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Archive: 11 2012
riding shotgun
Nov
30

One year and counting

One year ago today I sat in a surgery waiting 'lounge' at Princess Margaret Hospital while Katie went under the knife.  Accompanied by two good friends (admittedly I wasn't very good company) I waited with fear and loathing for the post-surgery briefing by the most capable Dr. Michael Reedijk. Today, I sit… Read More

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lovely_lady_lumps
Nov
28

Volunteering Abroad: Being Healed vs Being Cured

Right before my last chemo, I remember thinking that cancer was almost over. I assumed that once the doctors, the hospitals, treatment and tests went away, cancer would go away too and but I learned that it doesn't. As time passed and the days of chemo were farther and farther away, my physical… Read More

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sleeks
Nov
25

Learn-Unlearn-Relearn

I have a confession to make. Sometimes, I break my resolutions. Although the lesson was valuable at the time I blogged about it, I forget my commitment to change and let the status quo pull me in. The worst part? I usual break resolutions I made in the hopes of making my life easier. Balancing full-time… Read More

lovely_lady_lumps
Nov
21

Surviving Survivorship Part Deux

I have heard people call cancer 'a gift'. I'm not even kidding, some people refer to cancer as a gift. I think of a gift as something that I would not only like to receive but also something that I would like to give to my family and friends and I can safely say that cancer therefore doesn't qualify. The idea… Read More

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both sides
Nov
20

Thinking Differently

I had to train myself hard to think differently – not to take your head down the scary path of nothing is going right but to believe that every hurdle stands a chance of a good outcome despite past events and that I must believe that. It is normal that our heads go down the cancer path of bad outcomes but if… Read More

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