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Bumpyboobs
Archive: 09 2011
Bumpyboobs
Sep
28

Oncologist appointment is tomorrow. This is my first in a long, long time. Actually I think I’m overdue for a scan. My doctor in Ottawa is absolutely great – great. He radiates great. But nevertheless I’m just a little nervous. Know the feeling? Everyone feels this way during their yearly MRI or… Read More

Bumpyboobs
Sep
28

Let me introduce you to my two Catherines. Catherine A (let’s just call her ‘Ay’) is waist-deep in life and loves every second. She writes, she laughs, she licks her fingers after eating  ribs, sings as she drives, dances in the kitchen and she never passes up the opportunity to chat over a cup of tea.  Ay… Read More

Bumpyboobs
Sep
21

Back in England I had a really great hairdresser. She gave me my last haircut pre-chemo, and my first haircut post-chemo. There was a trust. So when I visited her for the final time before moving – hoping she could help tidy my bizarrely curling re-growth, she gave me the following advice: “Catherine, just… Read More

Bumpyboobs
Sep
14

So there I was beside the tub (not in it, but beside). Zsolt  - my clever husband - had suggested I take a hot bath to calm my cramping and it had sounded like a good idea. Except suddenly the cramps became really strong, like really strong, and neared my ‘this is not okay’ pain level threshold. So there I was… Read More

Bumpyboobs
Sep
06

Can diagnosis be forgotten? At what point is it possible to say, “I won’t worry about cancer,” and really, truly mean it? You know I’ve heard more than once that after a diagnosis, people simply want to escape. Maybe they cannot handle the sudden mortality, or illness, or the fear of chemotherapy and further… Read More

Bumpyboobs
bumpyboobs
Member since
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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