Diagnosed With Stage IIi Breast Cancer

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Marybeth has been healthy for the most of her life, however, she was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer in October, 2015. After the surgery, she went for one chemo therapy. She was supposed to have 4 sessions. But she decided not to take the rest of the chemo therapy due to her financial hardship at the time. She was ready whenever the Lord wanted her. She drove to work a week after her surgery, and she kept telling herself that she could do this.
At the age of 70, another wonderful opportunity emerged. Marybeth was offered the position of Clinical Supervisor at UW-Parkside. She enjoys observing first and second year education majors in their field experiences.
Marybeth’s life has been a roller coaster. There have been ups and downs.
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Marybeth thinks her life as integrative. She had a great childhood, a rewarding teenage years, getting married and having children, helping with raising up her grandchildren. She has passed on many morals and values to the young generations. As Erikson stated in his psychosocial developmental stages, integrity is the opposite of self-centered love. It is a sense of acceptance that this is one’s only life. (Berzoff, 2011) She tries to contribute more to her family and society and wants to live a regret free life, she also accepts her own death in the future.
She is very involved with community work. She volunteers at different organizations, agencies and clubs. She was very involved when she was young, and to this day, she still tries to catch up with everything she used to do at the age of 71. She told me that she was satisfied with her life. The more she does, the more satisfied she is. She is well presented the activity theory of aging. The activity theory of aging proposes that older adults are happiest when they stay active and maintain social interactions. These activities, especially when meaningful, help the elderly to replace lost life roles after retirement and, therefore, resist the social pressures that limit an older person 's world. The theory assumes a positive relationship between activity and life satisfaction. Activity theory reflects the functionalist perspective that the equilibrium, that an individual
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