Deborah Cohan dance

It isn't every day that a woman loses both of her breasts due to cancer. One patient decided to make her double mastectomy surgery a happy occasion with a dance off in the operating room.

Obviously this is not normal procedure in the OR where the environment is usually staid, sterile and depressing.

But the nurses and doctors treating Deborah Cohan at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion in San Francisco ignored the rules to dance to the strains of Beyonce's "Get Me Bodied" before Cohan went under the knife.

Cohan wrote about her plans for her "Get Me Bodied Flash Mob" operating room dance off in a blog post on Caringbridge.org.

I will be dancing in my little hospital gown and bouffant cap in the Mt. Zion operating room with the surgical and anesthesia teams. My fantasy is for you to play the song (found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RioOJ7dZxuw) and dance wherever you happen to be (in the kitchen, the carwash, subway platform [Dan!], classroom, Labor and Delivery unit, wherever!) -- ideally at 7:30am but really anytime Tuesday. It would be extra remarkable if you could send me a photo (or, better yet, a short video segment) of you dancing (via caringbridge.org or deborahcohan1@gmail.com). I have visions of a healing video montage. Nothing brings me greater joy than catalyzing others to dance, move, be in their bodies. Are you with me people?

Watch the video below.

  • Shellz

    wow thats awesome! hope they got it all

  • gbellab

    :boobs:

  • AttorneyMom

    She was getting it though!!!! I love it!!!!

    Hey, Sandra. *waving* and *hugs*.

  • MSVALLDAY

    That was the bomb! I hope she is doing ok.

  • lovezoe

    Her brave and positive attitude will make recovery better. God bless her and her family.

  • BayMami_de4

    Love her attitude! Sending positive vibes out to her for a speedy recovery.

  • anw_rootbeer

    Her attitude is amazing. God bless her!!!

  • Just Looking

    Truly awesome to share your testimony, hope and pray for the best for her. We had a dance off to this at my wedding, I will surely send her the link TONIGHT!

    :love:

    Wishing her all the best!

    :goodpost: Have a good one Sandra :peace:

    Gonna e-mail this woman tonight, it's truly amazing to tell your testimony.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    GOD bless her! :pray:
    Mind over matter, with an attitude like hers, she'll be fine! :thumbsup:

    <--- :yes: WILL dance for you Tuesday :shakebutt:

  • Just Looking

    @DTTS don't laugh to hard at VID

  • Who Dat

    God is the glory Deb! God bless u.

    A daughter of a two time breast cancer survivor thanks u for your spirit!

  • Miany

    :pray: I pray for all the cancer survivors and fighters!

  • Miany

    any roses (both presently logged in and possibly lurking) got any recommendations of shii I can watch? I'll be here tonight until 2 am :(

  • lovezoe

    House of Cards
    The Office

  • Miany

    :happy: thanks Lovezoe

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0 SnootyPooty

    Awww omg this is awesome sauce. What a way to turn a life changing situation into one of remembrance with such a positive attitude. What an amazing testimony

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0 SnootyPooty

    Sandra post of the year

  • daprinceofradio

    Awwww she danced her cancer away.... Beautiful Vid. Bless her Heart

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    :danban: aye!!! She got a lil swag too awwww this made my night :love:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=temAjb9d-5s 69

    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    Does she really want bring up what went on with both her Mom and Dad in the early LaFace days? I worked for the Parent company
    ___________________
    >>> walks back in :kona:
    Tell it all and shame the devil!!
    I can read it later :popcorn: Some of us don’t know
    ____________________
    :spank:

    But really tho. What chu find out. :popcorn:

  • VDot

    This made my night!! :love: :danban:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Did she not just roll that neck though aye :danban: ya'll excuse me but I love to dance :butshake: :dance:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    :buttshake:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    @:04 secs she whipped that neck and walked that shyt out aye :danban: :buttshake:

  • puppylove

    Morning roses :yawn:

