… Love, Gratitude, and Forgiveness — 2 comments
  2. – When tears turn to giggles… — 1 comment
  3. – Bedside Manners 101 — 1 comment
  4. – Women with metastatic cancer are the strongest women I know — 1 comment
  5. – Lessons I am Learning — 1 comment

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– Why Me?

Life’s meaning is not some pre-ordination waiting to be discovered, but is something to be created. — my interpretation of the philosophy of Humanism A diagnosis of a terminal disease forces us to confront our mortality, ponder the meaning of life, and wonder how we ended up on this journey. I don’t die easily. I survived …

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– Women with metastatic cancer are the strongest women I know

• They dare to hope when the whitecoats would take it all away. • They endure the misunderstanding of the diagnosis by others who are well-meaning, but misinformed. • They swallow their fear and put on a brave face for others. • They process their anger because it serves no one. • They struggle with …

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– Million Dollar Baby

My western medical insurance billings for cancer have passed the million-dollar mark. Thank god for insurance. So, more than a million dollars later (that’s $1,000,000), I am still alive. ‘The system’ paid for it. Ultimately, that means all of you. Was it worth it? I would like to think it is but, trying to objectively …

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– Lessons I am Learning

November, 2012 – soon after diagnosis of Stage IV breast cancer and prognosis of just weeks to live. Five years ago, I had Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS), which is Stage 0, pre-cancer. Not really even considered cancer to most doctors. But the cells in the mass in my right breast were seen as aggressive …

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– Bedside Manners 101

I wish that I could teach a class that all doctors were required to take in medical school…. Bedside Manners 101.  You could all help me teach it, I’m sure. The lessons are simple, but they seem to elude so many of them… 1.) Listen to your patient. They know their body better than you. 2.) …

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– Cancer IS a gift!

I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. ― …

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– The Graceful Warrior

  Grace is the breath of God – an invisible essence beyond intellect that moves swiftly amongst us.  Grace is immediately accessible to you and everyone around you – through humility, devotion, and the courage to follow divine guidance. — Caroline Myss November, 2012 I walk the path of the warrior. I do not accept that …

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– I love you

Practice love until you remember that you are love. — Swami Sai Premananda I love everyone. Yes, you. Even you, whom I have never met. That’s what cancer has given me… it’s made me soft in the head. : ) No, seriously. All those things that I thought were so important… guess what… none of …

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– The long, dark night that leads to the path of light

  October, 2012 — 2 MRIs, 2 cat scans, 2 ultrasounds, 2 biopsies and 2 days later, all I’d been told was that I was full of Stage IV metastatic cancer. Impatient, I asked the nurse for my reports and had just finished reading them when the oncologist walked in. I said, “Well, it looks …

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– New Orders

There is no death, only a change of worlds. – Chief Seattle The other night I was sleeping on my side and I awoke to someone gently shaking my shoulder. “It’s time to go”, she whispered. It resembled the vague excitement of being woken up early to leave on a road trip when you were little. …

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