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Jul
23

Let's talk about pain - one of the unspoken sides of cancer treatment, survivorship and symptom management. Pain contributes to immobility, depression, fear and inability to work. Let's talk about it to improve quality of life and those around us. Let's open the conversation to the Cancer Blues Read More

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Jul
22

Finding fun and enjoyment in fitness is key to keeping it in your routine. What about being a mermaid!!! Read More

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Apr
04

Almost 5 years to diagnosis. Survivorship is something we approach every day as a moving entity. The odds improve as I continue to do well and time heals my emotional wounds - I can sign a lease more comfortably and commit to the next opportunity without a feeling of doubt or backup plan. But the shadow is there and this is not the finish line. So it is time to celebrate as we do with milestones. Happy 5 year anniversary and many more..... Read More

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Mar
22

This was one of those times when you realize a person so much bigger than you can imagine. Not a child but a young adult with maturity beyond her years. She was on the organizing crew of University of Guelph Relay for Life. A speech that knocks your socks off..... Read More

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Mar
21

Sometimes we need a moment not to fast forward to the "what if's" or the "what next" and we cannot rewind to the "if only's" but need to pause. It may be in mindful creativity, meditation or walking that we let the world pause and find a safe place to just be. Read More

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Mar 03, 2011

At 47, I was diagnosed with simultaneous bilateral invasive breast cancers. My world as a busy mum and doctor was in a tailspin as I underwent bilateral mastecomies, reconstuction, node sampling then axillary dissection, chemo then hysterectomy after significant BRCA mutation results. I then helped family members through BRCA testing and the difficult decisions. I made positive thinking cards to help me out of every hardship, push me forwards. Finding balance is hard after breaking my arm twice since then - I have difficulty with the slow down part! I am so grateful to be back at work, able to help people through the emotional side that comes with cancer - from Both Sides.

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