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Archive: 02 2015


There I was at the cancer centre laid out in “stretcher bay”.  I still could not believe that my neutrophil count was at 0.0 and that they would not let me go home.  It was getting late in the afternoon so Mike decided that he better go home to meet the kids as soon as they got home from school to tell them… Read More

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Let’s Be Real For A Moment

I write my blogs as if it’s all a story I’m telling, someone else’s story. To be honest, it’s easier for me to write that way. A cop-out? Maybe, but from the comments you are leaving, you like the storytelling feel of it. I’m going to pause the story here, and I’m hoping you’ll stay with me as I share some… Read More


How do you feel about not having children?

People don’t often come up and ask: So, Catherine, how do you feel about not having children? They might ask: do you have any kids? But that’s not the same thing at all Now, I don’t expect nor do I want to open that big emotional can of worms by being asked vulnerable questions all the time . . . but when… Read More

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Restorative Tattooing

Do you know about restorative tattooing? Meet a person who is dedicated to giving cancer patients back what this unfair disease has taken from them. We know that emotional attitude makes a difference in emotional wellbeing, pain, activity and ability to get back to work. Let's look at its role, together with reconstruction in helping restore patients and their self esteem. Read More

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