Nancy Tweezes Tongues

Yesterday, Nancy, an RDH at the CDHA (Canadian Dental Hygienists’ Association) conference told me how much my my presentation, “Tongue-Tied’ meant to her. I always try to ask what resonated most about my presentation. Often I hear the part about my children or the theological part….but today, I heard something quite different: the tongue tweezing! She went on to say …

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Our Red Balloons

When I wrote my first bookmark about organizing support networks, my idea was to develop an organization called The Red Balloon Group. It was named for the scar on my arm. Soon, I learned that everyone who had reconstruction of the tongue from oral cancer had a similar scar. Apparently, the forearm skin is most similar to the tongue tissue. …

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Beautiful Women with Partially Reconstructed Tongues

Did you ever wonder what kind of questions oral cancer survivors with reconstruction of their tongues ask each other….well, now you will know: When you stick out your tongue, does it go off to the side? Can you feel on that side? Do you do tongue exercises….lalalalala, doe, doe, doe….tot,tot,tot….? Does your tongue get stiff…when? Can you drink wine? Can …

Eva To Speak in Burnaby, British Columbia

A toast to social media!  I met Melinda Ferguson, RDH on Linkedin.  After contracting to be the keynote speaker for the British Columbia Cancer Agency’s Annual Cancer Conference in Vancouver, I contacted Melinda knowing she lived nearby.  She jumped on the opportunity and booked me to speak for Professional Hygiene Development Services, which offers continuing education to dental hygienists.  I …

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American Student Dental Association Upcoming Event

A senior dental student in at the University of Louisville Dental School in Louisville, KY contacted me through the Six-Step Screening website. “I am amazed by your story and I think you’re an inspiration for everybody, providing hope out of hardship. I am the President of the American Student Dental Association at U of L.  I’ve been showing your YouTube videos …