  • Milky

    Aww that was kayewt :buttshake:

  • Twilight

    that was awesome. I sometimes dance with my patient's with music playing before i perform their vitals to calm them of their nerves before they have their procedure. I sometimes get in trouble but as long as the patient is happy and comes out feeling better it's all good. Chosen song lately has been Daft Punk and Pharell "Lose yourself to dance"

  • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla&BrendenSittinInATreeW-H-I-P-P-I-N-GWhipfinity :whip:

    :cheer:

    that was AWESOME & creative & "feel-goody" :love:

    bless her! :nun:

  • http://www.shooger-free.com 2Unruly

    Awesome!

  • Yardgirl

    Happy weekend y'all!! :waves: Hey Miss Sandra!

    I love this video!! As a dancer I truly believe that dancing takes away your woes, even just for that moment. When I am stressed I do this :danban1: and some of this :danban: and next thing I am :happy:

  • Afiya

    Dancing and Music...the best remedy of all, bless the movers and shakers..DON'T STOP, WON'T STOP! :dance:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Rant ok I have been sick all week with a sinus infection, so naturally I have been in the bed for the most not talking no one that much :tea: anyways this dude wanted to chill this weekend and I told him I haven't been feeling well :rolleyes: well this ninja gets into his feelings and shyt and start posting his feelings on fb :nono: <<< in my book with me.... Don't do that...... I mean really why is that when someone has a problem with you, they post it on fb ....... dat shyt irks my soul :angry: If anything that is a extra turn off, I don't do subliminal s on social network, especially when its obvious bate :rolleyes:

    and the sad part is, hell I have really been under the weather :shrugs: I guess a lie would have sounded better to this fool :coffee:

  • Afiya

    Cause he's a closet BITCH Jenie, only punks do shyt like that.

  • Yardgirl

    Jenie, your friend is insensitive and immature, not to mention a coward for being passive agressive on social media.

    I hope you feel better soon!! :hugs:

  • lovezoe

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    (CNN) - A man looking for his abducted cousin kicked in the back door of an abandoned house and shot and killed her kidnapper, authorities in Louisiana said.

    The shooting Friday has been ruled justified by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Department.

    The cousin, whose name was withheld by the sheriff's department, said he heard screams from the house, said Sheriff's Capt. Kip Judice.

    The cousin said he saw a man start stabbing 29-year-old Bethany Arceneaux when he broke through the door. The cousin fired several shots with a handgun, but he told police he wasn't sure if he hit the kidnapper in the dark house, Judice said.

    Inside, officers found the body of Scott Thomas, who had a child with Arceneaux and had previously violated a restraining order protecting her, Judice said.

    Arceneaux was hospitalized with wounds but is expected to recover, the sheriff's captain said.

    Arceneaux disappeared Wednesday night. Thomas' car was found that night abandoned behind a cane field about a mile from a road.

    Police and bloodhounds had searched the area without success on Thursday. On Friday morning, police were met by about 20 relatives who had organized their own search party, Judice said.

    Officers and relatives searched until about noon, when the cousin found the house.

    "The cousin was at the right spot when he heard the screams," Judice said.

    David Simpson contributed to this report.
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    :claps:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Yardgirl says:

    Jenie, your friend is insensitive and immature, not to mention a coward for being passive agressive on social media.
    I hope you feel better soon!!

    _____________________

    Thank you :hug: I am feeling better

    @Afiya that was a lame move on his part :nono: smh !!! LAME!

  • PumpkinsMama

    @ Jen RHOA, OUAT, Walking Dead. I feel like I'm forgetting something :bite:

  • lovezoe

    Jenie- glad you feeling better. My throat over here itching. Upping my probiotics and echinacea

  • FuturedocDonte

    Family Time = my and my wife watching TV. She's in control of the remote :( making me watch RHOA :(

    Ion like kandi red curly fries :nono: too bright

  • Who Dat

    Even I know Jenie was feeling bad. Had posted it the other day.

