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Hello and happy Monday! I’m actually writing this on the previous Friday, but am imagining it’s Monday for the sake of timing. Let’s visualize Monday together: start of the week, five days till another mini two-day vacation, hung over from all that grocery shopping and cleaning you did on the weekend. I can… Read More


A friend of mine, Marie from Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer, has been giving prompts lately for bloggers to get inspired. Her prompt this week is a word: Querencia. A place from which one's strength is drawn, where one feels at home; the place where you are your most authentic self. And she asks us to… Read More


Because I'm stage four, every few months I get an x-ray of my lungs. This is done to check on the spots. You see, last summer when the spots were discovered by the CT, I’d also had an x-ray which didn’t show any cancer. The spots were too small to appear on that less precise form of x-ray imagining. Read More


Today day is Valentine’s day. Maybe it’s more about romance, but I think there’s room for love of all kinds. One kind FacingCancer.ca has brought into my life is support, and a place to connect. So, Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you. I hope it is full of love.  (The quote below comes from Deborah… Read More


So, I have an on-again, off-again book club, and one of the books we recently discussed was Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. She is the woman in that popular TED talk, which exploded into a book/movement to ‘lean in’. The book is for women in the workplace. Or rather, it’s for women who want to excel/climb the… Read More

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I was diagnosed with breast cancer a few days after my one year wedding anniversary. That was a shocker. Since then I had a mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and am now 3 years NED. With international relocations, job search drama, fighting off apartment vermin, falling deeply in love and now navigating fertility, the impact of a cancer diagnosis has been far reaching; life is challenging, but nevertheless inspiring and that’s what Bumpboobs is all about. (And okay, the cockroaches in my apartment had nothing to do with cancer. Thank goodness for the normal things!)

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