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Could You Juggle Business Problems and Your Peritoneal Mesothelioma Recovery?

Here’s how Kasie Coleman is doing it! Having been diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma in 2010, she decided to fight the disease and subsequently went through rounds of chemotherapy, two HIPEC procedures and more. She learned that life is precious, and that it was also limited. As a result, she pursued her dream, launching her own small business. What a fun business it is, too. Cupcakes. Called Sugarbelle, she launched her second bakery in February 2014. She said that she probably would have passed on the offer, but after her cancer diagnosis, she decided to go for it. It wasn’t all clear sailing as you will see below: Opening that business — and eventually closing it after eight months — taught me valuable truths about myself and others. As a cancer survivor, wife and mother of two boys, I also learned keeping your family and your sanity is just as important as survival. Demands of Opening Another Business I doubled my staff, advertising efforts and labor when I opened the second Bundt cake bakery. Although I thought all the bases were covered, I had not counted on also doubling my own work hours. I thought hiring additional staff would decrease my work load, but it didn’t. I also learned I was more of a micromanager than I cared to admit. My days quickly turned into nights, and my children became weekend visitors. Six months into my new venture and I was physically exhausted from work, mentally drained from employee drama, and overwhelmed with the guilt of becoming an absentee parent. I would sometimes go a week without seeing my children. The daily stress was overwhelming. I also felt horrible that I was crying everyday about something I volunteered to take on. She felt that she needed to put life into perspective, and that’s exactly what she did. God had given me not one, but two chances at life, and I felt guilty about spending all my days crying my eyes out. If peritoneal mesothelioma didn’t kill me, I definitely wasn’t about to let a cupcake bakery take me out. She nearly suffered a nervous breakdown trying to deal with everything, and she wound up going to her oncologist who suggested she speak with a psychiatrist. She learned a valuable lesson when she went to her psychiatrist. It’s something that most cancer survivors must face. I was so focused on surviving during my two-year mesothelioma battle that I never dealt with the trauma of my diagnosis and possible mortality. Her second location was a rental, and the owner wound up selling the building. She had 60 days to close her second bakery. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise. You know what they say: “When God closes a door, he opens a window.” And, that’s exactly what happened with Kasie. Despite all the problems of that location, the business had generated a solid customer following. That’s why I decided to wholesale my goods to retail stores and keep my original… 0

Mesothelioma Asbestos Lung Cancer

Mesothelioma asbestos lung cancer, which is caused nearly always by exposure to asbestos, is a horrific and difficult to diagnose cancer. If you, a friend, or a loved one has been diagnosed with it, it is important to learn as much as possible.

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