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Feeling Anxious Before Surgery? Learn from my mistakes!

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How to Reduce Anxiety Before Surgery in San Diego
By Kathleen Lisson, CMT, CLT (CAMTC #70128) "Basal Cell Carcinoma" 
Those three words spoken by my dermatologist as she shined a bright light and peered at my right cheek felt like loose sand being stolen from under my feet by an undertow. 
"I'll take a biopsy to make sure"
Carcinoma, I thought dully. Carcinoma. Both my parent's had died from cancer, so I knew what the word meant. 
I had skin cancer. 
The next ten minutes: scraping of the pimple that had never healed on my cheek, then an explanation of how I would book surgery that went over my head. I asked if it would be written on a sheet of paper - "I'm just not thinking clearly right now." My Derm smiled, "Yes." 
I didn't know that that sheet was just the beginning of the paper trail that cancer created. Even a simple skin cancer, the 'no big deal,' the 'we get hundreds of cases a month' it's just surgery type of …

Chair Massage for Charity in Rancho Penasquitos!

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Rancho Penasquitos Massage Therapist Offers Free Chair Massage in Exchange for Donations to San Diego Nonprofits




Kathleen Lisson, a Board Certified Massage Therapist with a mobile massage practice based in Rancho Penasquitos, raised funds for local charities by giving complementary chair massages at the Rancho Penasquitos Farmers’ Market.
Lisson will be at the Rancho Penasquitos Farmers Market every Saturday from 9 am - 1 pm, and a different San Diego charity will be featured each week.
Past donations include $65 to the Rancho Family YMCA.
Her business, Solace Massage and Mindfulness, provides lymphatic massage for clients after plastic, orthopedic and reconstructive surgery. For more information, contact Kathleen Lisson at SolaceSanDiego.com