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Way back when I was first diagnosed and wrote a profile for myself for Bumpyboobs and FacingCancer.ca, I identified myself as a survivor. Forget dictionary definitions, I defined a survivor as someone getting up every day, facing what needed to be done, learning how to thrive through uncertain realities, and… Read More


I watched a very good movie the other day, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. I’ve had an emotional reaction to the film. Like, a real deep big tear-inducing emotional reaction. The film starts off with the news reporter announcing that all attempts to stop this meteor have fail. The Earth will be… Read More


It has been about one year since I was offically diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Zsolt and I were whispering about this in the bed yesterday. One year. Somedays feel like I'm living life cancer-free. Other days I begin to fear that I'm not doing enough, enough, enough to keep the cancer back. That's always… Read More


(I wrote this post last week, but there have been such good posts on FacingCancer.ca lately! I didn't want to jump in right away. Therefore an update: The apartment is still clean. This is proof that miracles can happen.) These are one of those posts concocted in my head at 3:00AM. It feels like a good idea… Read More


When I begin spinning into a downward thought spiral, my husband has me say these words: I am alive. I love to live. It helps me, so I thought maybe it might help you too. Simple words, big meaning. For me, I keep the words written down on a sheet of paper by my bed, because it's at night time when my… Read More

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Feb 03, 2011

I was diagnosed with breast cancer a few days after my one year wedding anniversary. That was a shocker. After three years NED, cancer reappeared and pushed me to stage four. This blog captures life despite cancer. With international relocations, job search drama, fighting off apartment vermin, falling deeply in love and more. Life is challenging, but nevertheless inspiring and that’s what Bumpboobs is all about. You can find me over at @Bumpyboobs on Twitter, and hey - I wrote a lovely fiction novel! - over at http://www.CatherineBrunelle.com

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