Three years ago, I could still feel the sting in my left armpit every time I lifted my arm past shoulder height. With one eye closed, anxiety and denial flooded through me as I opened the mailbox and waited for the white BC Cancer Agency envelope, announcing the start of chemotherapy, to appear. As Christmas… Read More
This weekend, I had the pleasure of being on the Facing Cancer panel at the She's Connected Conference in Toronto. It was such a wonderful opportunity to re-connect with old friends and meet new ones as well as to tell the story about how this community has brought new richness and dimension to my life. After… Read More
As I rub the sleep from my eyes and tell myself it's 8:30am (and not 5:30am as my computer and internal clock are suggesting), I can't help but feel tired AND incredibly grateful. I arrived in Toronto last night and had the opportunity to catch up with some friends (old and new) and I love that these friends… Read More
Today, I had the opportunity to share a guest blog post on A Fresh Chapter that brought me to tears. Here's a short excerpt: Your post about “What’s Next?” got me thinking about our situation. How do we pick up the pieces of our lives and move forward, knowing we both have incurable cancer? What I have… Read More
Hello Facing Cancer Bloggers and Friends! It's hard to believe I returned to Canada after the epic round-the-world Adventure of Hope only 2 months ago. I can't lie - I have gotten used to life in Northern British Columbia. For almost 6 weeks, I got to sleep in the same bed and drink coffee out of the same mug… Read More
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