My Story Hits The News Again!

Co-Owner of Fort Worth Chiropractic Clinic Beats Breast Cancer, Inspires Others to be Healthy

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nancy Michlin, who owns Back to Health Family Chiropractic with her husband, Fort Worth chiropractor Dr. Chris Michlin, is using her successful battle against breast cancer to inspire others to prevent illness or thrive in spite of it. Michlin, Co-Owner, Marketing/Patient Education Director, and Office Manager for Back to Health Family Chiropractic, is also a Certified Health Coach.

She draws on her own health challenges to empower others to take control of their personal well-being. Michlin’s story has been featured on CBS 11 News as well as the Medical City Dallas’s Next Chapter and the Susan G. Komen Fort Worth websites. Her three videos can be viewed on the media page of her blog: https://nancymichlin.com/media/

Nancy Michlin did not set out to become a cancer activist, but she quickly became one after being diagnosed with breast cancer, surviving two separate mastectomies and battling against Pseudomonas, a serious infection contracted during her first mastectomy which caused four additional surgeries.

Today, Michlin is writing a book about her journey and working to educate, inspire, and empower others about disease prevention and whole body health and wellness. She has recently completed coursework to become a Certified Health Coach.

“Preventing disease is far easier than curing it,” said Michlin. “My mission is to educate and empower others to make healthy life choices, so they can prevent disease or triumph and flourish in spite of it. If I can help someone avoid this journey or hold her hand while she walks it, my expedition was worthwhile.”

Michlin received her diagnosis following a routine mammogram. The ductal carcinoma diagnosis necessitated a single mastectomy. Following the mastectomy, the post-surgical pathology report showed invasive lobular carcinoma, a “stealth” cancer that was not seen on any of the pre-surgery imaging. Not knowing if her right breast was cancer-free, Michlin’s doctors recommended an additional mastectomy.

Michlin is now cancer free; although she continues to have higher than desirable cancer stem cell count in her blood work.

“I am focused on whole body health,” says Michlin. “I exercise five to seven days each week, eat cancer-fighting foods, take Tamoxifen every day, get Vitamin C and Aloe Vera IVs weekly, take supplements, and practice stress reduction techniques.”

Michlin says that she overcame her diagnosis through inner strength. She also credits her husband, Fort Worth chiropractor Dr. Chris Michlin, and her surgical team, Dr. Alison Laidley and Dr. Patrick Hodges, for helping her get to the other side of the mountain range.
“I thought I was living a healthy lifestyle,” says Michlin. “After my cancer diagnosis, I completely transformed my life, which has helped me to become a happier, healthier, and stronger person.”

Michlin works with her husband at their Fort Worth chiropractic clinic, Back to Health Family Chiropractic, where she educates patients on the pillars on good health.

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Roxy’s Farewell

A year ago today, we said goodbye to Roxy (my right breast).  She was a casualty of the Lola’s war (my left breast).  Roxy was a clean girl. She just hung out with the wrong crowd. She willingly gave up her life for my overall good health.  Rylee came in as her replacement.   So much has happen in a year.  I am forever grateful for all the blessings that have come to me since Roxy sacrificed herself.  I am a different person.  Nancy Version 2.0 – maybe not so new, but very much improved!  The courage to be a glowing force of positive energy and light!

Nancy L. Baskin Michlin, M.Ed., C.H.C.

Staying Cancer-Free 4 Life!

A dear friend of mine is working on a video for me which will tell my whole story and retain my focus on health and wellenss. Until that video is completed, please watch this one. Of all my current videos, in this one, I share more of my story. It gives critical details that were edited out of the others. Please set aside nine minutes to learn more about my journey and my thoughts on staying cancer-free for life!

My other current  videos can be found on the media page of this blog.   https://nancymichlin.com/media/

Nancy L. Baskin Michlin, M.Ed., C.H.C.

Busting Out 4 Life!

Yesterday’s Race For The Cure Fort Worth was a wonderful event.  One of the reasons the Race was enjoyable was because I knew fellow Survivors!  When I when I participated in the Dallas Race last October, while I had friends and family with me on my team, I did not know any other survivors there.  Yesterday, instead of being in a sea of pink and not knowing anyone during the Survivor events; this time, there were lots of friends cheering and smiling with me!  What a difference that makes! Yesterday and every day is a celebration for each of us and all of us — individually and as one!

Of course, a special call out goes to my team, BUSTING OUT 4 LIFE! You all ROCK!

Busting Out 4 Life!

Busting Out 4 Life!

1 Year and 4 Months!

1 Year and 4 Months!

Nancy L. Baskin Michlin, M.Ed., C.H.C.

Enchanting Magic!

As I went through the most difficult parts of my breast cancer journey before I started this blog, I will post some past writing, with the dates listed that they were written.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Enchanting Magic!

My birthday is a week from today. Last year, on my birthday, we had a farewell party for Lola (my left breast), and we were staring down at the face of a mastectomy five days later. It is amazing to me what a year can hold, and where I am a year later.

I am healthier, stronger, and happier than I’ve ever been. I’m a different person in so many ways.  I have a new purpose for my life’s work. Chris and I begin eLearning classes next week. We are adding a division to our clinic based on all the research I’ve done in the last year to help empower others to make healthy lifestyle choices. I know with all my heart, I am meant to help others prevent disease or triumph and flourish in spite of it.  A year ago, never would I have been able to imagine any of this.

“Time heals all wounds.”  “This too shall pass.” While my physical wounds are still healing and my battle is yet to be history, these two clichés ring sweet tones of wisdom. Time has brought new perspectives. Distance from the line drawn in the sand, which forever changed my life, modifies the view entirely. When we are in the midst, our viewfinder is that of a microscope. As sand falls through the hourglass, our field of vision shifts with it.  Our magnifying glass gives way to a telescopic vantage point. The landscape transforms, and the horizon becomes panoramic.

Every so often, an alchemist is at work behind the scenes. Our optics reconstruct, and our vision reconfigures. All we see reflects the vivid colors, subtle hues, and spiral patterns of a kaleidoscope. Behold the enchanting magic!

Nancy L. Baskin Michlin, M.Ed., C.H.C.

I Will Survive!

Oh what an incredible story! At a concert last weekend, the band, LeFreak, was auctioning off the vest for a donation to the Susan Komen fund. The man who won the bid paid $120. The friend I was with told him that we were two breast cancer survivors. He pulled us with him to the stage. Next thing we knew, Kelli and I were on stage, singing and dancing with the band to one of my favorite power songs “I Will Survive.” The man who won the bid, gave the vest to me and told Kelli and me that we were both heroes!

I Will Survive!

The Auctioned Vest!

We Will Survive!

We Will Survive!