Body Wise Podcast
Body Wise Podcast
Cristina Curp, Laura Mar
#028: Life After Vulvar Cancer with Heather Cooan
1 hour 5 minutes Posted Feb 14, 2021 at 9:00 pm.
Life with lichen sclerosus and the beginning of Heather’s health journey
How Heather self diagnosed correctly
Heather’s official diagnosis and the c-word
Medical trauma, power imbalance, and the struggle of body autonomy from a female perspective
Taking the power back as a patient
Self-advocacy and body autonomy within a cancer treatment plan
Combining conventional healing methods with naturopathic modalities, becoming cancer-free
Making real lifestyle changes for long term health
Life after cancer and supporting survivors
Enjoying sex after a physical trauma
Questioning the normalization of women’s pain
Vulvar cancer, women’s pleasure, and reimagining the conversations we have as a society
Getting clear on your personal values in a health crisis
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Cristina and Laura get to talk with Heather Coonan about her experience with vulvar cancer. From the diagnosis to treatment, plus the healing process and everything that comes after, Heather shares her story, beyond cancer. Heather’s grace and raw honesty empowers us all to pursue a different path in our individual healing journeys, and in our relationships with our bodies and pleasure as women. TOPICS:
 Life with lichen sclerosus and the beginning of Heather’s health journey (03:55) How Heather self diagnosed correctly (5:22) Heather’s official diagnosis and the c-word (06:53) Medical trauma, power imbalance, and the struggle of body autonomy from a female perspective (14:01) Taking the power back as a patient (19:40) Self-advocacy and body autonomy within a cancer treatment plan (21:14) Combining conventional healing methods with naturopathic modalities, becoming cancer-free (23:25) Making real lifestyle changes for long term health (28:26) Life after cancer and supporting survivors (38:36) Enjoying sex after a physical trauma (40:47) Questioning the normalization of women’s pain (44:55) Vulvar cancer, women’s pleasure, and reimagining the conversations we have as a society (53:31) Getting clear on your personal values in a health crisis (1:00:48) PARTNERS: Get 25% off Kettle and Fire ready made, shelf stable bone broth with code CASTAWAY RESOURCES:  Don’t forget to support Body Wise Podcast by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes. Get the show notes and subscribe on your favorite podcast app! Find more from Heather Cooan and check out her story of self-healing on her website, HeatherCooan.com Follow Heather on Instagram GET BODY WISE: 

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