Have you ever been:
· Fearful of intimacy
· Scared to talk to your significant other about how you feel because you are scared of what you think they may say
· Avoiding being intimate either physically, or emotionally
· Feeling like you lost your sex appeal
· Afraid to let your partner know the true depth of your emotional or physical pain
· Worried that sexual intimacy will be painful
· Avoiding conversations because your partner just doesn’t get it
· Ashamed or embarrassed by your body so you don’t feel loved
Come to our Live Panel Q & A and learn how to rediscover your intimacy and reconnect physically, emotionally, and sexually after breast cancer. In a safe space for interactive conversation, you can listen to and speak with two amazing survivors and their spouses along with family/marriage counselor Kristin Treat to learn how they faced these issues together. The five-member panel will answer YOUR questions LIVE.
The evening will include:
- 90 minute open and honest conversation and Q&A
- The ability to anonymously text questions to the panelists
- 30 minute social hour
- Light refreshments served
This program is complimentary to breast cancer survivors, their partners, and loved ones in NE & Western IA and is made possible by our many generous donors.
Note: Space is limited and registration is required. Please make sure you include your guests in the number of tickets you select.
Registration has closed. Check back in the fall for our next Live Panel: Let's Talk Recurrence
When: Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Xcel Community Center | 4526 S. 143 Street, Omaha NE 68137
Meet Our Expert and Special Guests
Kristen Treat Counselor, LPC, LMHP, CPC
Kristen Treat is a family/marital counselor.
· Years in Practice: 10 Years
· School: University of Nebraska Omaha, 2009
· License and State: 4153 Nebraska
Becky and Andrew Baruth
We have been married for 15 years. We have two children, one boy age 11 and one girl age 6.
I have been an independent business owner since October 2016. I work with new or expanding families, providing in-home support and education during a major life transition.
Andrew is an Associate Professor of Physics at Creighton University.
I was diagnosed with stage 3 aggressive breast cancer in May 2018. I completed 3 months of IV chemotherapy, three different drugs over the summer of 2018. I had a bilateral mastectomy and 11 lymph node removal in Oct 2018. Severe cording resulted from lymph node surgery. Due to poor pathologic response to chemo, I was recommended additional treatment. I completed 28 rounds of radiation in Dec 2018/Jan 2019. Then 6 months of oral chemo completed in Aug. 2019. Bilateral Diep flap reconstruction in Oct 2019. Surgery for thyroid removal in Dec. 2019.
Denise and Tim Salzbrenner
My husband, Tim, and I have been married for 15 incredible years. We were blessed with 3 daughters, Brooklyn (11), Lydia (10), & Adylin (8). We currently reside in Omaha.
I was diagnosed with HER2+ invasive ductal carcinoma in June 2018. At that time I underwent 3 months of IV chemotherapy. Following chemotherapy, another area was tested with positive results for cancer just below the skin tissue.
In November 2018 I underwent a double mastectomy where they removed 22 lymph nodes with 15 nodes testing positive for cancer. In January 2019 I began my 33 rounds of radiation therapy and kadcyla immunotherapy via IV. I completed radiation in February 2019 and kadcyla in October 2019. I currently am undergoing PT and OT for severe radiation fibrosis.
Despite the rollercoaster of events over the last 1 1/2 years, my husband and I are blessed with the power of prayer and amazing support from family and friends.