    Jenie do he need some meat in his vehicle? Bastard.

    :no:

  • lovezoe

    What's wrong with Mama Joyce. I think she scared Kandi gone stop HER checks. Monthly bills > food bills. Crazy butt

  • Ni ni

    Mama Joyce means well. Her delivery couldve been better. She just doesnt want kandi to make a huge mistake. Kandi makes poor decisions when it comes to a man. The last man had a bunch of kids, baby mamas and she chose to move this man in on her daughter. Its gonna be hard for Mama Joyce but this is kandi s decision and shes gon have to sit back and let her learn on her own.... 9 times out of 10, mama be right though.

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Totally agree Nini :yes: I think mama Joyce is right about this guy..... I dont know how to feel about Kandi brushing her daughter opinions to the side, hell that needs to be addressd :shrug:

    : thankyou: Dubb and Lzoe I still cant smell a damn thing :sad: Pumky n I was up all damn night wating my shows hunty :woot: chile that epidode was intense :bite: TWD

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Totally agree Nini :yes: I think mama Joyce is right about this guy..... I dont know how to feel about Kandi brushing her daughter opinions to the side, hell that needs to be addressd :shrug:

    : thankyou: Dubb and Lzoe I still cant smell a damn thing :sad: Pumky n I was up all damn night wating my shows hunty :woot: chile that epidode was intense :bite: TWD

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    So many typos :smack: I need a keyboard for this thing

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Dubb and that damn meat :hahaha: and another thing, even if I wasn't sick , I dont think I would have dealt with thta fool no way, hell...ninja, take me out :shrugs: I can chill by my got damn self ashid ..... we not finna even get that started..... :nono:

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  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    Good for her. God bless her :pray:
    Morning all.
    Why am I at work? Everybody I know is at home on a 3 day weekend. I had my son's bday party and then a cousin's daughter bday party and everybody at BOTH parties was all :cheers: we have a 3 day weekend. I was like :blink: pardon me? I am SEW upset :crying1:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Hey Taken, Im off but Im sitting up here at the car shop, my brakes may need changing :thinking:

  • A.J.

    Good Morning Sandra!!

    Happy Veteran's Day to the fine folks that it applies to on here!! :woot: I thank you for your service and what you have done and doing for our country.

    Ni ni
    Jenie
    Taken

    :waves: sup ladies

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    Hey Jenie and A.J. :hugs: I know you are a smart cookie Jenie but be careful. You know once you get one thing fixed they come at you with 50 other things :rules: that need to be fixed. But you might have a mechanic you trust

  • OutsidetheBox

    Sitting up under this dryer. :crying1: bout near melted... I need a damn relaxer :prayforme:

    Also its my gmas bday. :cry: FEELING IT this morning. Hope everybody has a good week.. :pray: Ttyl.

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    AJ :hug: OTB whoo whoo :hug: I hope your day gets brighter....

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    OTB come back :hugs: That hug is for you feeling sad. *no tears friend*
    I too get tempted to perm. I think if I could find a good stylist here to go to twice a month I would be straight. Problem is I don’t see anybody’s hair here I look at like I wonder who does her hair. My work BFF did come in with a fiyah weave the other day :thinking: But some people can do weaves and not “regular” hair :(

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    I haven't had a perm in 6mths, and guess what, I am perming my hair Weds, please believe :yes: , and getting a sew in Saturday :yes: and I can't wait :yahoo:

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    Jenie: Do what works for you. I know it will be fly :winky:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Thanks Taken :hug: I wonder if Sandra going to Milk this Holiday to her advantage :thinking: welp I'm bout to take a nap BBL :bye:

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  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    Yea... it looks like it is going to be a long day :cry:
    See ya later :hi:

  • lovezoe

    :newpost:

  • Dhoward1913

    I loved the idea of this. She is also a doctor and she was able to coordinate this well ahead of her surgery. I will be having the same surgery soon and this story and her attitude is inspiring.