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and lifestyle . “ They asked me to journal what I did every day to figure out what would trigger a headache or mental fatigue — such as high stress or lack of sleep — as well as what helped alleviate my symptoms like exercise or lots of reading to help me slow down mentally . My previous doctors had all been focused on heavy medication , so I really appreciated their holistic approach that factored in the full picture .”
Within a month , Cordie ’ s doctors eliminated one medication entirely and significantly decreased two others . “ The difference was phenomenal — it was like all my dots reconnected ,” Cordie says . “ Not only am I seizurefree , but I ’ m so much more healthy all around . I don ’ t wake up with headaches and I ’ m
not tired , so I ’ m not reliant on caffeine and headache medicine to get through the day . My career is going well , and I feel confident about sharing my childhood memories and life experience . I am so grateful to have made such an improvement — I am truly in a better state than I have ever been in my life .”
In honor of the care she received , Cordie joined our Communities Connected : Women in Philanthropy program in support of quality care in the Lake Travis area .
Communities Connected brings together members of our communities by combining donations for a greater impact , and inviting participants to collectively choose which projects to support with these funds . This program is currently available in the Brenham , Lake Travis , and Hill Country regions . Learn more at CTXFoundation . BSWHealth . com / Connected .
SYSTEM NEWS

Infusion center now open in Austin !

The latest in our efforts to ease the stress associated with a cancer diagnosis .
ighting cancer is hard enough — but fighting Austin traffic to get to weekly or even daily treatment appointments can make an already stressful experience that much more difficult . Care available close to home is key to minimizing the disruption cancer can cause in a patient ’ s life .
With the opening of the new Cancer and Infusion Center at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Austin Oak Hill in July 2022 , patients in Austin can continue to work , attend school , and enjoy daily activities without the need to travel far for treatment .
The 3,500 square-foot facility features six semi-private infusion bays , and can serve about 15 patients per day with a variety of treatments for cancer , dehydration , rheumatoid arthritis , multiple sclerosis , iron deficiency anemia , and other conditions requiring infusion therapy .
One of six semi-private infusion bays , each with a television and recliner for patient comfort during treatments that can last several hours .
To learn more about how you can support cancer care in the Austin area , please contact Chris Beck at 512-496-7575 or Christopher . Beck @ BSWHealth . org .
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