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
- 30 minute social hour
- Light refreshments served
Breast cancer survivors, spouses, and loved ones are welcome to attend this complimentary event.
Note: Space is limited and registration is required. Please make sure you include your guests in the number of tickets you select.
When: Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Xcel Community Center | 4526 S. 143 Street, Omaha NE 68137
CLICK HERE To Reserve Your Ticket/s.
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.